Following a successful June 10 community cleanup with Point Breeze neighbors that targeted a vacant lot at Point Breeze Avenue and Mifflin Street, we're heading back to the space this Thursday for a special event with Philly's Public Workshop:
Residents are invited to join this collaborative “community build” and construct decorative wooden benches and signs for the emerging neighborhood green space, which is set to become a rain garden through the Green City, Clean Waters program.
When complete, the plant-filled lot will protect Philadelphia's rivers and creeks by soaking up stormwater and reducing sewer overflows. Read more about the project and cleanup effort here.
Over the last year, we have been working with Public Workshop, a community-building organization specializing in creative, hands-on events, to get Point Breeze residents excited about green projects planned for the neighborhood.
In addition to the cleanup activity, PWD and Public Workshop have worked with the nearby McDaniel Elementary School to get students thinking about how the Mifflin Street lot can benefit the neighborhood now and in the future as a green stormwater site.
This week's building event will start at 3 p.m., and residents of all ages are invited to come pitch in.