News in the Neighborhood – Society Hill

Society Hill NewsNews and Upcoming Events for Society Hill

Street Tree Applications for Fall 2013

In the middle of winter the neighborhood looks bare, but it’s time to think of spring and planting trees! The volunteers of Society Hill Tree Tenders will soon start accepting applications for free street trees to be planted next fall. If there’s space in front of your property, please consider the benefits that a tree provides: Beautification, increased property value, lower energy bills, carbon sequestration, songbird habitat, reductions in storm water runoff, ground-level ozone, and crime. Would you like to have a tree planted? Convince your neighbors to plant trees? Help plant a tree yourself? Please contact Society Hill Tree Tender Coordinator Laura Lane at laura_lane_devoe@yahoo.com. After February 16, the contact is Mike Novak at TreeTenderMike@gmail.com.

Native Plants for Urban Spaces             
February 9, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Fairmount Park Horticultural Center N. Horticultural and Montgomery Drive
$10.00 Registration fee

What do the Japanese honeysuckle, lonicera japonica, and Butterfly bush, buddleja lindleyana have in common? Kristen Lacey, a Penn State Philadelphia Master Gardener, will show you how to improve your gardens ecosystem by planting native trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials. This class will cover “right plant, right place”, how to attract beneficial wildlife to your garden and urban appropriate alternatives to invasive plants. Visit their blog!

Preservation Alliance Names New Executive Director

The Preservation Alliance is pleased to announce that Caroline E. Boyce will assume leadership of the organization in March. Caroline is a skilled executive, preservationist and development professional with a background in planning. Since 2002, she has been serving as Executive Vice President of AIA Pennsylvania, a Society of the American Institute of Architects, where she spearheaded the growth of the organization into a nationally recognized public policy leader. She comes to the Alliance with a reputation for strong financial leadership and organizational ability. She is also recognized for her successes in nurturing partnerships and coalitions. Prior to AIA PA, Caroline was a founding director of 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania and directed the Office of Statewide Partnerships at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She was also Executive Director of Preservation Pennsylvania for five years. Caroline holds a BA from Connecticut College and an MA in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University.

Green City, Clean Waters
Wednesday, February 13, from 6pm – 7:00pm
Municipal Services Building (MSB), 16th Floor, Room Y.

This is a great opportunity to learn all about Green City, Clean Waters  including information on how you can provide input on potential green storm water infrastructure projects in your neighborhood by filling out their Community Input Form. Please RSVP by February 11 here . Proper photo I.D. is required to enter the MSB. For further info contact Jeanne Waldowski of Public Affairs at (215) 685-4945 or by email at jeanne.waldowski@phila.gov.

Tugboats: The Art of Dave Boone Exhibit @ The Independence Seaport Museum

The Seaport Museum will debut the newest Community Gallery exhibition, “Tugboats: The Art of Dave Boone” on Friday, February 22. In this exhibition, visitors will be taken through the journey of one man’s lifelong love of tugboats. Dave Boone has built two careers from a single formative experience when he was just a boy. His dream of what-to-become-when-he-grew-up far exceeded his expectations.

*courtesy of Society Hill Civil Association

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