Here are pictures of our July workday in progress. The problem: unsightly urban debris and invasive plants: The Solution: Sheet Mulching First we put down newspaper: Then we watered generously: Then we put down cardboard and watered again: Finally step: apply mulch (generously provided by the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department) and voila! Nature!!Stay tuned […]
We are embarking on a fascinating experiment to take years of construction debris back to nature. Those of you who walk the new trail know that the entrance is marred by years of dumping. This Saturday we are going to begin a project to help Mother Nature reclaim this area. We will have all the […]
The Friends of the Cresheim Trail will have a table at the Chestnut Hill Home & Garden Festival on Sunday, May 5th. From 11 am to 5 pm, Germantown Avenue is turned into an outdoor marketplace between Rex and Willow Grove Avenues, as the street and stores come alive with festivities. Come out and have a […]
Want to learn more about how trails benefit the community? How about a guided tour of a portion of the Cresheim Trail? Follow this link for a full description and to sign up.
Eight intrepid volunteers braved the iffy weather, enjoyed green doughnuts and (regular brown) coffee. We spent the morning arranging brush for future chipping and repairing damage to the entrance from a car accident last week. The boulder is back in place as are the uprights for the barricade.