The EPX Beautification (“Clean & Green”) Committee seeks to improve the quality of life for all residents that comprise the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association and to promote environmental sustainability in the neighborhood. Our committee has shown a commitment to this mission through bi-annual Tree plantings and Maintenance, Neighborhood Clean-ups, Promoting environmentally responsible projects, and general Beautifying of the neighborhood. We are proud to have opened the East Passyunk Crossing Gardens. We invite anyone in the community with a passion for their environment to come out and help us make East Passyunk Crossing a cleaner and greener place to live!
David Gana has only been living in EPX for 17 months but has committed to the community from day one. His is enthusiastic about keeping the community clean and green, which makes our area a desirable place to live. Coming from California where he worked on interiors and landscaping. Currently retired spend numerous hours volunteering at at variety of agencies. Loves to garden, cook, and travel.
Tree Tenders Co-Chair
Jen Tepel has been living in EPX for 2 years and recently became Tree Tender Co-Chair. She believes that the neighborhood could be even better with more trees! Outside of the Beautification committee, she works as Project Coordinator for The Food Trust’s Healthy Corner Store Initiative, providing resources and tools to bodega owners to support sales of healthier foods. Jen enjoys hiking, biking, cooking, yoga, gardening and traveling. She hopes to engage the neighborhood’s diverse residents in upcoming planting and pruning events.
Application to request a street tree – Fall 2018
Deadline for fall planting applications is May 6th, 2018.
Latest Committee News and Events
The Philadelphia Horticultural Society is offering free trees to EPX residents. The trees will be provided by PHS and planted by EPX volunteers. If you are interested in registering submit an application by May 6th for Nov 2018 planting.
FALL 2017 TREE PLANTING NOVEMBER 18TH @ 9:30 a.m.
We will be planting over 20 trees this time around, so we’ll need more volunteers than usual. Please come out and lend a hand!
Stay tuned for more details on our Facebook event page!
FALL STREET CLEAN-UP! November 4th @ 10:00 a.m.
Meet at the EPX Community Garden (entrance on Watkins St. between 10th and 11th) at 10:00 a.m. for coffee and a light breakfast then head out with your neighbors to help clean our streets!
Our fall 2017 street tree planting is coming up!
Please mark your calendars for Saturday, November 18th at 9:30 AM.
We’ll meet at our usual spot – the community garden on Neumann Goretti’s campus (entrance on Watkins between 10th & 11th St.). We’ll get everyone acquainted with tree planting basics and then we’ll head out to the planting sites in small groups of 3 or so people. We’ll need a few folks to volunteer as “runners,” delivering some of the heavier items (stake drivers, trees) to each group. Gloves and tools provided; please wear layers and comfortable shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
*Coffee and pastries from a local shop will be provided*
We’re accepting street tree applications for our Spring 2018 planting. If you know anyone who is interested in a tree, please send them this link to apply. We can get significantly more applications if we do some door-to-door canvassing and hang flyers on well-traveled routes. We could really use some help with this effort! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in helping out and we can provide you with printed flyers (also attached here).
You are invited to participate in our survey measuring public perception and understanding of Green City, Clean Waters. Green City, Clean Waters is Philadelphia’s 25-year plan to reduce stormwater pollution currently entering our creeks and rivers through the use of Green Infrastructure like rain gardens and stormwater tree trenches. In this survey, you will be asked to answer questions about your demographics, viewpoints and understanding of Green Stormwater Infrastructure. It will take approximately five minutes to complete this 18-question survey. Thank you very much for your time and support. Please start with the survey now by clicking here.