hope you are all staying safe and taking care of yourself as the
Covid-19 crisis continues. Here at CCRA we are doing our best to keep
you connected with the latest developments at the City and State related
to the virus. At the CCRA board meeting (zoomed April 14, 2020), the
Board authorized this letter
requesting that Mayor Kenney authorize the opening of the outer drives
of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for exercise. CCRA recruited Logan
Square Neighborhood Association, Fitler Square Improvement Association
and South of South Neighborhood Association to write similar letters.
Just today, we learned the City would not be honoring this request.
Needless to say, this is very disappointing. Although the recent cold,
rainy weather has not made outdoor exercise all that inviting, we all
now know 70 degrees and sunshine are coming. I do not understand how
such a simple ask, done routinely for special events, could be denied.
We are endeavoring to learn more.
-Friends of Schuylkill River Park PHS Tree Tenders
Last Chance to Enter the Facebook Photo Contest
A great way to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day during these tough times is to celebrate spring.
first contest was a huge success, so we decided to have it again. This
time it's: Nature! We want to see the most beautiful pictures of the
trees, plantings, and more that makes our neighborhood beautiful. Are
your doing your part to make Center City West beautiful? We want to see
it. This contest will run from April 20 - April 26.
The rules are simple. To enter, post your pictures in the comment section of our Philly Nature Photo Contest Facebook post. The picture with the most likes will win. Feel free to share this with friends and family. The contest is open to all.
Reminder: while taking your photos, remember to practice social distancing and wear your mask in public. Good luck!
From the Dept of Environmental and Occupational Health at Drexel University
In these difficult times, when everyone's lives are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, you
can do something important for your family, friends, neighbors and
community. Please take time to participate in our survey of the impacts
of COVID-19. We need reliable information on the impact on work and
health (physical and mental health) to effectively assess the needs of
communities and support them better. We all have shown great solidarity
toward one another and we hope that this extends to taking part in this
study. Thank you for helping us help you! Do not hesitate to share this
survey link with your friends, family and colleagues. Your responses
will be kept confidential and anonymous.