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Juniata Park: Carribbean Native Connects Local Community To Philly Creek

Juniata Park: Carribbean Native Connects Local Community To Philly Creek

As litter from the sea washed upon the white sand beaches of Puerto Rico, Doryán De Angel discovered her zeal. Fueling her fervor for the recovery of Earth’s waterways, the environmentalist is now the community watershed leader of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF), a Philadelphia-based initiative established in 2000 to promote community engagement with the body […]

 By Hattie Cheek and Grace Dickinson

Germantown: Cleaning Up Vernon Park

Germantown: Cleaning Up Vernon Park

Benjamin Hawkins sat in Vernon Park eating a chocolate cupcake he was given by the Vernon Park cleanup crew. Upon finishing the snack, Hawkins quickly tossed its crinkled wax wrapper to the ground. “Oh, my god, what did I just do?” Hawkins said. Just as quickly as it left his hands, Hawkins picked the wrapper […]