Local Friends clean up Pennypack

Em­ploy­ees of Van­guard Corp. teamed with 20 vo­lun­teers from the Friends of Pennypack Park and the city’s De­part­ment of Parks and Re­cre­ation to clean up and beau­ti­fy Pennypack On the Delaware on Sept. 24. 

Forty-three Van­guard rep­res­ent­at­ives re­moved in­vas­ive bur­dock, Ori­ent­al hops and knot­weed while clear­ing trails, filling in potholes and re­pair­ing an ac­cess road in the city-owned park­land.

The cor­por­ate folks and park vo­lun­teers col­lec­ted 67 bags of trash and in­vas­ive plants from the park. The en­trance to Pennypack On the Delaware is on State Road, just north of Rhawn Street. The park shares an ac­cess road with the River­view Home For the Aged.

The next cleanup sponsored by the Friends of Pennypack Park will be on Sat­urday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Sandy Run area near Ry­an Av­en­ue and Sandy­ford Road. Vo­lun­teers are asked to show up wear­ing long pants and com­fort­able closed-toe shoes. FOPP will provide gloves, grab­bers and oth­er sup­plies, along with re­fresh­ments.

Cleanup events are sched­uled for the fourth Sat­urday of each month, ex­clud­ing winter months. In case of in­clement weath­er, call 215-934-PARK for post­pone­ment in­form­a­tion. ••

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