Two Germantown Ave. blocks beautified via neighborhood Streetscape Project [gallery]

On Saturday, volunteers with Tree Germantown and the W Rockland Street Project teamed up to fill planters and tree pits with flowers as part of the Lower Germantown Streetscape Project.


Aine Doley, the event’s organizer, said the effort “went really well,” bringing seven tree pits and more than two dozen planters to a two-block span of Germantown Ave. between Penn and Bringhurst streets.

“Several property owners signed up [to have a planter put outside their property] on the day of the event,” she said. “Two came up and said, ‘What about us?'”

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According to a press release about the “corridor-greening pilot experiment,” the planting “zone was selected by [the two] citizen-driven volunteer organizations.”

Before Saturday, Doley and Penn Knox area resident Amy Steinbugler went on a door-to-door pitching mission to “discuss the benefits of bringing greenery to Germantown Avenue.”

Doley told NewsWorks that she plans to return to the area on Wednesday to continue work near properties that signed up late.

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