Blog by Nathan McWilliams, Philadelphia Watershed Coordinator
We hosted our Second Saturday Clean Up on October 10th at the Bingham & East Ashdale Street gateway to the Tacony Creek Trail. This was a special program for two reasons: Tacony Creek Park was the site for Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s monthly Second Saturdays program…and Audubon Mid-Atlantic provided us with 25 native trees to plant!
Twenty three volunteers removed 300 pounds of trash and planted Red Birch, Red Oak, Black Tupelo, Tuliptree, Sweetgum, Eastern Redbud, and Serviceberry. These trees were carefully selected with the help of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation team to diversify trees found throughout the park.
We love trees because trees love water! Trees mitigate erosion and provide habitat for different types of animals and insects. Trees clean the air. Trees make our world cooler. Lots of types of trees support biodiversity which promotes the overall health of the the park, our neighborhoods, and our watershed.
Check out Second Saturday photos.
Thank you to our amazing volunteers, Parks & Rec and Audubon for being so generous and becoming part of the Tacony Creek Park community. The trees look beautiful!
We host cleanups and plantings every month! These Second Saturdays connect people to their creeks and show our love for Tacony Creek Park as well as our other 25 restoration sites.
Interested in volunteering for the next Second Saturday? Give us a call at 215-744-1853, email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our Volunteer Form here. You can also visit our Calendar to learn about upcoming events.