Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania continues its partnership with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and local affiliate Tri-County CleanWays by volunteering at the non-profit’s Lower East Side Community Garden recently. Columbia Gas employees volunteered their time, skills and equipment to help with stump removal, bush and tree trimming, building a compost area and building a rain garden.
“The community gardens provides fresh vegetables, herbs and gardening education to those in need, free of charge,” said Jerry Zona, Executive Director of Tri-County CleanWays. “The garden contributes to the community's well-being by influencing a nutritional and social environment conducive to all. The community garden does not accept monetary contributions, but welcomes volunteers and/or donations of materials.”
Tri-County CleanWays serves Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties. Their local programs include illegal dump cleanups, special collections, education and beautification. Since 1993, Tri-County CleanWays has worked with local residents who want to clean and beautify their communities by coordinating illegal dump and litter cleanups, recycling events for hard-to-dispose items, beautification projects, and public education efforts. To learn more visit the Tri-County CleanWays Facebook page.
“Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania is committed to environmental stewardship,” said Sarah Perry, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Community Engagement Manager. “We are humbled to support community organizations like Tri-County CleanWays that help to protect and conserve the environment.”
“Our affiliates, their partners, volunteers and local businesses are what make neighborhood programs successful. The Lower East Side Community Garden is a treasure to local residents and we are grateful for the time, resources and coordination between Tri-County CleanWays, the garden and Columbia Gas that contributed to the improvements made,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.
About Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s mission is empowering Pennsylvanians to keep our communities clean and beautiful. Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its volunteers have removed over 126 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roadways, greenways, parks, forests, and waterways. To learn more about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, visit www.keeppabeautiful.org.