We’ve had quite a cleanup season here at Keep Philadelphia Beautiful – and loved every minute of it. So let’s recap, shall we?
We started off in the great Northeast section of the City – where we partnered with Clear Channel, Radio 104.5, and the Tookany-Tacony/Frankford Watershed Partnership to hold a cleanup of Tacony Creek Park. We hosted 35 volunteers, and picked up more than 60 bags of trash and recyclables! Check out the great video of the day, courtesy of Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Board member Loraine Ballard Morrill.
We also held a two-day community cleanup in the Olney section of the City with the North 5th Street Revitalization Project and TD Bank on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12. With the help of 35 volunteers, we collected 60 contractor bags of litter, removed 350 bandit signs, submitted 30 requests to the City of Philadelphia’s 3-1-1 non-emergency reporting system, and distributed 855 informational brochures encouraging residents and businesses to keep the North 5th Street commercial corridor clean. See our pictures here and here!
On Sept. 28, we partnered with Resources for Human Development’s Equal Dollars Community Currency program and a number of community organizations on a cleanup throughout the Kensington neighborhood. Thirty-three amazing volunteers picked up 36 bags of trash – and we conducted a great composting workshop at La Finquita, an urban farm located in South Kensington. Check out pix here.
And we’re not done yet: we’ve got one last cleanup for the season coming up in a couple of weeks in the Fairmount neighborhood!
Thanks to all of our amazing volunteers and partners – we could not have done this without you!