Springtime in Philadelphia means the return of the Phillies, flowers blooming, birds chirping, and United By Blue coming out of its cleanup hibernation. It’s been a UBB tradition to kick off our cleanup season at our favorite cleanup location, Bartram’s Garden, located at 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.
Bartram’s Garden is the oldest botanical garden in America and was built in 1731. In addition to being a popular spot for urban naturalists and history lovers, the banks of the Schuylkill River is a hotspot for Styrofoam pieces, plastic bottles, clothing, plastic bottles, plastic bottles, and peculiar weird trash items.
Last summer, UBB removed a total of 2,538 pounds of trash from Bartram's Garden. Our summer cleanup series will take place on the first Tuesday of the month (April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th, July 3rd, August 7th, September 4th, and October 2nd).
Volunteers who attend three UBB Bartram's Garden cleanups qualify for a free Bartram's Garden membership. Each cleanup comes with a no cost, pre-cleanup cookout, free passes to enjoy Bartram’s Garden’s events and chances to win free stuff. We will have a lot of trash waiting for us on March 6th, will you?