Clean & Green Meeting
We met at Julia Bringhurst's home.
Attendees: Clare, Emily, Joe, Julia, Himanchu, Anthony, Cassandra, Miguel, Jackie, Jeff & Jesse
City Wide Clean Up
General conscientious is that it was successful.
It was mentioned that it did not "feel" like a Newbold event.
One person said they would have preferred for Newbold to gather all of the materials for the clean up and have neighbors pick up materials at the garden. Everyone else was fine with gathering their own materials.
It was agreed that in the future we will provide an editable flyer on our website for people to download to hand out to their neighbors. It was also suggested that we have a 311 liaison (or liaisons) check in with each clean up block to report any issues. Emily & Clare volunteered to head up this initiative for the Fall clean up.
Saturday, April 26th @9am Bouvier Gardens
8 trees to plant
We'll ask everyone who is receiving a tree to help us plant it
Volunteers who help us plant 50% of the trees receive a free tshirt
Cassandra will donate the use of her truck and her driving skills to delivering the trees!
Child's School Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 26th @10am - 12Noon
Need volunteers to help plant, paint, prune, and clean around the school
Mural Arts Project
House next to ASB's patio - Jesse has reached out to the Mural Arts Project and will continue to work with the bar and the home owner to be a part of some art on the wall.
monthly walks that last approx one hour and cover a two street radius in our neighborhood from north to south. Primarily used as a social gathering, but also used to report any violations to 311 and keep neighbors eyes and ears on the street. We walked on 4/10, 8 people and two dogs participated. we were 2 blocks short of W. Passyunk, next time it needs to be a priority we make it all the way to our southern border. Next walk May 8th 7pm
Doggie friendly green space
We're partnering with SOS DOG on an initiative to secure green space for our neighborhood pooches, possibly at Chew. Julia is heading this initiative for us.
Green Space in Point Breeze
We are working with a variety of civic minded individuals to find green space in PB to propose to KJ. This will most likely be outside of Newbold's boundaries. Jeff and Himanchu are heading this initiative for us.
National Night Out Kickoff
We will volunteer to help clean up after the south division kickoff event on 8/4
Green, then Clean
Cassandra suggested we pick a block to beautify for the summer and see if it stays clean(er). The committee is seeking blocks we feel suitable and will choose one to plant low maintenance flower beds (possibly in tires) on. If you have a suggestion, let me know!
No dumping/No trash
I'm trying to find out from the streets department if we (the c&g committee) can spray paint no dumping signs on the sidewalk near the sewers.