Date: October 6th, 2015
Location: Bartram's Garden, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Haul: 572.5 lbs.
We closed out our Philadelphia cleanup season at a local gem near and dear to our hearts: Bartram's Garden. Since we began our waterway cleanups in 2010, we have removed 12,595 lbs. of trash from the Schuylkill River at this location. With the help of 50 volunteers, we removed an additional 572 lbs of trash on Tuesday evening. Due to the recent storm, there was plenty of weird trash. Submissions included an animal's spine, pink bike wheel, fire extinguisher, a mop and a Jenga block. Special thanks to our wonderful volunteers,Frangelli's Bakery for the delicious post-cleanup pastries and Bartram's Garden for their support.