Spring is here! Ways to clean & green the neighborhood


Spring is here and there are several ways you can help CLEAN and GREEN our neighborhood.

Below are some key dates and deadlines for different cleaning and greening events.


Saturday, April 8, 9AM - 2PM: 10th Annual CITYWIDE Clean Up!

Visit the Streets Department website at http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/philly-spring-cleanup/ and check if your block is registered. If it is, you can join the project. If it’s not, that's ok! Just come outside on April 8 and start cleaning. The City will pick up all trash collected. Do it!


Saturday, April 22: Spring Street Tree Planting

Street trees will be planted by neighborhood volunteers.

The PHS Tree Tenders Street Tree program runs twice/year. The deadline for this planting was last fall, but see below for more information about requesting a FREE tree for your sidewalk this fall. 

The Travis Manion Foundation is also hosting a neighborhood-wide day of service on April 22. Join us at 8AM at Chew Park (18th and Ellsworth) to help beautify Point Breeze with your neighborhoods and a crew of volunteers. Visit the TMF website for more information: http://www.travismanion.org/pointbreeze/

May 8: application deadline for FALL STREET TREE PLANTING

After you apply, PHS will come to your house, determine whether it’s a good place for a tree, and if so, cut a tree pit in your sidewalk. Then, we (the Clean and Green Committee) will physically come to your house on planting day (November 18-19) and plant the tree for you. You don’t need to do anything but water it, and our Tree Tenders will tell you how. 

Visit the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society at: https://phsonline.org/programs/tree-tenders/philadelphia-treevitalize-street-tree-planting 

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