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Earth Day Projects 2022

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]eltenham-township.org

Don’t Be a Drip, Rain Barrel Workshop
Thursday, April 21 6:30-7:30pm, VIRTUAL
To register, call or email Ryan [email protected] or 215-744-1853. Sponsored by Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership.

Friends of CURTIS ARBORETUM Trash Clean Up
Saturday, April 23, 9am-12pm.  Cancelled if rain.
Meet at the lower level parking lot near the dog park, and bring a pair of gloves! On the day of the event, contact person will be Gail Chase 215-512-3866.

TOOKANY CREEK PARK/TRAIL (Meet at Central Ave and Tookany Creek Parkway)
Bio Blitz with TTF Watershed Partnership
Saturday, April 23, 1-2:30pm, rain or shine!
Get together to document as many species as possible using the iNaturalist app on your smartphone. Pre-registration required: call 215-744-1853 or email [email protected]
If you are interested in leading a BioBlitz event at a site or park of your choice, contact Ryan at TTF ([email protected]) for training and information.

EAC Trail Fest
Sunday April 24, 9am-1pm, rain date May 1
Join us along Tookany Creek Parkway for trail cleanup, bike rodeo, an art activity, and more!  Bring your bike or walking shoes and a friend! Contact: John Raisch, [email protected], 215-704-1556

LATHAM PARKWAY Tree Tender Street Tree Planting
Saturday, April 23, 9am start. Registration required by 4/16, contact Mindy Lemoine, 215-694-0231 (call or text) or [email protected]
Meet at the entrance to Latham Parkway at Old York Road, and dress to get dirty. Bring gloves, a shovel, pruners, and trowel if you have them. If you prefer not to dig, but want to be part of the project, breakfast or snacks for the work crew would be a great contribution.

Friends of GROVE PARK Earth Day Activities!
Saturday, April 30, 10am-12pm, rain date: May 1, 2-4 pm
Remove invasive plants, mulch small trees, garden, and clean-up. Meet at Cherry Ln and Lynwood Ave, and bring gloves and garden tools if you have them, as well as your own snacks and a water bottle.
Contacts: Nancy Gujda at 610-304-9533, Mindy Kemmerer-Scovner 484-302-6345

Friends of HIGH SCHOOL PARK
Work Days: Saturday/Sunday April 2, 3, 16 & 17, 10am-12pm, Heavy rain cancels.
Pull and cut back invasive plants, perform trail maintenance, plant trees and shrubs, and more! Meet at the garden shed near Montgomery Ave.  Wear closed shoes, long pants, and a hat; bring pruners and gardening gloves if you have them. Contact: Cynthia Blackwood, 215-782-8082 or [email protected]

Fairy Week: April 23-30. Rain date for opening day will be April 24.
This week at High School Park will include a series of events, from fairy house hunt and fairy house making, to a reading of fairy-related books at the library. Call 215-782-8082 or visit fhsp.org for more details.

Old York Road Garden Club Plant Sale
In conjunction with an Open House at the Richard Wall House Museum!

ON YOUR OWN
Plant a native tree, shrub, or flower
Whether in your 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 from the National Audubon Society and National Wildlife Federation.www.audubon.org/native-plants, www.nwf.org/nativeplantfinder/
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
There are many ways to put this mantra into action.  One new way is Freecycle – a nonprofit helping communities reduce trash waste using the thought behind “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.”  Through Freecycle.org, people can get gently-used items or give items no longer needed, such as furniture, child-care items, tools, and more!

 
 
 
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