This recent heat wave in Philly was one for the record books! During such extreme temperatures, shade is a precious commodity in the city. Trees play a vital role in providing some much needed relief from the intense rays of the summer sun, plus they also can help improve air quality. Who doesn’t love fresh … More Got Shade?
Whether you’re new to composting or a seasoned composting pro, LoMo’s new Community Composting Program is designed for you! Many of us with tiny backyards lack the space to have our own compost pile, but our new program makes it easy and convenient to start composting locally, turning those food scraps into something your plants will love. Composting – … More Start Composting Today!
What: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarn_bombing How-To: yarnbombing.com LoMo knitters: who’s in? Related Articles The Community of Joyous Knitters (nytimes.com)
Our local parks are a great asset to our neighborhood, but in order for these public spaces to truly thrive they need our help. Some exciting developments have recently been underway at our local Mifflin Square Park, located between 5th & 6th Sts., Wolf & Ritner. Several local organizations, including LoMo, have been collaborating on a … More Seeking Friends for Mifflin Square Park!
Find out first! ReadyNotifyPA is a great system that helps officials send emergency text alerts and other important notifications to citizens quickly. Alerts can be sent to your cell phone, pager, BlackBerry, PDA and/or E-mail account. You decide how you’d like to be notified. These alerts are free; however, your cellular provider may charge for text … More Sign up for ReadyNotifyPA!
The City of Philadelphia has a great Anti-Graffiti Network that responds promptly to requests they receive to remove graffiti. Did you know that you don’t have to be the property owner of a graffitied property in order to request that it be removed? Did you know that you can report graffiti online, completely anonymously, and that it … More Report Graffiti Online. Get Results.
Throughout the year, residents may bring up to 2 tires at a time to our local Streets Department Citizen Drop-Off Center at 3033 S. 63rd Street, near Passyunk Avenue, along with discarded computers, televisions, and appliances. Also, please note that the amount of trash bags put out on your curb on trash night should not exceed … More Tired of tires?
Are your recyclables creating litter? Here are a few tips to keep those items in the bin overnight and off of our sidewalks, courtesy of our friends from the Queen Village Neighbors Association: 1. Squash those cans! Both plastic and aluminum cans can be compacted with either squeezing or the trusty foot-stomp method. Not only … More Trash Night Tips