Kavulich organizes spring cleanup event

Calls on local community to spruce up the great outdoors

TAYLOR, April 8 – State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich is working with local community leaders to organize a regional spring cleanup event to remove litter and winter debris from roadsides, creeks and riverbanks, and parks and recreation areas in Taylor, Moosic and Old Forge.

The event, which is part of the Great American Cleanup of PA, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 18. Residents and groups interested in participating, and local businesses interested in offering their support, can call Kavulich's office at 570-562-2350 for more information.

"We live and work in wonderful communities and every spring, just like our homes and cars, they deserve a thorough cleaning," said Kavulich, D-Lackawanna. "I’m inviting everyone in the Triboro area to get involved and make their community a better place in which to live."

Rallying volunteers to support the cleanup in the Triboro area are officials from Taylor, Old Forge and Moosic. Alliance Landfill and Waste Management will donate waste containers, transportation and disposal services. McCarthy Tire Company will help dispose of tires collected at the cleanup.

Kavulich's office and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation are contributing safety vests, work gloves, garbage bags and other supplies, and local businesses are invited to contribute refreshments.

"We are inviting scout and church groups, youth sports teams and all residents in each of the participating towns to get involved and shake off this winter by cleaning up," Kavulich said. "With enough volunteers and a little bit of work, this cleanup will make a tremendous impact."

Borough public works departments are helping in the cleanup, with police departments from the Triboro assisting to make sure the cleanup volunteers are kept safe.

The Great American Cleanup of PA is an annual event held in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup of Keep America Beautiful.