ePost August 30, 2022

ePost August 30, 2022

Weekly ePost – 30 August 2022


30 August 2022

WSWCA’s weekly electronic newsletter

We have 5 Tuesdays in August. That means the next Board meeting is still 2 weeks away. We are making plans for guest speakers and community engagement events.

Hope all are staying cool in this heat wave. Remember to check on your pets, plants and elderly.

Save the Date

Upcoming WSWCA Events

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Become a Poll Worker

Signing up to work the polls on Election Day is a great way to strengthen democracy, learn how elections work, and ensure safe, secure, and accessible elections.

Sign up here.

Last chance for Free COVID-19 tests

Friday, September 2, is the last day that you can take advantage of the United States Postal Service’s free individual home COVID-19 tests. Visit their website to order yours. Delivery takes 2-3 days.

Seger Park’s Woofstock Ends Tonight

Happening tonight from 5:30-7:30 PM. Join your neighbors for live music sponsored by Seger Dog Park. Bring your dog and enjoy beers & bevies in the dog park. Or bring a picnic blanket and enjoy a family outing in the non-dog park side of the park.

Doggie Bag Pilot installed

The WSWCA has been working behind the scenes all summer to help get a pilot group of Wash West courtesy doggie clean up bag dispensers placed in the neighborhood! The first one just went up at Sartain Garden this weekend. Special thanks to Seger Dog Park for their partnership on this project! Please help keep our neighborhood clean and beautiful by cleaning up after your pets and responsibly disposing of pet waste inside a trash receptacle on the street or at your home.

Annual Fishing Fest is set for Saturday, September 10

Join State Representative Mary Isaacson from 7 to 11 a.m. at Schuylkill Banks between Chestnut and Walnut Streets. Enjoy a morning of free catch-and-release fishing and friendly competition on Schuylkill BanksThe Fishing Fest is for anglers of all ages and levels of experience. No fishing license is required during the competition. Fishing gear will be available for loan on a first-come, first-served basis.

Independence Library Events

Have you visited our neighborhood Free Library of Philadelphia? Independence Library is located on 7th between Chestnut and Market and has a variety of events to engage readers of all levels. 

Next week, join the Mutter Museum’s program about “Bone Detectives”. Find all of their events here.

Charles Santore Library is just outside of our neighborhood, but have a full program schedule. Check it out here. 

Make your voice heard

Do you visit the BF Parkway often… or maybe not at all? Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s Master Planning team wants to hear from you.,

Go take the first Community Survey here and share your thoughts on how to make it better! Find out more about the effort here. 

Find the Survey Link here. Survey extended to September 1.

Center City District (CCD) Survey

Every year CCD surveys a diverse cross-section of people who work, live, shop, dine and visit the many attractions downtown to measure how successful their efforts are. Share your thoughts and enter to win $250 in restaurant gift cards. Complete the survey here. 


Want a free street tree?

The Wash West Tree Tenders want to help you add to our neighborhood tree canopy. We work with PHS to plant bare-root trees bi-annually and we are planning for the next planting now. 

Click here to read more and apply for your street tree!

Ready to learn something new?

The Free Library of Philadelphia has you covered! With your library card you get free access to LinkedIn Learning (formerly Learn business, creative, and technology skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Grab your library card and Click here to get started.


Work for the City

Did you know that the City of Philadelphia has a job’s posting board that has over 160 opportunities open to the public? The job diversity is astounding and your dream job may be on the list. Check it out here. 

Good luck to all the students and parents

starting a new school year.

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Philadelphia, PA 19107

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