HARRISBURG, Pa. (4/24/2023) – Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP) celebrated Earth Day by organizing their 23rd Forster St Cleanup in Harrisburg. More than 60 volunteers helped revitalize the areas from 2nd to 6th Street. One dozen rose bushes and over 100 pansies were planted, hedges were trimmed, and trash and debris were removed.
HYP was happy to rework this Harrisburg area with heavy foot and vehicle traffic. Beyond the committee’s beautification mission, the community’s safety remains a priority. The group removed several bushes that were blocking visibility at intersections along Forster St.
HYP Executive Director said, “Because of groups like Friends of Midtown, Midtown Action Council, Parks and Facilities, the Harrisburg Fire Bureau and many more coming together, we were able to give back over 200 hours of volunteer labor to beautify this main entrance into the city.”
Along with this marquee event, HYP’s City Living committee will continue its cleanup efforts around the city.
HYP is thankful to those who support their mission of making Harrisburg a better place to live, work and play. This event was sponsored by Exclusive Platinum Sponsor: LCSWMA, Gold Sponsors: Quandel Construction, UPMC, Enders, PPL, and Community Partners: Backdraft Excavating, Pursuit Coworking, the City of Harrisburg,and the Harrisburg Fire Bureau.
What else does HYP have in the works? You can find more information on our website www.hyp.org and Facebook page.