The January 2013 EPX Beautification/Environment (Clean and Green) Committee meeting will be held on Monday, January 21 from 7:30pm – 8:30pm at the EPX Center 1729 S. 11th St (Enter at gate north of 11th & Moore St Neumann Goretti High School entrance).

Meet the new chair Matthew Simone and discuss what direction you want to see the committee take!

EPX and a few other South Philly civics are joining forces to sponsor a neighborhood Christmas Tree-recycling event on Saturday, January 5th. You can bring your tree (stripped of its lovely decorations & ornaments) to Columbus Square Park (13th & Reed) from 10am – 4pm where it will be turned into wood chips that will be used in public parks & gardens. The cost is only $5 and this earth-friendly act will surely get you onto Santa’s Nice list for 2013!

While the City will pick up trees that are left on the curb on your regular trash night, these trees will not be recycled and will be instead sent to the landfill with other garbage. If you are unable to attend our local Tree recycling event at Columbus Square Park, you may also bring your tree for recycling to the Streets Department’s Citizen Drop-Off Center at 3033 S. 63rd Street from January 7-12 from 8 am – 6 pm, Monday through Saturday. For more info, visit or call 3-1-1.

We will be holding our annual Fall cleanup on Saturday 10/27/12 from 9am – 1pm. Feel free to stay and help for as long as you can. We will be meeting at 8th and Mifflin at 9am for some light refreshments and then focusing on our boundaries eastern streets. This cleanup is in conjunction with the Passyunk Square Civic Association.

Contact with any questions.

2012 Spring Tree Planting

Want to learn how to plant a tree? If so come and EPX will teach you. We will be planting
many street trees through out the South Philly neighborhood. It is a great event and we can directly
see the results!! So please come an join us, we always need volunteers and tree tenders.

What: EPX and LOMO’s Spring 2012 Tree planting is here again!!
Where: South Philly High (Broad and Snyder parking lot)
When: Saturday April 21st 9-1pm
Gloves, coffee, and a few morning snacks will be provided to get you started, again dress accordingly

Have any questions or want to get involved? Email us at or contact Scott at