A Bird Sanctuary Grows in Spruce Hill

Mar 29, 2011 9 years ago

In 1981, the Spruce Hill Community Association (SHCA) purchased the "builder's remnant" in the interior of the block bounded by 45th, Locust, Melville and Spruce Streets.  This past year they received a Sustainable Community Initiatives - West grant to transform the lot into a bird sanctuary.

Already a unique "urban forest" the grant will allow SHCA, in partnership with UC Green, to make improvements that will benefit both our avian friends and the surrounding neighborhood, including the addition of plant species that provide bird habitat or food.  A permeable oasis, the site doubles as an urban sink for stormwater.

On Sunday, April 3rd, join volunteers and neighbors for a clean-up and planting day in this unique urban space.

When: Sunday, April 3rd, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where : Bird Sanctuary off Melville Street (Accessible through the alley near 233 S. Melville Street)

Contact UC Green at 215.573.4684 if you'd like to help out.  No experience is necessary.

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