Thank you, Friends!! Almost 200 of you came to our first public Friends of Lackawanna meeting last night to learn more about the proposed landfill expansion and find out how you can help
our efforts to stop it. We are moved and touched by
your motivating words of encouragement and support. It was an
inspiring night all around. It is clear that together we are making a
difference for our community! Thank you!
It all started with a $10 bill.
On a fall night, a man pulled the cash out of his wallet and donated it to a group that just told Dunmore Borough Council it created an organization to fight Keystone Sanitary Landfill’s proposed expansion.
“That was our first donation, and it started us on this whirlwind trip that we continue to take every day,” Dunmore resident Katharine Spanish told a throng of about 150 people who came to the same room at the Dunmore Community Center Thursday for a public meeting called by Friends of Lackawanna.
The standing-room-only meeting was the culmination of several months of grassroots organizing that core members of Friends of Lackawanna ramped up over the last several weeks.
The group encouraged hundreds of people to send letters to the state Department of Environment Protection to air concerns about the expansion’s proposed size and fears about harms the environment, public health and the region’s image.