Schuylkill Scrub

The Schuylkill Scrub is a watershed-wide clean-up initiative that ​takes place from March 1st through May 31st every spring. ​

The Schuylkill Action Network coordinates the initiative, but gives credit to the many partners with the common goal to clean as many miles of road, stream, and parkland in the Schuylkill watershed. Their efforts will help prevent trash from making its way into our drinking water sources and keep our land and waters clean, litter-free, and beautiful. 

The Schuylkill Scrub is now part of the Pick it Up Pennsylvania initiative, working towards the larger goal of cleaning up and beautifying the entire state of Pennsylvania through our partner, Keep PA Beautiful. 

This year, we are excited to announce the launch of CleanSweep, a new smartphone app and website dashboard designed to engage volunteers, report litter "hot spots," and view cleanup statistics and photos throughout the watershed. To learn more about CleanSweep, click here.

To learn more about the Schuylkill Scrub, click here.


COVID-19 Update: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has suspended all cleanup events and free supplies through May 1st, 2020 due to PennDOT closures. To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus diseases, we are discouraging planning public gatherings during this time of National Emergency. For enthusiastic individuals, we invite you to practice solo litter cleanups. Please visit for more information about safely picking up trash and for links to more resources about COVID-19. Thank you for your enthusiasm and for your patience.



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