At this week’s public meeting, the Chester County Commissioners presented Beth Intoccia of Litter Lifters of West Vincent Township with a citation, recognizing her as a Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Affiliate Volunteer of the Year.
Beth was nominated for the award by Keep Chester County Beautiful – Chester County’s affiliate of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful – for her dedication and passion towards helping the environment. “While everyone was hunkering down during the pandemic back in 2020, Beth started a litter removal group,” noted Chester County’s Sustainability Director, Rachael Griffith. “When she sees a need in her community, she doesn’t wait around for someone else to take care of it – she does it herself.”
In their citation for Beth, the Commissioners noted the accomplishments that earned her the statewide award, including founding Litter Lifters of West Vincent Township (which has, in just two years, removed more than 1,000 bags of litter from roadways and streams), and advocating for a Keep PA Beautiful affiliate in Chester County.
The Commissioners’ citation notes, “Without Beth’s drive, determination, and guidance, the Keep Chester County Beautiful affiliate would not exist today. Chester County is grateful for Beth’s love of nature and of making communities stronger, cleaner, and better places to live.”
At the meeting, Keep Chester County Beautiful Coordinator Carrie Conwell presented Ms. Intoccia with the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Affiliate Volunteer of the Year Award. Recipients of the 2022 Volunteer of the Year Award were announced by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful in January.
“We are grateful for our volunteers and partners across the state whose dedication, commitment and exceptional contributions helped advance our mission and strengthen community improvement efforts statewide in 2022,” noted Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. "Each one is deserving of recognition."
This past November, Beth and the Litter Lifters were featured on 6ABC for removing 50 bags of litter (plus a tire) at their volunteer clean up along the county’s Route 100. Since their founding back in 2020, the group has been recognized both locally and statewide for their continuous clean-up efforts.
To learn more about how to support the Litter Lifters or help at a future event, email [email protected]. And to find out more about Keep Chester County Beautiful, go to chescoplanning.org/Environmental/KCCB/.