Tree Planting, Garden Weeding, Street Cleaning Extravaganza!

Julie Slavet
May 10, 2012

On April 21 this Earth Day Weekend, TTF led volunteers from City Year, Arcadia University, and the Chew and Belfield Neighbor’s Association in planting seven trees, weeding a nearby community garden and picking up trash in and around the Chew Ave neighborhood. Thanks to Bryner Chevrolet for their truck, LaSalle Fresh Grocer for snacks, Weavers Way Community Programs for funding the tools and to everyone who came out and helped!

Tree Planting -- City Year Group Is Ready
Volunteers from City Year pose before planting

Reverend Williams hosted the large group of volunteers on his front lawn as they took a break and ate lunch before getting back to work. The weather was beautiful, providing lots of sunshine for our new trees. Our volunteers had fun planting and weeding and learned about how what they did would help soak up rainwater and keep the streets cleaner!

Check out more photos from the event here.

TTF plants trees with the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department and PHS as part of the Plant One Million campaign to absorb and filter rainwater, keeping our creek clean. To learn more about trees, click here.


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