Join United by Blue for the 2017 kickoff cleanup at Bartram's Garden. REI will be teaming up with 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 habitat to a variety of land and water species. Unfortunately, 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 join in to help clean up and preserve this urban oasis! United By Blue will provide all of the cleanup supplies. Pre-cleanup snacks will be available during check-in, courtesy of Cliff Bar. 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!