Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Administration Joins City of Chester in Park Beautification Event

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Administration Joins City of Chester in Park Beautification Event

Chester's Sun Village Park receives Earth Day Makeover

(Photo, left to right) Volunteer Melody Muhammad; DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell; PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards, community cleanup organizer Bonita Taylor; KPB President Shannon Reiter; and John Scott, Executive Director, Keep Chester Beautiful, at Sun Village Park, Chester.

Great American Cleanup Earth Day event at Chester, Pennsylvania's Sun Village Park.

Volunteer painting mural at Chester, Pennsylvania's Sun Village Park.

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#FF KAB Affiliate Stories: @ABeautifulPA, along with PennDOT and Penn DEP celebrated #KeepAmericaBeautifulMonth at Chester's Sun Valley Park for #gacofpa2018 #EarthDay event. http://bit.ly/2HvS9ZD #cleanYOURblock #DoBeautifulThings
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 3:30pm

The secretaries of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Transportation (PennDOT) joined City of Chester officials, residents, and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful at Sun Village Park for beautification activities to celebrate the community’s Earth Day cleanup of the park and the positive impact of state partnership and investment.

The community has worked for two years on an ongoing project to remove trash, tires, and graffiti; paint murals; plant flowers; and complete other projects to clean and beautify the four-acre park. The project has received technical support, supplies, and other assistance from Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful through support from DEP, PennDOT, and the Adopt-a-Highway Program.

The event kicked off a weekend cleanup project at Sun Village Park as part of the statewide Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, going on through May 31. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful coordinates the campaign with support from DEP, PennDOT, the Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association, and other partners. Last year the campaign brought over 132,000 Pennsylvanians together to collect more than 5 million pounds of trash and plant trees, shrubs, and flowers.

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