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Earth Day Activites

Earth Day Projects 2021

Celebrate Earth Day by joining one or more of these activities! If group activities aren’t your cup of tea, find our suggestions below for things you can do by yourself or with your family or friends to honor Earth Day. 

If you are organizing an activity that you would included in this list, please email [email protected]

At all events, please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

Glenside Grove Park Earth Day Fest!

Activity: Planting native plants along the creek, removing invasive plants, gardening and clean-up.  Great for fulfilling volunteer hours! 

Meeting place: Cherry Lane and Lynwood Avenue, Glenside

Date and Time:  Sunday, April 25, 2021, 2:00-4:00pm

What to bring: Gloves and garden tools if you have them; there will be some available.  Please bring your own snacks and a water bottle.

Contact: Nancy Gujda at 610-304-9533, Mindy Kemmerer-Scovner 484-302-6345

Sponsoring group: Friends of Grove Park

Rain date: Saturday, May 1, 2021, 10:00am-12:00pm

Fairy House Scavenger Hunt at High School Park!

Activity: Find fairy houses scattered throughout High School Park to find hidden treasures 

Please sign up to attend at

Time: Saturday, April 24 from 2 to 4 PM
Bring/wear: closed shoes, long pants, and a bag for collecting
[email protected]
Sponsoring Group: Friends of High School Park

Rain or shine: Heavy rain cancels

High School Park Work Days
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: at garden shed near Montgomery Avenue
Time: Saturday/Sunday April 3, 4, 17 and 18, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Bring/wear: closed shoes, long pants & a hat; if you have them, bring shirt pruners, gardening gloves
Contact: Cathy Callan 215-901-0881 or 
[email protected]
Sponsoring Group: Friends of High School Park

Rain or shine: Heavy rain cancels

Don't Be a Drip, Rain Barrel Workshop, free

Meet: Virtually via Zoom

Register to attend:     

Time: Wed, April 21, 6:30-7:45 pm

Bring: a friend  

Contact person: [email protected], 215-744-1853; Tookany Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership

Virtual event, so rain or shine

Tookany Creek Cleanup
Join a creek cleanup. Check the
Friends of the Tookany Facebook page or email [email protected] for the date of the April cleanup.

Things you can do independently as an individual, family, or group with family and/or friends:

- Join the TTF Watershed’s spring “Bioblitz” by going to a park, using your smartphone to take photos of plants, birds, insects, and other animals and then using the iNaturalist app to identify them. Do this anytime from April 24 – May 1 and your observations will be included in the official count. Here’s more about using iNaturalist for a bioblitz,

- Plant a native tree, shrub, or flower in a yard or in a container. Native plants provide habitat and food for birds, butterflies, and other pollinators. Many local nurseries carry native plants and can help you select one that is right for your yard. Or check out the possibilities using the National Audubon Society and National Wildlife Federation websites.

- Walk around a green area or your neighborhood and observe the birds you see. The free app Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab can help you identify what you see. When you enter where the bird is (in a tree, on the ground, at a bird feeder), how big it is (sparrow size, robin size, goose size), what colors it is, Merlin gives you photos of what birds it could be.  Or take a photo and Merlin will identify the bird that way. Hint: Start by observing birds at bird feeders where they are easiest to see. You can even submit how many of what type of birds you saw through another free app, eBird; that information helps researchers and conservationists worldwide. 

- Choose a park or area long a creek or a road, grab some trash bags and gloves, and clean it up

- In the summer (June 25 – Sept 1), you can participate in the Backyard Bumble Count.

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