Great Harrisburg Litter Cleanup says ‘Stop The Drop’

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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Nearly 400 volunteers are expected to walk around Harrisburg in neon-yellow vests, carrying fluorescent-orange trash bags on Saturday.

Tri-County Community Action, along with the group Clean & Green Harrisburg, are coordinating the fourth annual Great Harrisburg Litter Cleanup, beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 16.

Volunteers will focus on three areas of the city where litter is a major issue, according to organizer Julie Walter: Midtown, Uptown, and South Allison Hill.

"Having events like this give people a chance to have pride and take back their communities and say we care about this place," said Walter, who is the neighborhood revitalization coordinator for Community Action. "It shows people care in this city and are working to make it better."

Cleanup will run until 1 p.m. Saturday.

Despite the fact 350 people registered to participate, Walter says walk-up volunteers are welcome and expected. They will focus mostly on the issues of trash. However, illegal dumping is also one of the city's major issues, and Walter asks people, even if you are unable to volunteer Saturday, to call 3-1-1 and report illegal dumps to the city.

"If they see someone dumping furniture or other items, call to report and make sure that’s taken care of," Walter said.

For more information on how to help, contact Tri-County Community Action at (717) 232-9757 or visit the Today's The Day Harrisburg website.

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