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August 20, 2021

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO CLEAN UP LITTER THIS FALL

Who’s ready to clean some roads?

On Saturday September 25, please join Township Supervisors, Parks & Recreation, Litter & Beautification, Adopt a Road, and the Public Works Department to help clean up our Township’s Roads. Volunteers for this important program are always welcome and can contact Chris Rain at 570-223-8920, x119 or crain@mstownship.com.  Supplies including bags, pickers, gloves and safety vests are all provided by the township as well as light refreshments.

On 9/25, volunteers sign in at the Township building by 8am on Saturday September 25 to get supplies, get split into groups, and depart to various locations throughout the Township.  Middle Smithfield Township will provide reflective vests, road crew signs, and other supplies as needed.

Volunteers are also welcome to clean up on any day they want to if they can’t make the event on September 25.  They can also choose their own area, or have one assigned to them.  Middle Smithfield Township will provide bags, pickers, gloves, safety vests, and other supplies as needed and will collect the bags when volunteers are done.  Any day that works for you, works for us.

Volunteers attending the cleanup on September 25th will receive breakfast at sign in.  All volunteers, regardless of the day they participate, will receive a Free Pass to the Township Cleanup and Freecycle as a thank you.

Once again, Middle Smithfield Township is excited to have 1000 Feet of Street serve as the model for Pick Up the Poconos Day, a Monroe County-wide litter cleanup program.  The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau is hosting the event on September 25 and organizing cleanups in township throughout the area.  Volunteers in Middle Smithfield can sign up with Pick Up the Poconos, or directly with Middle Smithfield Township.  For more information on Pick Up The Poconos, visit pickupthepoconos.com.

This spring, over 130 volunteers with 1000 Feet of Street and our Adopt a Road program cleaned 66 miles of roadside (or about 33 miles of road, both sides) along Rt 209, Wooddale Road, Coolbaugh Road, Sellersville Drive, Pocono Wild Haven Estates, among others and filled hundreds of bags of trash.  Thank you to all of our Spring 2021 1000 Feet of Street and Adopt a Road volunteers!  We hope that our Fall 2021 event will be even more successful.

Middle Smithfield Township would like to thank our 2021 Platinum Parks Sponsors, Sheeley Insurance and King Spry, for helping to make this event possible.

To volunteer for 1000 Feet of Street or for more information about the Adopt a Road program, please contact Chris Rain at 570-223-8920 x119 or email crain@mstownship.com.For more information about Pick Up the Poconos, please visit www.poconomountains.com/pick-up-the-poconos/ or call the PMVB at 570-421-5791.

Volunteers can also Adopt-A-Road and have a sign placed in your honor along the road that you clean.  If you are interested in the Adopt-A-Road program, please contact Chris Rain at 570-223-8920, x119.

1000 Feet FA21 event flyer