Thirty community leaders from Kingsessing met at Bartram’s Garden on July 26th to discuss future greening initiatives in the neighborhood. The workshop was organized by Clean Water Action, the Hinge Collective and key local community partners including, Empowered CDC, Southwest CDC, and ACANA. The workshop facilitated discussions among representatives from various sectors, including block captains, community leaders, educators, business owners, resource providers, and the offices of elected officials.
The event marked the first of three workshops at Bartram’s Garden, all aiming to develop a Green Vision Plan for Kingsessing. During the workshop, attendees shared their experiences and expertise, guiding the discussion towards identifying the best green solutions for Kingsessing. Moreover, the attendees used this opportunity to network and collaborate around challenges and opportunities.
This is all part of the Resilient Communities Stormwater Initiative (RCSI), supported by the William Penn Foundation. RCSI brought together key players, including Clean Water Action, the Hinge Collective, the Academy of Natural Sciences, The Nature Conservancy, PEER Environmental, Greenprint Partners, Drexel University, and other partners. These include the several community organizations supporting, informing and guiding these efforts.
Clean Water Action and the Hinge Collective, coupled with the RCSI team and dedicated community members, aim to support Kingsessing achieve a greener future.