Tacony Creek Park is a wonderful natural resource in the City that needs care and attention. The Philadelphia Water Department and Parks & Recreation Department are working hard to restore the creek and Park, however, the litter – illegal dumping – trash problem requires a broader City – public effort to reduce/ eliminate the trash from illegal dumping and stormwater runoff that is winding up in Tacony Creek Park.
This photographic trash tour near PennDOT’s Whitaker Ave Bridge shows the extent of the trash problem in this stretch of the creek. This Google maps image shows the area around the Whitaker Ave Bridge as it crosses Tacony Creek.
(Click on images to enlarge)
Here’s a windshield view as we approach the bridge.
Whitaker Ave Looking North – approaching Tacony Creek Bridge Crossing.
Let’s take a look at the east side of the Bridge ramp – we see extensive illegal dumping.
Illegal Dumping on southeast side of Whitaker Ave Bridge.
Posted in General, Phila Parks & Recreation, PENNDOT, Tacony Creek Park, TTF, Philadelphia Litter, Illegal Dumping, Trash Tour
Tagged TTF Watershed, Tacony Creek Park, Philadelphia litter, Short Dumping, stream trash, Illegal Dumpsites, Philadelphia watersheds, Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
Press this Link to view my 11/12/12 proposal for Tackling Tacony Creek Park Illegal Dumping and Stream Trash Problem.
Posted in General, Green City Clean Water, Green Stormwater, PENNDOT, Phila Parks & Recreation, Philadelphia Litter, Stormwater, Tacony Creek Park, TTF
Tagged Green City Clean Waters, Illegal Dumpsites, Litter, Philadelphia litter, Philadelphia watersheds, stream trash, Tacony Creek Park, TTF Watershed
Less than a week after SEPTA crews removed Devon Village – E Mt Airy Ave Bridge graffiti (link), taggers have struck again. This time they hit SEPTA’s Sprague Field shed on 3 sides and PENNDOT’s E Mt Airy Ave Bridge South wall and West Abutement.
Here are the photos: Click Image to Enlarge. Press > to advance through slides
SEPTA’s graffiti crew was at work early this morning removing the Devon Village Wall and PENNDOT’s E Mt Airy Bridge graffiti. A special thanks to Jeff Knueppel and Ed Wallace of SEPTA for getting this done so quickly.
Click images to enlarge
The quicker the graffiti is removed, the better our chances that the taggers will stop hitting the wall and bridge.
While we still have our work cut out for us to get the Devon Village Wall and PENNDOT’s E Mt Airy Ave Bridge properly restored to an acceptable level, we have eliminated the graffiti insult on top of the eyesore nature of the Wall and Bridge.
I will keep you posted as our ongoing Wall and E Mt Airy Bridge improvement efforts continue.