Projects to commemorate Earth Day are slated throughout Cheltenham Township, the first community in Montgomery County to adopt a Sustainability Plan designed to make the township more environmentally friendly and resilient. The activities below, which include cleanups, plantings, invasive removals and more, will be conducted on Saturday, April 22, unless otherwise indicated. Everyone is invited to take part; no registration is needed.
In appreciation for their efforts, Earth Day participants are eligible for a coupon for a free hot dog and soda during the 5th Annual Downtown Glenside Arts Festival. The festival will run on April 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Easton Road around Glenside Avenue in Glenside.
All Sustainable Cheltenham activities fall under the umbrella of the Cheltenham Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC). For more general Earth Day information, contact EAC Member Barb Duffy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contacts are provided for details about the specific events.
Keswick Underpass (Sunday, April 23)
Activity: Cleanup and planting
Meet: Keswick Ave. near Glenside Ave., Glenside
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Bring: Garden gloves & protective clothing
Contact: June Parkinson 215-886-4746
Sponsor: Abington & Cheltenham neighbors
Rain or shine event- no rain date
Activity: 5th Annual Downtown Glenside Arts Festival celebrates Earth Day
Meet: Easton Road (between Glenside Ave. & Waverly Rd.), Glenside
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bring: Friends & family
Contact: Maureen Haff 215-576-5583
Sponsor: Downtown Glenside Business Merchants Association
**Participate in an Earth Day cleanup & get a coupon for a hot dog & soda at the festival**
Melrose Park Train Station
Activity: Flowerbed cleanup
Meet: Melrose Park Train Station
Time: 10 a.m. to Noon
Bring: Gardening tools, gloves, kneeling pads, etc.
Contact: Caryl Levin email@example.com
Sponsoring Group: Melrose Park Neighborhood Association
High School Park (April 22 and 23)
Activity: Plantings, invasive removal, and cleanup
Meet: Garden shed near Montgomery Ave, Elkins Park
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bring: Pruners, gloves, protective clothing: closed shoes, long pants and long-sleeved shirts
Contact: Kevin Reis firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsoring Group: Friends of High School Park
Activity: Cleanup and small planting
Meet: Lynwood Ave & Cherry Ln, Glenside
Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Bring: gloves, boots & garden tools
Contact: Nancy Polisano email@example.com
Sponsoring Group: Friends of Grove Park
Rain date: Sunday, April 23
Wawa/309/Shopper’s Lane area - Adults ONLY
Meet: Shopper’s Lane parking lot
Time: 7 a.m. to Noon
Bring: Gloves, rakes, dustpans and brooms
Contact: Alexandria Khalil 267-476-0933
Sponsoring Group: Concerned neighbors
Activity: Cleanup and invasive removal
Meeting Place: Lower parking lot
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bring: Gloves, hand shears and lopers
Contact: Julie Slavet Julie@ttfwatershed.org
Sponsoring Group: Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership
Activity: Invasive removal
Meeting Place: Park on Greenwood Ave.
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bring: Gloves, hand sheers and loppers
Contact: Karen Shaffran firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsoring Group: Cheltenham High School Environmental Club
Cheltenham War Memorial (April 29)
Meeting Place: Central Ave. and Tookany Pkwy.
Time: 9 a.m. to Noon
Bring: Gloves, shovels and rakes
Contact: Roy Hollinger 215-663-0200
Sponsoring Group: Rotary Club of Cheltenham/Rockledge
Rain date: Sunday, April 30, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, please call the local branch or visit the Library System website.