United By Blue and honeygrow's 2017 Kick-off Schuylkill River Cleanup!

By United By Blue (other events)

Tuesday, March 7 2017 4:00 PM 6:00 PM

Join United by Blue for the 2017 kick-off cleanup at Bartram's Garden. We'll be teaming up withhoneygrow, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Water and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to tackle the trash on the banks of the Schuylkill River. Bartram's Garden is one of Philadelphia's treasured green spaces, providing recreation for everyone from river enthusiasts to hikers and everyone in between! It is also a habitat to a variety of land and water species.

On the first Tuesday of every month we visit a Philadelphia waterway, working to fulfill our mission: for every item sold United by Blue removes a pound of trash from our world's oceans and waterways.Seven years ago, United By Blue's cleanup adventures started at Bartram's Garden, and we are so excited to return! Unfortnately, this historic site is often littered with household trash, plastic and styrofoam. The trash gets carried downstream in the Schuylkill and ends up collecting on its banks. Please help us to clean up and preserve this urban oasis!

United By Blue will provide all of the cleanup supplies, and honeygrow will provide treats! All volunteers will have the chance to win United By Blue prizes during two cleanup games. Please be sure to wear closed toe shoes and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty or wet! Groups of all sizes are welcome!

United By Blue thanks Zipcar for its transportation support during the 2017 cleanup season.

Learn more about the cleanup calling 215-278-7858 ext. 4 or by emailing [email protected]