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April 12, 2022

Volunteers Needed to Clean Up Litter in Middle Smithfield Township

Middle Smithfield Township, PA, April 23: Who’s ready to clean some roads?

On Saturday April 23, 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.  Supplies including bags, pickers, gloves and safety vests are all provided by the township as well as light refreshments.

How this works:  Volunteers sign in at the Township building by 8am on Saturday April 23 to get supplies, get split into groups, and depart to various locations throughout the Township to beautify Middle Smithfield. The Township volunteers will focus on our “Main Street” Route 209 and other roads 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 April 23.  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.

“We hope to see you on the 23rd, but any day that works for you, works for us,” said event coordinator Chris Rain.  “By allowing volunteers to clean up on their own, we have found that more people are able to participate and cover more area.  It also helps with social distancing for anyone who might not want to participate in a group cleanup, but still wants to participate.”

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 April 23 and organizing cleanups in townships 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 www.pickupthepoconos.com.

Middle Smithfield Township would like to thank our 2022 Platinum Parks Sponsors, Sheeley Insurance Agency and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono, 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.pickupthepoconos.com 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.