Celebrate Earth Day with Shade Tree

Shade Tree is a Widener student-run organization, in association with the Chester Shade Tree Commission. The group focuses on environmental sustainability through projects such as tree planting and pruning, park and stream clean-ups, and awareness campaigns.

In April, Shade Tree will be hosting several service opportunities including:

Friday, April 22 at 1pm - Tree planting at Washington Park

Saturday, April 23 at 11am - Tree planting at Front & Engle Streets

Saturday, April 30 at 9am - Stream clean-up

For more information or to get involved, contact Jessica Kowalski atjkowalski@mail.widener.edu


Posted by Chris Townend on April 20, 2016
Dear friends of the Widener University Community, It’s stream cleanup time in Delaware County!

The 19th Annual Streams Cleanup organized by Chester Ridley Crum Watersheds Association is quickly approaching on Saturday, April 30th. Volunteers are needed to help with the cleanup at over 25 sites around the county between 9 and 11:30am. Gloves and bags will be provided. All are welcome to enjoy a delicious complimentary picnic lunch and share experiences afterwards at Pavilion 8 at Ridley Creek State Park.

The following meeting locations are close to Widener University, some within walking distance…

Site # 190- Child and Youth Services, 531 Penn St., Chester City (Chester Creek) - Hard (Wading, Steep Banks, etc.)
Site # 260- Chester Park Nature Trail, Chester City (Waterville Rd. entrance @ bridge over Ridley Creek) - Family Friendly
Site # 290- Woodlyn Shopping Center, 1936 West MacDade Blvd. Ridley Twp. (Ridley Creek on campus) - Medium (Possible Wading, banks)

Volunteers are asked to preregister for the cleanup and picnic and to reserve free Stream Cleanup t-shirts on the CRC website at www.crcwatersheds.org. A complete listing of sites and meeting locations can be found here. Sites vary from challenging to easy and children friendly areas. Families are encouraged to attend.

Please contact me if you have questions or need help in selecting an appropriate site. Remember everyone lives in a watershed. Thank you for supporting yours.

Chris Townend – CRC Watershed Association – Stream Cleanup Committee (610-506-2507) cwtownend@gmail.com

Posted by April Fessler on January 31, 2018
I am interested in joining volunteer group on Friday, April 22 at 1pm - Tree planting at Washington Park.

Posted by Samera Chebli on February 27, 2018
I would like to join the volunteer group, on Sunday, April 22 at 1 pm to participate in the Tree planting at Washington Park. It states in the notice Friday April 22nd, but that date is on a Sunday.

Posted by Pearse S on September 09, 2021
I think this volunteer scheme is amazing and the Shade <a href="https://rockfordtree.com">Tree Service</a> Commission is comendable
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