Philadelphia 8th District City Council Candidates Debate
Between Cindy Bass and Seth Anderson-Oberman
May 9th 7-9:00 pm
Center in the Park Senior Center in Vernon Park, 5818 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia
To reserve your place at the debate: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-district-city-council-debate-tickets-618548534317
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Native Plants for Sale
Sunday May 14 at noon
Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting, 20 E. Mermaid Lane, Philadelphia 19118 in Chestnut Hill
Also at the Chestnut Hill Farmers Market Saturday May 13 9am-noon, Germantown Ave. and Winston Lane
Hazardous Waste Drop Off
Saturday May 13 9am to 3pm, 4800 Parkside Ave.
Further information including a list of acceptable household hazardous waste: https://www.phila.gov/services/trash-recycling-city-upkeep/dispose-of-household-hazardous-waste/
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Lifeguard Training
Free training at 5 different locations seven days a week.
350-400 lifeguards will be hired for the summer.
Learn more and apply: phila.gov/lifeguards
Screening test sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/philadelphia-parks-amp-recreation-aquatics-41247796483
DEP Holding Hearing On Air Quality Permit For Covanta Waste-To-Energy Facility In Chester, Delaware County, May 17
The public is invited to participate in this process through a public comment period and in-person public hearing. The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 beginning at 6:30 PM at Chester City Hall (Chester City municipal building), 1 E 4th St. Chester, PA 19013.
Individuals wishing to provide testimony must contact the DEP Regional Communications Manager Stephanie Berardi at email@example.com or 484-250-5808 to register at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Additional information will be provided to testifiers upon registration.
DEP is accepting written public comments on this application, which may be submitted to RA- EPSEROAQpubcom@pa.gov or mailed to the Southeast Regional Office, Air Quality Program, 2 E. Main St. Norristown, PA 19401 until close of business on Saturday, May 27, 2023. For more information: https://www.dep.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx
DEP Environmental Justice: State Dept. of Health, CDC Launch Environmental Public Health Tracking Program
DEP’s latest Environmental Justice newsletter features an article about the new state Department of Health's new PA Environmental Public Health Tracking Program. Please contact the PA Environmental Public Health Tracking Program by sending email to: ra- firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or feedback and to hear about other environmental health initiatives occurring now at DOH. If you would like to provide public comments during an EJAB meeting, please contact RA-EPOEJ@pa.gov or 717-772-5633.
For more information and available handouts,
visit DEP’s Environmental Justice Advisory Board webpage: https://www.dep.pa.gov/PublicParticipation/EnvironmentalJustice/Pages/default.aspx
Whole Home Repairs Program
This is a program which, among other things, provides individuals up to $50,000 to repair, weatherize, and adapt homes across Pennsylvania.
For more information: https://dced.pa.gov/programs/covid-19-arpa-whole-home-repairs-program/
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