Beautification


Beautification10 Nov 2016 02:13 pm

 

It’s time for our Fall Planting! This is a fun way to help the neighborhood and meet others interested in beautifying our community.  We’ll be meeting at 8:45 am at Capitolo Playground Rec Center (900 Federal Street.) We’ll go through a brief training, then head out to plant the trees. We should be finished up around noon and will then meet up for a celebratory drink at The Garage.

If you’re interested in joining us, email Sarah Anton at beautification@passyunk.org, or just show up the day of the planting. No experience needed, bring tools if you have them or we can provide as well.

If you can’t attend the tree planting, there are lots of other ways you can help add trees to the neighborhood:

PSCA Tree Tenders Meetup

Meetup Wednesday, November 16th, 6:30-8:30 at Triangle Tavern (1338 S 10th St) with other tree enthusiasts! If you’ve been through the PHS Tree Tender program or are interested in learning more, join us for an informal meet-up about how this program works in our neighborhood. We’ll talk about plans to recruit more tree applications and to care for existing trees. Email us at beautifcation@passyunk.org if you plan to attend.
Apply for a Tree – Or Encourage Your Neighbors To! 

Tree applications for our Spring 2017 neighborhood planting are due November 25. You can download an application here or you can now fill out your form online through PHS Urban Forest Cloud website! If you have questions about filling out the online form or want to send us one you’ve downloaded and completed, email Sarah Anton at beautification@passyunk.org.

If you need coaching on reaching out to your neighbors or want help canvassing your block, email us and let us know. We’re happy to help! We’ll also be collecting forms and answering questions at the fountain farmers market (East Passyunk and Tasker) on Wednesdays until Thanksgiving from 4-6. Stop by and say hello!
Consider a Yard Tree

We still have a few yard trees to give away from our October event. You can arrange to pick one up at Passyunk Gardens any Sunday in November from 4-6. Register here – southphillygreen.ticketleap.com/yardtrees – and check back as more trees become available.

Beautification and Capitolo and Columbus Square and Gold Star Park10 Nov 2016 02:03 pm

It’s time to Love Your Park on Saturday November 12th  – and there are four parks to choose from within our boundaries. All will need help sweeping, raking leaves and working on a variety of other projects in the park. Check below for specifics and register at loveyourpark.org/volunteer/.

Capitolo Playground
900 Federal Street
10:00 am -1:00 pm – details

Gold Star Park
613 Wharton Street
10:00 am -1:00 pm – details

Columbus Square Playground
1200 Wharton Street
9:00 am – 2:00 pm – details

Paolone Park
Sears St. & Medina St.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm – details

Beautification and green stormwater infrastructure and Meet & Greet and Soak It Up! Adoption Program and Volunteers03 Mar 2016 03:22 pm

Soak It Up! Adoption Program Meet & Greet Wednesday, March 16

Interested in learning more about the neighborhood’s green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and how you can help keep the installations eye-catching and effective at maintaining clean water?

Join us in the formation of a new group of GSI Ambassadors, who will help PSCA spread the word about the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure and report any issues to the Philadelphia Water Department.

While we welcome involvement at any level, we hope to form a solid team of GSI Ambassadors interested in learning about green stormwater infrastructure, assisting with monitoring the local installations, and engaging the neighborhood through fun and educational events and initiatives.

Learn more about the GSI Ambassadors by joining us for a Meet and Greet at B2 (1500 E. Passyunk Ave.) on Wednesday, March 16, at 6:30 pm or by emailing stormwater@passyunk.org. You can also read more about PWD’s innovative Green Cities, Clean Waters initiative at their website.

Beautification and Cleanup and Philadelphia and Volunteers03 Mar 2016 03:19 pm

The City of Philadelphia’s 9th Annual Philly Spring Clean Up is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2016, between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. The City will help neighbors clean up their blocks by providing a limited number of supplies, such as trash bags and gloves. It will also help by collecting trash and recyclables from your block and in assisting you in planning your clean up.

If you are interested in joining with your neighbors to clean up your block, you must register by either going on line at phillyspringcleanup@phila.gov or downloading an application and mailing it to:
Calrton Williams, Deputy Commissioner, City of Philadelphia – Streets Department, 730 Municipal Services Building, 1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

Applications are due no later than April 1, 2016.

If you need help in obtaining an application or supplies, we at Passyunk Square Civic Association can help you. We can also inform the neighborhood through our social media network and perhaps recruit additional volunteers to assist you in cleaning your block. Just contact us at trash@passyunk.org.

