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Earth Day Activities

2020 Earth Day - 50th Anniversary!

While organized Township Earth Day events were cancelled at the March 18, 2020 Board of Commissioner meeting due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we encourage residents to celebrate nature and practice sustainability around their homes, such as pulling weeds or planting seeds!  

In addition, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, consider a visit to High School Park (practicing social distance) from April 18-30 to see a preview of the art installation For the Future, which is part of an upcoming exhibition (postponed due to COVID-19) entitled, Ecotactical Earth Day at 50, that will be on view at at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education where Eight artists will respond to the question of what Earth Day means or should mean on the 50th anniversary.

2019 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 through the month of April, unless otherwise indicated. Everyone is invited to take part; no registration is needed. 
All Sustainable Cheltenham activities fall under the umbrella of the Cheltenham Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC). For more general Earth Day information, contact Ashley Lupino at [email protected]. Contacts are provided for details about the specific events.  

Grove Park Saturday April 27 
Activity: park cleanup & small planting
Meet: Lynwood Ave & Cherry Lane in Glenside
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Bring: gloves, boots and garden tools
Contact: Nancy Polisano [email protected] & Dottie Baumgarten [email protected]
Sponsoring Group: Friends of Grove Park
Rain date: Sunday, April 28- 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Bio Blitz Event April 27
Activity: Get together to document as many species as possible (animals, plants, insects and more)
Meet: Ralph Morgan Park Playground
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Bring: a smart phone with iNaturalist app downloaded
Contact: Dallas Cederberg 919-270-6483
Sponsor: TTF Watershed Partnership 

Rain date: Rain or Shine
High School Park April 6-7 & 20-21
Activity: pull and cut back exotic invasive plants, perform trail maintenance, plant trees and shrubs, and work on some of the projects happening in the park.

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

Friends of Curtis Arboretum Earth Day Event April 27

Activity: Cleanup and spring flower planting

Meet: The Dog Park at Curtis

Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Sponsored by the TTF Watershed Partnership. Please RSVP to [email protected] or on our Facebook page to be sure we have enough supplies
Melrose Park Train Station April 27
Activity: flowerbed cleanup and planting
Meet: Melrose Park Train Station
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Bring: gardening tools, gloves, etc.
Contact: Ricki Lent, [email protected]
Sponsor: Melrose Park Neighborhood Association
Rain date: Sunday, May 5

Past Earth Day Projects

Bird Sanctuary Cleanup


 Earth Day 2016b

Earth Day 2015c


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