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
Bill Grubb, Sara Nye, and Emily Gowen became the EPX Tree Tenders Co-Chairs in Spring 2018. They each have lived in the East Passyunk Crossing neighborhood for several years and got involved in Tree Tenders through volunteering during a tree planting day. Bill is a realtor and avid gardener with a degree in horticulture, Sara is an arts administrator and dancer by trade, and Emily is also an enthusiastic gardener with a background in grants management and arts administration. They share a commitment to increasing the tree canopy in East Passyunk Crossing and look forward to engaging with local residents on planting and pruning activities.
Application to request a street tree
Deadline for Spring 2019 Planting applications is November 27, 2018.
Latest Committee News and Events
Saturday April 6th you are invited to help clean up East Passyunk Crossing. Neighbors will meet at the community garden for coffee, pastries, and instructions and then we’ll hit the streets with brooms and shovels to pick up trash around Mifflin, 7th, McKean, and 8th streets, as well as smaller streets in between. This is a family friendly event, and a great way to make an impact in your neighborhood.
Interested in a free tree for your yard?
Register to get a FREE yard tree from East Passyunk Civic Association HERE.
Pickup will be on Sunday October 14th 2018, from 10am to 12pm, at 1025 Mifflin Street.
It’s time for the EPX In Bloom Gardening Contest! Featuring window boxes, planters, and arrangements, all homes within EPX boundaries with growing displays are welcome to enter and win prizes.
1. Entrants must live within the EPX boundaries (between Tasker and Snyder, Broad and 6th Streets)
2. Gardening display must be at the front of the house and in view of the public.
3. Display can be single planter/window box or multiple containers/window boxes, etc.
4. Display must use live plants designed, planted, and maintained by the resident/entrant.
5. Entrant acknowledges their home will be included in a walking tour map of all displays.
6. Judging will be done by a panel of judges and a popular vote on the EPX Facebook page. Entrants need to provide a photo of their garden display to be posted to the Facebook page. If you are unable to submit a photo, you can contact us to take a photo on your behalf. Photos will be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Contact David Gana at email@example.com
As an entrant in this contest your address will be used for a walking tour map of the gardens and that the image of my garden will be posted on the EPX Facebook page.
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.