Whether you need our help or not, please let us know if your block intends to participate in this year’s Philly Spring Cleanup. As a result of this Cleanup we should have a much cleaner neighborhood and city.

For more information, go to www.philadelphiastreets.com/philly-spring-cleanup.

Beautification and Cleanup and Event and Philadelphia and Trash & Recycling and Volunteers05 Feb 2016 10:37 am

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Volunteer

Interested in learning more about the neighborhood’s green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and how you can help keep the installations eye-catching and effective at maintaining clean water? Join the team of volunteer GSI Monitors to assist in the Philadelphia Water Department’s Soak It Up! Adoption program. GSI Monitors play a vital role in the continuation of PSCA’s partnership with the PW by being trained on how the sites function and how to identify issues and report problems – tasks which can be completed onsite while you walk your dog or take the stroller around the neighborhood!

Learn more about joining the team of GSI Monitors at a meet-and-greet at B2 located at 1500 E. Passyunk Ave. on Wednesday, February 17, at 6:30 pm or by emailing stormwater@passyunk.org. You can also read more about PWD’s innovative Green Cities, Clean Waters initiative at their website.

Passyunk Gardens Volunteer

Would you like to put your green thumb to work in the Passyunk Gardens this summer? Join the PSCA Beautification Committee for their Meet & Greet on Saturday, February 6, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Cafe Crema located at 1205 S. 9th St. If you would like more information about the Passyunk Gardens, email beautification@passyunk.org.

Eyes on the Street Volunteer

Thanks to donations made to PSCA by individuals and businesses, at the end of 2012 PSCA entered into a contract for sidewalk sweeping, litter removal and related cleaning services (not including large objects) with ABM Janitorial Services. Although the contract is in effect, we would like to have neighbors make sure that their blocks are being cleaned. We are asking neighbors to volunteer to be PSCA’s eyes on the block where you live. We’re not asking for a major commitment of time or effort nor for you to check the entire neighborhood. We’re merely asking for residents to volunteer a few minutes to ensure that PSCA’s street cleaning contractor is cleaning your block of litter. If there is furniture or large trash items on your street, please contact 311 to have it removed, our contractor can’t remove it. PSCA will let volunteers know in advance when their block is scheduled to be cleaned. Please check and/or send a photo to verify that the job is being done. If you are interested, please send your name, home address, phone and e-mail address to trash@passyunksquare.org.

Beautification and Columbus Square and Newsletter and Trash & Recycling29 Dec 2015 04:01 pm

Keep the season of giving going by recycling your Christmas tree. On Saturday, January 9, between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, take your Christmas tree to Columbus Square Park (13th and Reed entrance) where it will recycled by Bartlett Tree Experts into wood chips for local gardens and parks. A $5 per tree donation is suggested. Make sure to remove all ornaments and decorations from your tree.

Unable to carry your Christmas tree to Columbus Square Park? Bennett Compost will collect your Christmas tree for $15 on the morning of Saturday, January 9. Schedule your Bennet Composting Christmas tree pick-up online.

Beautification and Newsletter04 Aug 2015 01:00 pm
PSCA continues its partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) to ensure that stormwater management installations in our neighborhood – the planters and rain garden at Columbus Square Park, the planter outside the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, the tree trench on 12th Street between Dickinson and Tasker, and the tree trench on 10th street between Wilder and Reed – are as beautiful as they are effective in keeping our water clean.
We have a great team working on this but can always use more help! Volunteers to help us monitor these sites and receive training about how the sites function and how the neighborhood can report problems and give feedback to PWD.  Email beautification@passyunk.org for more information about joining our team. You can also read more about PWD’s innovative Green Cities, Clean Waters initiative at their website.

Beautification and Newsletter09 Jul 2015 02:15 pm
Volunteer at Passyunk Gardens!
The garden is in full swing! As a reminder to neighbors, we are open to all and always need help! With the help of PHS’s City Harvest program and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Penn State Extension Master Gardener program, we run the garden as a demonstration garden and grow a wide variety of edible plants. Produce is donated to local partners and shared with volunteers and visitors!

Sundays from 4-6 are our open hours and we need volunteers to greet visitors and show them around during these times, bring a snack to share, play some music or otherwise help make these open hours a fun time. Volunteers can also take a week out of their summer and agree to spot water the garden as needed. We have an irrigation system for most of the beds, but potted plants need to be watered by hand if it doesn’t rain.Finally, we’re always looking for new ideas for events, gardening projects and workshops. Get in touch if you’d like to do something fun in the garden!

