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Volunteers are needed to join organizations in northeastern Pa. that have events planned for the Great NEPA CleanUp. From March 31 through May 5, these events will clean parks, sweep streets, collect recyclables, remove trash from the Lackawanna River and educate the public about being “green.” Everyone wants to live, work and play in a clean and green community. April is a great time to celebrate our environment and our communities.

Everyone is encouraged to volunteer to help - individuals, families, friends, civic organizations and businesses. Here is how to get involved.

1. Check http://www.gacofpa.org/ for an event nearest you. Contact the event coordinator to let them know that you are joining the effort. Then volunteer your time and skills to make northeastern Pa. beautiful. Bring your friends and family to help “green” your community.

2. Contact the Lackawanna Heritage Valley (LHV). To find a cleanup where help is needed, visit www.LHVA.org for the listing of events or contact Owen Worozbyt, LHV Volunteer Coordinator, at Oworozbyt@LHVA.org or 570. 963.6730 ext. 8212.

Great NEPA CleanUp volunteers will join Pennsylvanians across the state and Americans across the nation to clean up trash and debris from neighborhoods and communities, roads, business districts, streams and rivers, and parks and forests. Everyone can help.

The Great NEPA CleanUp is sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Conservation Alliance and the Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area (LHV). It is part of the Great American CleanUp of Pa., a partner of the national Great American Cleanup from March 1 through May 31.

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Conservation Alliance, sponsored by LHV, is an umbrella organization of more than 80 regional environmental groups. The Alliance meets quarterly to share ideas and to develop projects that preserve and enhance the natural resources of the region. The Lackawanna Heritage Valley works with heritage attractions, government, civic, and educational organizations in the region. It encourages collaboration and provides funding for projects that conserve, preserve and educate the public about the region’s historic, cultural, economic and natural resources. For general information, visit www.LHVA.org or call 570. 963.6730 ext.8200.

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