$6,000 and 250 volunteer hours

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That’s the conservative estimate of how much support you’ve won for the trail up here, as Friends of Ivy Ridge Trail. Thank you!

Last Saturday, Pete D’Amico brought fifteen men from the Media Rugby team to spend the day clearing the most difficult section of the line, from the Manayunk Bridge to Leverington Avenue. Neighbors added to the effort with a meticulous job maintaining our earlier work from Leverington to Wright Street. Lower Merion, the Schuylkill Project, Tom Landsmann and Ivy Ridge Green contributed tools. Ridge Park Civic Association sponsored the cleanup. Thanks to their work and the sanitation truck arranged by Councilman Curtis Jones Jr.’s office, Ivy Ridge Trail is looking good before fall’s even begun.

Below the fold are some ways you can help:

SPONSOR A CLEANUP
Belong to a church, club, office or sorority that does volunteer work? Just ask Pete: we can use you here, and we’ll host a BBQ afterward.

HELP MAKE GRANT APPLICATIONS
Even micro-grants make a huge difference, and we have more targets than time. Help us coordinate an application to a funder or suggest one of your own.

DONATE
Your $100 contribution buys the fuel that clears a full mile of the trail, and your unused gloves, rakes, mowers and weed-whackers are all extremely valuable to our volunteers.

VOLUNTEER
Check http://www.ivyridgegreen.org for details. Every second Tuesday we work on a local project, with larger Saturday cleanups throughout the fall.

LOBBY
From time to time, we can use your help calling the city or SEPTA to request help with certain issues. If you are the type of person who likes to send an email and place a phone call, we’d love to add you to our “brigade.”

Above all, thanks for being a friend to the effort these past fourteen months. And let’s plan on celebrating the *next* fourteen months from a spot on the trail over the Manayunk Bridge!

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