It was a dirty job, but someone had to do it.

Someone – namely, a group of 43 volunteers – collected tons of trash that accumulated along a railway bed adjacent to PPL transmission lines in support of Clinton County CleanScapes. Founded in 2000, CleanScapes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping citizens clean up our waterways and landscapes.

PPL Susquehanna Region Distribution and vegetation management employees joined forces with PPL contractors PennLine and Flagger Force, municipal and county employee volunteers, and others to help clean up the area. Their efforts netted 163 tires – 1.22 tons – and 4 tons of illegally discarded trash.

“Each year we depend on hundreds of volunteers to participate in Clinton County CleanScapes’s cleanup efforts,” said Elisabeth Lynch McCoy, project director for CleanScapes. “The May cleanup event is a continuing effort to control and end the illegal dumping occurring in this area. We were absolutely delighted to get support from PPL employees who wanted to spend a day with us.

“They were a tremendous help and we look forward to working with them in the future.”