Hackley School Volunteers Lend a Hand Once Again!

Julie Slavet
Sep 25, 2014

The Olney Rain Garden got some tender loving care from volunteers all the way from New York! For the past few years, the Hackley School — a private college preparatory school located in Tarrytown, New York — has visited our watershed in Philadelphia, with students doing everything from picking up trash to marking storm drains in our neighborhoods and parks.

On the afternoon of September 18th, TTF staff was joined by 72 Hackley students and teachers, and 3 Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) representatives at the Olney Recreation Center. Together, we marked over 50 storm drains to help create awareness about where rain water goes, collected 21 bags of trash from around the park and sidewalks, distributed 300 flyers to inform the community about the benefits of the Olney Rec Center rain garden, and removed weeds and debris from the rain garden (which is behind the recreation center)!

Thank you, PWD, for not only joining and lending a helping hand, but for educating our volunteers about how a watershed works. And thank you, Hackley School, for your continued support and dedication to improving our watersheds.

Interested in learning more about the Olney Rec Center rain garden? Contact Robin at Robin @ttfwatershed.org or 215-744-1853.

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