Archive for March, 2012

Spring events

Spring is officially here! Mark your calendars, we have lots of cleanups and plantings coming up, please join us when you can.

April 1st – Fountain Street Steps cleanup  (10AM-1:30PM)

April 14th – Mayors Spring Cleanup (9AM-1PM)
The Schuylkill Project has organized and end-to-end canal cleanup and cleanups on various sets of steps in the neighborhood including Roxborough Ave Steps, Dupont, Boone and Krams Steps.

April 21st – Tree Tenders Spring Planting

May 5th – Umbria Street Neighbors Flea Market (proceeds from this fundraiser are used to buy the plants for the Fountain Street Steps!)

May 12th – Love Your Park (9AM-1PM) Planting at Fountain Street Steps and mulching and cleanup at Germany Hill

Filed under Cleanups, Destination Schuylkill River, Events, Fountain Street Steps, Germany Hill, Treevitalize : Comments (0) : Mar 20th, 2012

Action Alert on Germany Hill :: Hearing on March 15

As you may have heard at Ridge Park Civic Association’s recent general membership meeting, Councilman Curtis Jones has authored a bill requesting the striking of Cinnaminson Street between Mansion Street and Smick Street. This is the reverse of what happened four years ago, when Councilwoman Carol Ann Campbell tried to legally open Cinnaminson Street in order to pave the way for development of Germany Hill.

Councilman Jones’ bill will come up for review by City Council’s Streets Committee at a hearing to be held on Thursday, March 15, beginning at 3PM. The hearing will take place in Room 400, City Hall. We need to show as much support as we can for this bill, and we are asking as many of you as possible to attend the hearing. Should you wish to testify at the hearing, you may do so, but what is most important is your presence. We need to pack the room, like we did four years ago, to make it clear to the Streets Committee that preserving Germany Hill is very important to us.
Councilman Jones stood with us to prevent the opening of Cinnaminson Street four years ago, and we must stand with him now in support of his efforts to strike the street permanently.

If there are any changes in the date or time, I will, of course, let you know. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you.

Marlene Schleifer
RPCA Trustee & Greenspace Coordinator

Filed under Germany Hill, Uncategorized : Comments (0) : Mar 11th, 2012