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Holding a neighborhood litter or illegal dump clean-up can be challenging. We want to provide the resources you will need to succeed. 

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Annual Clean-ups that are already taking place in Erie County:

  • Great American Clean-up
    • When:  March – May, Every Year
    • Contact:  Keep America Beautiful; http://www.gacofpa.org/
      • Michelle Dunn; 1-877-772-3673 ext 113; 
  • International Erie Coastal Cleanup
    • When:  3rd Saturday of Sept., Every Year
    •  Contact:  PA DEP—Jake Moore; 814-217-9634; jacmoore@pa.gov
    • Facebook: Erie Coastal Cleanup
  • Presque Isle State Park—Spring Clean-up
    • When:  April near Earth Day, 

      Every Year
    • Contact:  DCNR—John Laskos; 814-838-2454; jlaskos@pa.gov
  • Presque Isle State Park—Adopt-A-Beach
    • When:  March – October, First Saturday of Each Month

    • Contact:  DCNR—John Laskos; 814-838-2454; jlaskos@pa.gov

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Helpful Contacts:

  • PennDot Provides Supplies for local Clean-ups (Gloves, Vests, Trash Bags)
    • Contact: BJ Clute; Roadway Program Technician and Adopt-A-Highway; 814-871-4411 Ext 222
  • Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful offers resources on planning clean-ups, dealing with illegal dumping, including grant programs 

  • Volunteers can be found through many resources in Erie County
    • University Service Learning programs
      • Gannon University
        • Gretchen Fairly, Director; 814-871-7345; fairley002@gannon.edu 
      • Mercyhurst University
        • Bethany Brun, Coordinator; 814-824-2343; bbrun@mercyhurst.edu
    • United Way's Get Connected

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