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    Citywide cleanup produces record-breaking numbers

    A record number of volunteers participated in the citywide Philly Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 11. There were 14,460 people involved in 723 projects across the city, surpassing last year’s totals of 14,225 and 565.


    Volunteers clean Far Northeast roads

    American Heritage Federal Credit Union’s Green Team hosted its fifth annual Family and Friends Adopt-A-Highway event on April 12. Volunteers took advantage of a beautiful spring day to clean two miles of Frankford Avenue (U.S. Route 13) between Academy and Knights roads in the Northeast. American Heritage will hold additional clean-ups throughout the year.


    Volunteers clean Far Northeast roads

    American Heritage Federal Credit Union’s Green Team hosted its fifth annual Family and Friends Adopt-A-Highway event on April 12. Volunteers took advantage of a beautiful spring day to clean two miles of Frankford Avenue (U.S. Route 13) between Academy and Knights roads in the Northeast. American Heritage will hold additional clean-ups throughout the year.


    Problematic trees pruned

    City Councilman Bobby Henon and Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation have been teaming up to remove and prune more than 1,000 problematic trees from the 6th Councilmanic District in recent weeks. Henon obtained funding for the ongoing project, nearly $200,000, from the unused portion of the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative budget.


    Citywide cleanup produces record-breaking numbers

    A record number of volunteers participated in the citywide Philly Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 11. There were 14,460 people involved in 723 projects across the city, surpassing last year’s totals of 14,225 and 565.


    Eating green on Earth Day

    The Earth neither moved nor stood still on April 22, 1970, but it did get a little help from its friends. University of Pennsylvania professor Ian McHarg, along with students and faculty of many area universities, as well as city planners, lawyers and other environmentally concerned people, teamed up to offer lectures and events that culminated in a rally at Fairmount Park’s Belmont Plateau. U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie was the keynote speaker, but music and rock bands carried the tune of the day. 


    Streets dept. announces hazardous waste drop-off

    The Philadelphia Department of Streets will hold the first household hazardous waste drop-off day of the year on Saturday, April 25, at the department’s training center at State Road and Ashburner Street in Holmesburg. City residents may drop off household hazardous materials between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.


    Streets dept. announces hazardous waste drop-off

    The Philadelphia Department of Streets will hold the first household hazardous waste drop-off day of the year on Saturday, April 25, at the department’s training center at State Road and Ashburner Street in Holmesburg. City residents may drop off household hazardous materials between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.


    Streets dept. announces hazardous waste drop-off

    The Philadelphia Department of Streets will hold the first household hazardous waste drop-off day of the year on Saturday, April 25, at the department’s training center at State Road and Ashburner Street in Holmesburg. City residents may drop off household hazardous materials between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.