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2018 Earth Day ProjectsSustainable Cheltenham Logo

Projects to commemorate Earth Day are slated to occur 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 and Sunday, April 21 and 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 [email protected]. Contacts are provided for details about the specific events.

Bird Walk Monday, April 9
Activity: bird observations
Meet: Thomas Williams Park
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Bring: a friend
Contact: Leigh Altadonna, [email protected]
Sponsor: Cheltenham Bird Town & Wyncote Audubon

Rain Barrel Workshop April 10
Activity: workshop
Meet: Rowland Community Center.
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Bring: a friend and neighbor
Contact: [email protected] or 215-744-1853
Sponsor: TTF Watershed Partnership

Rain Barrel Workshop April 17
Activity: workshop
Meet: Glenside Hall
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Bring: a friend and neighbor
Contact: [email protected] or 215-744-1853
Sponsor: TTF Watershed Partnership

Storm Drain Marking Workshop April 19
Activity: workshop
Meet: Glenside Library 215 S. Keswick Ave
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Bring: a friend
Contact: [email protected] or 215-744-1853 RSVP so TTF can bring enough kits
Sponsor: TTF Watershed Partnership

Downtown Glenside Saturday April 21
Activity: 6th Annual Downtown Glenside Arts Festival will celebrate Earth Day- Visit the EAC, Bird Town & TTF tables
Meet: Easton Rd between Glenside Ave. & Waverly Rd.
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bring: friends and family
Contact: Maureen Haff, 215-576-5583
Sponsor: Downtown Business Merchants Association

Keswick Underpass Saturday, April 21
Activity: cleanup and planting
Meet: Keswick Avenue near Glenside Ave.
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Bring: garden gloves and protective clothing
Contact: June Parkinson 215-886-4746
Sponsor: Abington & Cheltenham neighbors
Rain Date: Rain or shine event- no rain date

Melrose Park Train Station April 21
Activity: flowerbed cleanup
Meet: Melrose Park Train Station
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Bring: gardening tools, gloves, etc.
Contact: Ricki Lent
Sponsor: Melrose Park Neighborhood Association
Rain date: Sunday, April 22

High School Park April 21 & 22
Activity: shrub planting, exotic invasive removal, park cleanup & creek cleanup for those who want to get wet.
Meet: garden shed near Montgomery Avenue
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bring: pruners, gloves, protective clothing- closed shoes, long pants & long-sleeved shirt
Contact: Kevin Reis, 215-782-8082 or [email protected]
Sponsoring Group: Friends of High School Park

Curtis Arboretum April 21
Activity: cleanup & invasive removal
Meeting Place: Lower parking lot
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Bring: gloves, hand shears, loppers
Contact: [email protected] or 215-744-1853
Sponsor: TTF Watershed Partnership & EAC
Rain Date: Cancelled if rain- no rain date

Let’s Talk Trails Wednesday April 25
Activity: Circuit Coalition Update & Cheltenham Trail Conversation
Meet: Cheltenham Center for the Arts 439 Ashbourne Rd
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bring: a friend and neighbor
Contact: John Raisch, [email protected] or 215-704-1556
Sponsor: EAC- Mobility and Healthy Living Com, TTF Watershed Partnership, the Circuit Coalition, and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Grove Park Saturday April 28
Activity: park cleanup & small planting
Meet: Lynwood Ave & Cherry Lane in Glenside
Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Bring: gloves, boots and garden tools
Contact: Nancy Polisano [email protected]
Sponsoring Group: Friends of Grove Park
Rain date: Sunday, April 29

Past Earth Day Projects

Bird Sanctuary Cleanup

 Earth Day 2016b

Earth Day 2015c

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