The Schuylkill Scrub is a watershed-wide clean-up initiative that takes place from March 1st through May 31st every spring. (Postponed until the fall of 2020 due to COVID-19.)*
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 new and improved launch of CleanSweep, a 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: 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 using the CleanSweep app. To align with the Pick Up PA initiative from Keep PA Beautiful, the 2020 Schuylkill Scrub is postponed until September 1 to November 30, 2020. Please visit Keep PA Beautiful's press release for more information, our COVID-19 resources page for more opportunities during this time, or gacofpa.org for helpful tips on safely cleaning up the watershed while socially distancing. Thank you for your enthusiasm and for your patience.