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Lady Lions go 'green' to help environment

10/19/2009 —

Penn State Beaver’s Lady Lion basketball team recently assisted with the Independence Conservancy's Community Tire Collection program at the Brighton Township Public Works Complex in Beaver. Independence Conservancy is part of the PA Land Trust Association. The organization is the first and only land trust based in Beaver County.

At the tire collection the Lady Lions greeted patrons who brought tires and helped to haul, stack, de-rim and shear more than 225 tires. Following the collection, Independence Conservancy properly disposed of the tires and recycled the rims.

In addition, the Lady Lions also teamed up with Penn State alumnus Matt Kramer, Pennsylvania Game Commission Officer, in cleaning up an illegal tire and trash dumping site at a watershed habitat on state game land.

"Through the Lady Lion basketball team’s continuing community service efforts this season, we hope to educate and inspire community action while preserving the local environment," said Head Coach Bert DeSalvo.

The Lady Lions will culminate their community service efforts with a Go Green game against Penn State Dubois on Monday, Feb. 1, in an effort to increase awareness of World Wetlands Day, which is Tuesday, Feb. 2.

For more information about the Lady Lions basketball team or any varsity sports at Penn State Beaver, visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/athletics, e-mail Athletic Director Andy Kirschner at ack121@psu.edu, or contact the Athletic Office at 724-773-3826.

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