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Annual Fall Redd Up coming up this weekend

 


Guaranteed. There will be less litter on streets, sidewalks, overgrown lots, trails and grassy places after Saturday, Oct. 18 in at least 150 signed up Pittsburgh neighborhoods and Allegheny County communities.

“Upwards of 10,000 volunteers are expected to participate in the 10th annual Fall Redd Up weekend, Oct. 17-19. Among the volunteers could be as many as 4,000 Pitt students working with local residents in 80 to 100 sites as part of the seventh Pitt Make a Difference Day on Oct. 18,” said Boris Weinstein of Citizens Against Litter.

Mr. Weinstein believes Pitt’s community service day has become one of the largest volunteer turnouts in the 24-year national Make a Difference Day event that attracts more than three million volunteers.

Most of these community cleanups start as early as 9 a.m. and continue into the afternoon.

“On the back end of the Redd Up effort will be Pittsburgh Public Works and public works departments in other communities who will pick up and haul away the litter estimated at over several hundred tons,” said Mr. Weinstein.

Groups and individuals interested in participating as volunteers should contact Citizens Against Litter who will put them in touch with neighborhood Clean Pittsburgh stewards. Contact boris.weinstein@verizon.net or call 412-688-9120.

Participating in South Pittsburgh include: Allegheny CleanWays, Allentown, Arlington, Bon Air, Carrick, Duquesne Heights, Duquesne University, Friends of the Riverfront, Mount Oliver Borough, Mount Oliver City, Mount Washington, Overbrook, Pittsburgh Parks, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, University of Pittsburgh, South Side.

 

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