a: trash, wastepaper, or garbage lying scattered about, trying to clean up the roadside litter
b: an untidy accumulation of objects, a shabby writing-desk covered with a litter of yellowish dusty documents— Joseph Conrad
Luzerne County is proud to announce that they are now part of the multi-county campaign that started with the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau namedPick Up the Poconos. A press conference was recently held in Wilkes-Barre to provide details on this initiative.
Multi County Anti-Litter Coalition - Visit Luzerne County and Discover Lehigh Valley have taken interest in the Pick Up the Poconos program, and are willing to jump on-board to spread awareness in their regions, creating a multi-county anti-litter coalition. Other organizations such as Keep PA Beautiful and Discover NEPA have offered their support and assistance, as well. Anti-littering television messages will be run across in the Pocono Mountains, Luzerne County, and Lehigh Valley. The added destinations will look to take on the anti-littering program and adapt it to their location. These seven counties all recognize that littering has dozens of negative impacts, but are primarily looking to make the following impacts:
Make the environment clean and green for future generations
Create a positive impression on visitors to the region, which puts more money into the local economy
Reinforce the concept that “tourism cares” and that it gives back to the community
Produce a higher sense of pride in the community
For additional comments or questions please see contacts below. Luzerne County- Theodore B. Wampole, Jr., Executive Director, Visit Luzerne County Theodore.Wampole@luzernecounty.org, 570-819-1877 ext. 6331 Pocono Mountains area, or Pocono 3C, Brian Bossuyt,Executive Vice President/CMO, Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, firstname.lastname@example.org, 570-534-4543 Lehigh Valley area, contact: Alex Michaels, President & CEO, Discover Lehigh Valley, alex@DiscoverLehighValley.com, 610-882-9200
We are excited to announce the release of the following research reports:
Pennsylvania Litter Research Study
The Cost of Litter & Illegal Dumping in Pennsylvania - A Study of Nine Cities Across the Commonwealth.