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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

United By Blue continuing Delaware River cleanup efforts with April cleanup

Over the last few years, Philadelphia-based clothing and coffee retailer United By Blue has contributed to the removal of over 19,000 lbs of waste from the Delaware River through a series of cleanups.


Pier 68

These cleanup events are hosted at various locations, including a few different points of the Delaware River. A cleanup event is being hosted in April starting at Pier 68, the new pier park that opened in the fall just off of the South Philly Walmart parking lot.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Washington Avenue Pier sanctuary opens at Pier 53

The Washington Avenue Pier park has opened at Pier 53 behind the Sheet Metal Workers’ union headquarters, at Washington Avenue and Columbus Boulevard.

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Photos by Douglas Bovitt via Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

City bigwigs on Friday cut the ribbon on the park, which provides a sanctuary and bird-watching area that injects a little nature into the city. The park includes a 55-foot Land Buoy sculpture, by artist Jody Pinto, that doubles as a lookout station. For an interesting look into Pinto’s artistic heritage, check out this Hidden City story.

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