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15,000 volunteers in several hundred communities expected in Earth Day Redd Ups

With 11 weeks still to go, more than 125 communities and groups in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties say they will participate in the Spring Redd Up April 23–25.

Citizens Against Litter expects more than 15,000 volunteers to take to their streets in 200 neighborhoods and communities clean ups in the area.

"This year we'll be celebrating a lot of special days that bring attention to our environment," said Boris Weinstein of Citizens Against Litter. "There's the 40th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22), Redd Up Weekend (April 23–25), the Great PA Cleanup (April 17–May 1), World Environment Day (April 22–June 5) and Arbor Day (April 30). We also expect 4,000 kids in Pittsburgh Public Schools and others schools to be among the volunteers on Stash the Trash Day (April 23)."

Weinstein said, "The response has been terrific, but it's far from automatic. We've been talking to community leaders for six months. We think there'll be more than 200 communities involved and we probably will not know of all of them."

Citizens Against Litter, PA Resources Council, Allegheny CleanWays, PennDOT and all the public works departments have worked very hard over the years to help organize, put supplies in the hands of volunteers and collect several hundred tons of bagged litter.

Citywide Redd Ups in the spring and fall are supported and endorsed by the Clean Pittsburgh Commission.

Community leaders who want to sign up and individuals who want to be matched with neighborhood groups should contact Boris Weinstein at 412-688-9120 or boris.weinstein@verizon.net.

Participating Pittsburgh neighborhoods and groups

Allegheny Courts Day Probation, Allegheny West, Allentown, Arlington, Arlington Heights, Beautify Banksville Road, Beechview, Beltzhoover, Bloomfield, Bluff, Bon Air, Brightwood (Marshall–Shadeland), Brighton Heights, Brookline, Carrick, California–Kirkbride, Central Northside, Charters City, Crafton Heights, Downtown, Duquesne Heights, Duquesne University Evergreen, East Allegheny, East Carnegie, East Hills, East Liberty, Elliott, Esplen, Explorers Club, Fineview, Friendship, Friends of the Riverfront (Jail Trail), Glen Hazel, Greenfield, Harriet Tubman Tenant Council, Hays, Hazelwood, Highland Park, Homewood, Larimer, Lincoln–Lemington.

Lawrenceville, Lower Hill, Lincoln Place, Pittsburgh Kiwanis, Mt. Oliver, Mt. Washington, Mexican War Streets, Middle Hill, Morningside, New Homestead, Nine Mile Run Watershed, North Point Breeze, North Shore, Oakland, Observatory Hill, Overbrook (Fairhaven Greenway), Perry Hilltop, Pittsburgh Cares, Pittsburgh Job Corps, Pittsburgh Pirates, Polish Hill, Regent Square, Ridgemont, Schenley Heights, Shadyside, Sheraden, South Side Flats, South Side Slopes, South Point Breeze, Spring Garden/ Deutschtown, Spring Hill–City View, Squirrel Hill, Stanton Heights, Summer Hill, Swisshelm Park, The Academy System, Troy Hill, Uptown, West End, Westwood and Windgap.

Allegheny County communities

Dormont, Duquesne, Etna, Findlay, Heidelberg, Homestead, Marshall, Monroeville, Mt. Oliver, Millvale, McKees Rocks, Millvale, Mt. Lebanon, Harrison (Natrona Heights), North Fayette, Penn Hills, Pine, Pitcairn, Robinson, Ross, Scott, Shaler, Stowe, Tarentum, Verona, West Homestead, Wilkins and Wilkinsburg.

Beaver County

Ambridge, Beaver, Brighton, Center (Aliquippa), Industry, New Brighton.

Washington County

Coal Center and Robinson.

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