In appreciation of partners, volunteers, and trees!
It’s the season to be thankful – and we are so grateful for the impactful partners and the hardworking volunteers who helped us plant and give away 150 trees this fall!
In mid-October, with support from the Arbor Day Foundation and UPS, community volunteers and UPS employees from all over the tri-state area planted 80 native trees in the northern forest of Pennypack on the Delaware Park. As part of their “green” job skill training program, PowerCorps PHL cohorts helped us to prepare the planting area and then learned the basics for planting and caring for native trees and shrubs.
The work at Pennypack on the Delaware is a continuation of a reforestation project that is increasing the biodiversity and water quality of the shoreline. Since 2018, Riverfront North has worked with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and community partners to plant nearly 1,400 native trees and manage 10 acres of invasive plant species at the park, which was created on a former landfill site. This project won a 2021 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.
In November, with support from PECO Green Region, we worked closely with our friends from nearby Fluehr Park and Tree Northeast to plant 10 additional trees in their beautiful space. The same day we teamed up with Tree Philly for a free giveaway at Pleasant Hill Park, providing dozens of native yard trees to Northeast Philadelphia residents.
Together with these partnerships and volunteers, we are increasing the tree canopy of Philadelphia, helping to keep us cooler in the summer and decreasing stormwater runoff into the Delaware River, the City’s primary source of drinking water. Thanks to each and every one of the volunteers and partners who rolled up your sleeves to make sure every last tree was planted.