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Citizens Against Litter

Who are we?

We are people of all ages. We are a loosely connected group of Pittsburgh residents and merchants who are passionate about picking up litter in our neighborhoods. We are involved in the Redd Up Pittsburgh movement.

Active since March 2005, our band of volunteers is making a big impact. Streets, gutters, sidewalks, grassy places and alleys are cleaner. We started in Shadyside, but our reach goes far beyond Walnut Street. What we accomplish here can be replicated in other neighborhoods throughout Pittsburgh.

Glitter around town: Mennonite Church USA Convention clean-up

Mennonite Church USA Convention clean-up

August 17, 2011: Volunteers from the Mennonite Church USA convention that was held in Pittsburgh in the summer of 2011 spread throughout the city to help with various service projects. The Larimer neighborhood was one recipient of the group's help.

If a picture's worth a thousand words, then we have a lot to say. Check back often, or visit our photo collection for more pictures of litter, and, when things go right, maybe even some glitter.

Submissions encouraged

Do you know of a trouble spot that you'd like to highlight? Snap a picture and mail it to us. Only by identifying the problem can we begin to solve it.

Entertaining Litter-ature

"International Costal Cleanup" leaders wanted

Keep PA Beautiful is looking for local event coordinators to organize and carry out cleanup efforts in conjunction with International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), the world's largest volunteer effort to improve the health of the world's oceans and local waterways.

The official ICC Day will be held on Saturday, September 20, but ICC-related events can be held anytime in September and October.

For more information, visit the Keep PA Beautiful website or contact Michelle Dunn ( at 877-772-3673 Ext. 113.

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Neighborhood News

Go-go goats

Polish Hill received some new visitors last week. Goats from a farm in Saxonburg took up residence on a hillside above Brereton Street and munched on invasive brush and vines as the first step in an 18-month effort by Tree Pittsburgh to restore the hillside.

The Tribune-Review and Post-Gazette both have coverage of the event.

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