Community Cleanup in Scranton Offers Prize Incentives

Protect the planet, get a prize! It’s the vibe surrounding a new waterway cleanup coming to Scranton later this month.

The event is being hosted by Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den inside The Marketplace At Steamtown in downtown Scranton.

Workers at the aquarium are putting out the call to register volunteers.

Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey highlighted the cleanup activity which takes place Sunday, June 23, from 7 a.m. to noon.

Organizers say the event will take place along Leggetts Creek just off West Parker Street in North Scranton. The goal is to remove trash and debris from the environment to help local flora and fauna.

HOW TO VOLUNTEER:

If you would to volunteer, click here to register.

THE PRIZES (distributed after cleanup):

  • Participants 1 - 25 will receive a day pass to Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den
  • Participants 26 - 50 will receive a ticket to a Rail Riders game
  • Participants 51 - 75 will receive a ticket to a Rumble Ponies game

WHAT’S PROVIDED AT THE CLEANUP ON SUNDAY, JUNE 23:

  • Disposable gloves
  • Compostable trash bags
  • Trash receptacle for disposal

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Cloth or leather gloves
  • Waterproof shoes
  • A jacket if it gets cold
  • If you plan on getting in the water, you must have a life jacket.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please email electriccityaquariumevents@gmail.com.

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