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Our 2013 Cleanup Season in Review

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! You can see pictures here – and a great video courtesy of Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Board member Loraine Ballard Morrill.

We also held a two day community cleanup in Olney with the North 5th Street Revitalization Project and TD Bank’s Equipment Finance team on September 11th and 12th. 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 September 28th, we partnered with Resources for Human Development’s Equal Dollars Community Currency program, New Kensington CDC, South Kensington Community Partners, Fishtown Neighbors Association, and the Fishtown Area Business Association on a community cleanup throughout South Kensington. 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 don’t forget – we have one last cleanup coming up in a couple of weeks in Fairmount! Join us! 

Thanks to all of our amazing volunteers and partners – we could not have done this without you! As always, if you’d like to get involved with our community cleanup efforts, or would like further information about what else we’re up to at Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, give us a call at 215-854-4000 or email michelle@keepphiladelphiabeautiful.org.