Registration for Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s “Pick Up Pennsylvania” fall program is Open. Most communities have experienced an increase of visible litter the past few months under stay at home orders. The results of a pre-pandemic statewide study conducted by the Departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, estimated 502 million pieces of litter on Commonwealth roadways, most of it cigarette butts and plastic items. To prevent litter from ending up in our waterways, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful urges residents to participate in the pick up event. The program runs from September 1st through November 30th. To host or join a cleanup event near you, visit keeppabeautiful.org.
The Huntingdon Area School District plans to reopen schools to students on August 27th. The school district is implementing and following safety steps and guidelines. The biggest concern is the issue of masking. School officials are asking parents for cooperation and support as schools open with strict COVID-19 guidelines.