To get involved, stop by Sundays 4-6 or email beautification@passyunk.org. More information is also available on our website, or like the garden Facebook page and follow us on twitter/instagram @passyunkgardens

Passeggiata and Inside Out
East Passyunk Business Improvement District is promoting Wednesday evenings as the night for “Passeggiata” – an Italian evening summer stroll on East Passyunk Avenue with discounts and special offers. It’s perfect opportunity to visit all the outdoor reproductions of works from the Philadelphia Museum of Art that are up in our neighborhood!  Download a map of the Inside Out sites on our website and take a stroll around the neighborhood.

And don’t forget – to tie in with the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Inside Out installations currently displayed all around the Philadelphia area, residents of featured neighborhoods (that includes Passyunk Square!) will get FREE general admission to the Museum from Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19. To gain free entry to the Museum that weekend, go to any Visitor Services desk and present your driver’s license or an ID card that lists one of the designated zip codes: 19145, 19146, 19147, or 19148. See the Museum’s website for more details!

Soak it Up! Adoption Program
PSCA continues its partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) to ensure that stormwater management installations in our neighborhood – the planters and rain garden at Columbus Square Park, the planter outside the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, the tree trench on 12th Street between Dickinson and Tasker, and the tree trench on 10th street between Wilder and Reed – are as beautiful as they are effective in keeping our water clean.
We have a great team working on this but can always use more help! Volunteers to help us monitor these sites and receive training about how the sites function and how the neighborhood can report problems and give feedback to PWD.  Email beautification@passyunk.org for more information about joining our team. You can also read more about PWD’s innovative Green Cities, Clean Waters initiative at their website.

Beautification and Capitolo and Event and Newsletter and Volunteers01 Jun 2015 11:47 am
Volunteer at Passyunk Gardens!
The garden is in full swing and a reminder to neighbors that we open to all and always need help! With the help of PHS’s City Harvest program and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Penn State Extension Master Gardener’s program, we run the garden as a demonstration garden and grow a wide variety of edible plants. Produce is donated to local partner and shared with volunteers and visitor! Right now we’ve got kale, collards, garlic and other greens finishing up and tomatoes and peppers just taking off. We’re preparing for another try at hay bale gardening and getting ready to tie up the hops.
Sundays from 4-6 are our open hours and we need volunteers to greet visitors and show them around during these times, bring a snack to share, play some music or otherwise help make these open hours a fun time. Volunteers can also take a week out of their summer and agree to spot water the garden as needed. We have an irrigation system for most of the beds, but potted plants need to be watered by hand if it doesn’t rain.
Finally, we’re always looking for new ideas for events, gardening projects and workshops. Get in touch if you’d like to do something fun in the garden!To get involved, stop by Sundays 4-6 or email beautification@passyunk.org. More information is also available on our website, or like the garden Facebook page and follow us on twitter/instagram @passyunkgardens

 

“Don’t Trash on Me” sidewalk art event with Keep Philadelphia Beautiful and Fleisher’s ColorWheels – June 10, 4-6, Capitolo Playground

Help promote litter prevention! Through a generous grant from Keep Philadelphia Beautiful we’ll be working with some local after school programs and Fleisher Art Memorial’s ColorWheels program to create sidewalk art encouraging passers by to use the Big Belly trash and recycling receptacles near Pat’s and Geno’s.  Lil’ Pop Shop will be on hand with some free popsicles during the event and the artwork will stay on display into the summer. If you’re not already part of a nearby after school program and you’d like to bring your child to participate, email us at beautification@passyunk.org.

 

Passeggiata and Inside Out

East Passyunk Business Improvement District is promoting Wednesday evenings as the night for “Passeggiata” – an Italian evening summer stroll on East Passyunk Avenue with discounts and special offers. It’s perfect opportunity to visit all the outdoor reproductions of works from the Philadelphia Museum of Art that are up in our neighborhood! Download a map of the Inside Out sites on our website and take a stroll around the neighborhood! On Wednesday June 3, PSCA and East Passyunk Crossing Civic will be out at the Fountain with maps to give out as well – so stop by and say hello!

Soak it Up! Adoption Program
PSCA continues its partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) to ensure that stormwater management installations in our neighborhood – the planters and rain garden at Columbus Square Park, the planter outside the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, the tree trench on 12th Street between Dickinson and Tasker, and the tree trench on 10th street between Wilder and Reed – are as beautiful as they are effective in keeping our water clean.
We have a great team working on this but can always use more help! Volunteers to help us monitor these sites and receive training about how the sites function and how the neighborhood can report problems and give feedback to PWD.  Email beautification@passyunk.org for more information about joining our team. You can also read more about PWD’s innovative Green Cities, Clean Waters initiative at their website.

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