Birdsboro gets a makeover with the Schuylkill Scrub

News photo by Amelia Fox Left to Right: Interact Club students Sarah Scheuring, Elena Shilling, Halie Donahue, Elizabeth Levy clean up the Borough of Birdsboro.

People from all ages met up at Birdsboro Borough Hall Saturday, April 5 to clean up the town as part of The Great American Clean Up, and Schuylkill Scrub.

Volunteers were split into two teams; the Daniel Boone High School Interact Club, led by Mrs. Alicia Turner, and The Birdsboro Rotary Club. All student officers for Interact Club showed up for extra support, with six members from the school volunteer organizations helped.

The clean up is important for both the environment and town. It was started five-years-ago when Officer Allen Fey suggested it to the Rotary Club.

“Today its important for youth to take care of our planet, earth and community,” Nancy Kauffman, president elect of Rotary, said. “It brings about a sense of community togetherness and pride in ones community.”

The clean up cleaned Cocalico Road, and Hay Creak Roads, which are points of entry for visitors of Birdsboro.

“We’re going to be running these communities…. future generations need to step it up for these things,” Elena Shilling said about why she thought the day was important.

Jules and Chris Bittner said they came out to were celebrate “Earth Day early.”

PennDOT supplied safety vests, gloves, trash bags, and J.P. Mascaro donated dumpsters. Teams collected bags full of trash, metal, recyclables, and other miscellaneous things.

If you are interested in doing a clean up in your area just in time for Earth Day, visit The Great American Cleanup, or Schuylkill Scrub Website at www.schuylkillscrub.org.