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.

Newsletter and Trash & Recycling and Volunteers04 Aug 2015 12:30 pm
We have two events coming up for Trash & Recycling enthusiasts:
Trash and Recycling Committee meeting: 6:30 pm, Thursday, August 20 August 27 at the Pop-up Garden (9th and Wharton). The agenda will include the push to get local retail businesses to help out by putting trash cans outside during business hours, and planning for an October 10 recycling event (paper shredding, e-waste, and hopefully hazardous waste collection – more to come on this!).
Monthly Cleanup: Saturday, August 29 at Gold Star Park and 6th & 7th streets. Watch for details on Twitter and Facebook.
*This post has been edited to add meeting time and date change.

Newsletter and Volunteers04 Aug 2015 11:45 am

We at Passyunk Square Civic Association are looking for volunteers to canvass our neighborhood in order to meet residents, let them know who we are and get neighbors involved in our activities.

The canvassing will occur on Saturday, September 19. We will meet at the Capitolo Playground building, on 9th Street below Federal Street, at 10:00 AM. We anticipate that the canvassing should end by around 2:00 PM.

If you are interested in helping for one day or know of anyone else who may be, please RSVP on this form to Christine Knapp or Jeff Brown at outreach@passyunk.org.

Newsletter and Town Watch and Volunteers04 Aug 2015 11:30 am

Passyunk Square Civic Association is rejuvenating our Neighborhood Ambassador Program (NAP). The NAP is our outreach to homeowners and residents in our neighborhood. Its goals include making neighbors aware of PSCA’s existence and engaging as many of you as possible in our activities.

We are interested in having a Neighborhood Ambassador for each of the many blocks in our community but we need volunteers to do so. We urge you to become involved to help keep our neighborhood safe and clean as well as a great place to live, work and raise your family.

If you or any of your neighbors is interested in becoming a Neighborhood Ambassador, please contact Jeff Brown at outreach@passyunk.org. Thank you.

Columbus Square and Event and Home Tour and Newsletter and Town Watch and Volunteers04 Aug 2015 11:00 am

We hope you will join us tonight at 7:00 pm for our National Night Out neighborhood walk! Details posted here. If you can’t make it to the walk, you can still participate by leaving your front and back exterior house lights on, and sitting outside to greet neighbors!

Columbus Square Park is now on Twitter! Follow Columbus Square Park at @mycolumbussq to stay on top of all the happenings in the Square.

We are seeking homes for the October 17 Home Tour! Preliminary details available here. To volunteer your home for this annual fundraising event or to request more information, email hometour@passyunk.org.

Volunteers are also always welcome at Passyunk Gardens! Open hours are Sundays, 4-6pm. Did you know that this season we have been able to donate over 40 pounds of tomatoes, not to mention zucchinis, peppers, eggplants and herbs, to community organizations like the Doe Fund and United Communities?

And don’t forget, PSCA monthly general meetings will resume for the year next month, on September 1! Check out the calendar for more events.

Event and Newsletter and Volunteers09 Jul 2015 04:15 pm

Would you like to help keep our neighborhood safe?  Would you like to get other neighbors involved in doing so also?  Then join us as we participate in a walk through our neighborhood on National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4.  National Night Out is an annual community building campaign that promotes community-police partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer and better place to live.

We at Passyunk Square Civic Association need volunteers to join us and walk together through our neighborhood on the evening of August 4, talking to neighbors and distributing information regarding safety and PSCA as well.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jeff Brown at jeffbrown39@verizon.net.

Communication and Newsletter and Volunteers09 Jul 2015 12:12 pm

Volunteer Opportunity! Passyunk Square Civic Association is looking for a dedicated volunteer(s) to help out with communications. This commitment would include:

  • updating and maintaining the passyunksquare.org website
  • updating the events calendar
  • maintaining the Facebook page
  • planning and sending the monthly email newsletter
  • submitting a monthly summary of communication activities to the board of directors

If you are creative, good with words, organized, and enthusiastic about the neighborhood, this could be a great opportunity for you! Experience with Mailchimp, WordPress, Facebook pages, and Google Analytics would be helpful but is not required. If interested in helping with any or all of these tasks, please email contact@passyunk.org!

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