Sunday, April 17, 2011

April 9 Clean Up at Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting New Building Lot

 April 9 was the designated day to begin 2011 volunteer cleanup at the "lower lot," proposed building site for the Chestnut Hill Quaker Meeting.  There are years of trash and weeds built up and this posting shows some before cleanup shots.  The postings below show scenes during and after cleanup.

During Spring Clean up

 Trash was collected, recycling gathered, brush cut and weeds pulled.  Tires were pulled for recycling.  The very large filing cabinet below stumped the volunteers.

After Spring Clean Up

 The Volunteer Coordinator for Fairmount Park of Philadelphia Dept of Parks and Recreation hauled away the trash and recycling picked up during the clean up day.

 The cleared area is viewed below.  It was seeded with a cover crop mix to hold the soil in place and compete with the weeds; the cover crop included oats, crimson clover, hairy vetch, red clover, and alfalfa.
 These volunteers are happy with the progress - and very tired!