Since its inception in 1992, over 930 tons of trash have been collected from the 75,000 acres of Cumberland County especially game preserves, wildlife management areas, and other public lands through the annual Trash Hunt event. The Authority through the Clean Communities programs sponsors this event annually in March to promote awareness and accountability for protecting and preserving the environment.
Cumberland County residents, as well as those from other counties who enjoy local attractions, are invited to participate. People from all walks of life – sportsmen, scouts, environmental clubs, watershed organizations, and civic-minded citizens – have spent one Saturday a year at a favorite site in Cumberland County clearing trash and debris. Registration is required and volunteers are provided with all supplies needed, safety kits and promotional items.
While participants in this event have found a decrease in trash in recreational areas over the years, many roadways and streets remain cluttered with litter. It’s up to everyone to accept responsibility for the day to day effects of litter in all areas of Cumberland County in order to keep moving forward in the right direction.
For more information on The Authority’s Trash Hunt event, contact 856-825-3700 x1270.