Archive for July, 2009

SCA crews help clean up the Cynwyd Heritage Trail this summer

The Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail and Lower Merion Township recently won a contract with the new Philadelphia office of the Student Conservation Association to work on the Cynwyd Trail for 6 weeks this summer from July to August. The Association works to engage kids of High School age into leadership and environmental stewardship training by having them gain hands-on experience under the supervision of crew leaders.

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The trailer was made possible by a grant from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development.

Filed under Cynwyd Heritage Trail : Comments (0) : Jul 23rd, 2009

Fountain St. Steps – Lots of Erosion

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Such a soggy summer we are having. Recent rains have eroded some of the dirt under the steps and between the Belgium blocks. Please be careful. A clean up at the steps is schedule for August 4th, 6-8pm. with socializing at Union Jacks afterwards. Come join us.

Filed under Cleanups, Fountain Street Steps : Comments (0) : Jul 23rd, 2009

Two on Tuesday #2 – “Beat the Rain” Edition


A baker’s dozen from Ivy Ridge Green — with help from Chris Leswing and Sarah Francis from Lower Merion — hit the trial yesterday for the second “Two Hours on Tuesday” cleanup.

Thank you all for an unbelievable amount of work in a short stretch. Our three teams:

  • Cleaned the shrubs and ivy off of the banks of the out-of-use R6 along Canton Street from Wright to Leverington Avenue
  • Removed trash, rocks and debris from the trail bed to make this stretch mowable for neighbors.
  • Cleared the knotweed and overgrowth off of High Street, where local developer (and trail supporter) Jerry Logue is set to break ground on his next set of houses along the Ivy Ridge line.
  • Pruned back the cherry trees along Leverington Avenue to open up the pocket park beneath the old rail bridge and return the sidewalk to folks headed between Ivy Ridge and Main Street.

Nice work! It looks fantastic out there.

Our next “Two on Tuesday” is August 4th at Fountain Street Steps. Blaise Syrnick will lead a cleanup of the landscaping and planting job many of you contributed to this spring.

On August 22nd we will be back on the Trail with Pete D’Amico’s rugby squad.

Spread the word and let us know if you have any suggestions:

Filed under "Two on Tuesday", Cleanups, Events, The Trail, Uncategorized : Comments (0) : Jul 22nd, 2009

Tuesday 7-21: Get Yer Gloves On


Join the Friends of Ivy Ridge Trail this July 21st, for the second in our “Two Hours on Tuesday” cleanups. We will work from 6pm to 8pm with refreshments at Union Jack’s afterwards.

MEET: Ivy Ridge Station (Parker & Umbria Streets). Bring comfortable shoes – gloves and tools will be provided.

Mark your calendars for the next major Ivy Ridge Trail cleanup, August 21st with Pete D’Amico and the rugby squad. See you on the trail!

Filed under "Two on Tuesday", The Trail : Comments (0) : Jul 19th, 2009