Our city parks and trails connect Southwest with many parts of Philadelphia. But the Parks and Recreation Department depend on volunteers to keep these trails safe and tidy.
How would you like to help?
The Clean Air Council has provided us with a survey of interested individuals and groups which you can take quickly and easily:
For more information – especially with respect to group participation – contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have been reading the Globe Times, you already know about the superb team which has been organized to tidy up the Cobbs Creek Park trail which wends it way through Southwest and West Philadelphia. They meet weekly at various points along the Parkway on a weekly or monthly basis.
You can be part of this ongoing effort by contacting Richard Guiffanti, one of the organizers (and a founder) of the Cobbs Creek Park cleaner-uppers: email@example.com
Lis Seidel, a stellar team leader, reports on the latest efforts on May 29. Her group meets for cleanups the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 9:00 to 12 Noon. “A huge thank you to everyone who came out on Sunday to the Whitby Ave Creek and Bridge cleanup: Eight intrepid volunteers who braved the waters of the creek… along with five awesome members of Pi Lambda Phi and the amazing Wayne and his front loader.
“We collected one 1 bag of recycling; five tires, two shopping carts, one queen sized mattress, and many other miscellaneous large items, all estimated to be 500 pounds of trash no longer sitting in the creek and along Whitby Ave! And this task involved not only removing all this trash from the creek, but hauling it up steep hills and through prickly forest to Whitby Ave for pickup!“
More information is available at: firstname.lastname@example.org(This article was based on emails to the Globe Times from Elisabeth Seidel email@example.com and William Fraser of the Clean Air Council)