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APRIL 18 - In honor of Earth Day
2015, the boys and girls of Brookline came together for the 10th
annual Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful "Pick It Up, PA" project, part of the Great
American Cleanup. One team worked their way through Brookline Park, then along
Breining Street, Brookline Boulevard and Fitch Way, while another went west
to tidy up Moore Park. When the cleanup was finished, these hardy youngsters
had collected quite an assortment of tires, garbage and other discarded
The Cleanup Project here in
Brookline was coordinated by Keith Knecht of the South Pittsburgh
Development Corporation (SPDC), a local community action group, and
the Brookline Recreation Center staff. City-wide effort are directed by
coordinators from the Pennsylvania Resources Council. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is statewide effort to help eliminate illegal dumping and
littering in Pennsylvania. Every year on Earth Day weekend, concerned
citizens throughout the state join in the pickup. This year the park
cleanup was a week late due to the Easter holiday.
When the morning was over and
the clock struck noon, the staff and kids gathered back at the Recreation
Center for some well-deserved refreshments, including pizza provided by
Antonio's Pizzeria. Hat off to all the youngsters who did a great job
scouring the hillsides, nooks and crannies for loose trash.
Thanks also to the many community volunteers
who made our 11th annual park cleanup another success. Your hard work really
and dedication really does make a difference.
Special Thanks go out to our sponsors,
South Pittsburgh Development Corporation (SPDC), Antonio's Pizzeria and our
partners in Citiparks for their continued support of the Keep
Pennsylvania Beautiful project and our efforts here in Brookline Park.
Photos from Past Cleanups
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