On May 31 from 9AM-1PM the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership will be running a cleanup effort in Frankford Creek! The cleanup will take place at Hunting Park and O Street in Philadelphia
The Frankford Creek greenway will connect Tacony Creek Park's new trail to the Port Richmond Trail, and in preparation for this new community asset, TTF is partnering with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, the Greenbelt Overhaul Alliance of Levittown, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, Philadelphia Water Department, and PPR to clean up a large illegal dump site. TTF will provide the dumpsters and equopment, you provide the elbow grease and enthusiasm! Because of the physical nature of this project and the materials we will be moving, all volunteers must be age 16 and up. Please wear closed toe shoes and long pants and be prepared to work!
Do you live in Philadelphia and are you interested in getting involved in your community? The Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation (PPR) stewards over 10,200 acres of land throughout the city, from local neighborhood parks to diverse natural areas that serve as animal habitats for the region.
On Saturday, May 10th, PPR will celebrate LOVE Your Park Week with a kickoff service day in parks all over Philadelphia! Parks citywide will be out in full force to clean, green, and beautify their neighborhood space. This effort depends on thousands of volunteers (like you!) who want to pitch in to make a difference. Large or small groups and individuals are welcome!
Several Circuit Coalition member groups will be leading events to help clean up our parks and are looking for volunteers:
Bird Walk and Cleanup/Planting in Tacony Creek Park (7:45 AM Bird Watch, 10 AM Service, Meet at I Street and Ramona Ave.): Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) is is hosting a FREE walk to look for birds residing in Philadelphia. Donuts, coffee, and binoculars will be provided. After the stroll through the park, TTF will be leading cleanup and planting in the park in honor of LOVE Your Park Week.
Lardner's Point Park Planting/Cleanup Day (10 AM-2 PM, Corner of Milnor and Levick): The Delaware River City Corporation will be celebrating LOVE Your Park Week by organizing a cleanup and planting in Lardner's Point Park! All planting/cleanup tools will be provided, as well as snacks, water and coffee. Bring yourself and be ready to WORK!
Cynwyd Trail Workday (Meet at 8:30 AM, Barmouth Station Trailhead, Bala Cynwyd): Together Lower Merion Township and the Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail sponsor the Trail Workdays to join together to beautify and maintain the Trail. Tools, supplies, gloves and refreshments will be provided for volunteers. Come out and enjoy! For more information regarding volunteer opportunities, contact the Friends at . NOTE: Signing the Lower Merion Township Waiver is required for this event. Electronic and print versions of the waiver can be found here: LMT Volunteer Waiver (print version); LMT Volunteer Waiver (electronic signup).
For more information on LOVE Your Park Week and more service opportunities visit http://loveyourpark.org/