On March 21, the Cumberland County Improvement Authority (CCIA) will kick off its 29th Annual Trash Hunt. This year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the CCIA will be extending its Annual Trash Hunt until April 25.
“Here at the CCIA we treat every day like Earth Day and we wanted to provide an opportunity for everyone to get involved in the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day,” says Loretta Pregartner, Cumberland County Clean Communities coordinator.
The CCIA sponsors this annual event through their Clean Communities Program to promote awareness and accountability for protecting and preserving the environment. Since its inception with the Sportsmen Federation, the Annual Trash Hunt has grown to include local environmental organizations, school groups, and citizens aiming to get involved.
Registration is required for all individual and group volunteers. For registration forms and more information individual and group volunteers can visit ccia-net.com/environmental/programs-and-events/trash-hunt/. Participants are welcome to choose their favorite cleanup site to remove trash and unwanted debris. Kits with supplies needed for safe trash collection will be provided as part of this community event. The CCIA will also provide proper disposal of debris and trash collected.