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.

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