United By Blue Delaware River Waterfront Cleanup – Dockside Residences To Pier 68 Tues June 26th, 5-7 PM

June 26, 2018

Dockside Residences – Delaware River Waterfront
717 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19147

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

Join United By Blue , the Philadelphia Water Department , Partnership for the Delaware Estuary , and Delaware River Waterfront Corporation for a cleanup of the Delaware River!

As anyone who has walked along the urban Delaware River knows, the waterfront is full of piers that support restaurants, apartment residences, marinas, and parks. This set-up makes for a wonderful waterfront atmosphere for runners, bikers, and boaters alike, with plenty of opportunities for recreation and socializing. Unfortunately, the piers can trap trash and debris carried in by the tides, which both takes away from the beauty of the area, and also harms the habitat for Delaware River wildlife. Whether you use the waterfront for socializing, recreation, or just a breath of fresh air, help us protect where we play by joining us for a cleanup of the Delaware River!

United By Blue will provide all cleanup supplies, giveaways, and water. Please wear sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty or wet.

United By Blue thanks Zipcar for its transportation support during the 2018 cleanup season.


CDAG May Meeting Canceled

Hello ,

Apologies for the late notice this month, but for a variety of reasons we need to cancel tomorrow’s May meeting:
– Through a confluence of schedule conflicts, no one at DRWC is able to come to talk about their transit study;
– There is no update on the CDO amendment bill (Councilman Squilla has not scheduled a meeting between the April CDAG meeting and now); and
– The Blatstein Super WaWa/gas station ZBA hearing was rescheduled for June 19, so there is no update from last month, and that hearing is after the CDAG June meeting, which means we’ll be able to discuss it then.
The only update is the proposal for a WaWa with 10 gas pumps at Front and Spring Garden. The developer, Mike Grasso, has not yet applied for permits. The April 30 presentation before the NLNA zoning committee therefore was an “informational” one.
At that meeting, the vote was not to support an eventual zoning variance application for a gas station. This past Monday night, the NLNA board of directors approved and formalized that motion, meaning the NLNA is officially opposed to a gas station at that location.
Grasso is contractually bound by WaWa to apply for permits, so he will be back at some point.
See you in June!