Volunteers needed for garden cleanup slated for William Penn


A few green thumbs are needed to clean up a garden at William Penn Senior High School in York City on Saturday.

As part of York College's Spartan Service Day, college students will clean up the garden at the 101 W. College Ave. school, and local residents are asked to lend a hand, according to a news release from state Rep. Kevin Schreiber, D-York City.

The cleanup runs from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

It is being held in conjunction with the 2015 International Coastal Cleanup that asks volunteers pick up trash along and in waterways. The effort, which began at the start of September, runs through the end of October. Local sites include communities, neighborhoods, streams, rivers, lakes, parks and roads because all trash can end up in our waterways, the release says.

According to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, nearly 12,800 volunteers from 43 counties across Pennsylvania removed more than 646,000 pounds of trash and debris from waterways and coastal regions during last year's cleanup.

To register, contact Michelle Dunn at Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful at (877) 772-3673 ext. 113 or mdunn@keeppabeautiful.org.