The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have been honored with Keep America Beautiful 2018 State Agency Partner Awards for their partnership on the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania in 2017. The statewide campaign organized more than 132,000 volunteers who participated in approximately 7,200 local cleanup events in every county.
“DEP has supported and participated in the annual Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania program since it began in 2004,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “It reflects two of our core values – improving the environment and fostering strong community partnerships – and it succeeds.”
“We are very proud of the long-running success of our Adopt-A-Highway program,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards. “The efforts of our district coordinators, coupled with the enthusiasm of our volunteers, results in tons of trash and debris being removed from our roadways year after year.”