Spring has sprung! And with the change of season comes more time enjoying the outdoors and all that Philadelphia has to offer. Here are two great opportunities to get outside and improve your community.
- The 9th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup is set for Saturday, April 9th from 9 am to 2 pm. It is a great way for you, your family, your friends, and your neighbors to get involved and do your part to keep our City looking its best. Dedication like yours, along with the can-do attitude of thousands of volunteers all over the city is exactly what we need to keep our City clean and green. You can sign up to volunteer or submit a project on the Philly Spring Cleanup website.
- Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is offering a free six week course on park forest management. You’ll learn how to protect our forests, train to be a citizen scientist, and expand your knowledge of our urban ecosystem. The courses will take place at Pennypack Environmental Education Center at 8600 Verree Road. The six classes will be held on April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27 and May 4, and May 14. For more information and application instructions, contact Director of Urban Forestry & Ecosystem Management Joan Blaustein at 215-683-0215 or via email. The deadline to sign up is April 1, so don’t wait!