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Greening Lea Update & Year-End Request!

The West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools (WPCNS) is excited to share images of the completed 2015 phase of the Greening Lea schoolyard project. We are so grateful for such strong community support for this project! As you can see, the redesigned yard now has a series of outdoor areas including a shade tree grove […]

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Greening Lea Update – Groundbreaking & Grants!

The West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools (WPCNS) is excited to share many exciting updates for the Greening Lea project! Groundbreaking for the largest schoolyard phase began last month at the Lea School! Contractors ThinkGreen LLC and designers SALT Design Studio have made progress towards making a shady tree grove, lush rain gardens, and a […]

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Greening Lea – Close the Gap!

Update 9/2/15 – Thank you to all who have pledged and contributed to the Greening Lea Close the Gap campaign so far! We are excited to share that we met last week’s challenge grant, bringing in an additional $1,000! Please continue to help spread the word! And remember, Naming Campaign brick and paver orders are due this Friday, September 4th. Original 8/24/15 – The […]

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Greening Lea 2015 Request for Proposal!

UPDATE 6/25/15: Bidding deadline has been extended. We will accept bids until Friday, 6/26/15 at 5:00 p.m. at the address listed in the specifications. Bid opening will take place at the Lea School Schoolyard on Monday, June 29th at 10:00 a.m. UPDATE 6/23/2015: Addendum 4 has been posted at the link below. This addendum is a change […]

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Greening Lea Naming Campaign Deadline Extended to June 15th!

Many thanks to all who have contributed to the Greening Lea Naming Campaign so far! From all the donations we have received, we know the community supports this project! To make the summer project a reality, we are still shy of our goals set for the campaign. We are extending the campaign to Monday, June […]

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Greening Lea Brick Sale Goal!

Construction for the Greening Lea project is scheduled to begin this summer, but we have a funding gap that we need to overcome to get started. To achieve this, we have set a goal for the Greening Lea Naming Campaign of 300 bricks donated! Purchase your brick, large paver, or cluster today to be counted towards our goal! Track […]

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Greening Lea Receives $20,000 TD Bank Grant!

The West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools (WPCNS) is excited to announce a $20,000 grant for the Greening Lea project from the TD Green Streets program! A collaboration between the Arbor Day Foundation and TD Bank, this Green Streets grant was one just of 10 awarded to communities across the country. The grant will be […]

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Greening Lea Naming Campaign!

To complete the Greening Lea Naming Campaign online order form, please click here. To download a Greening Lea Naming Campaign order form to print and mail in, please click here. The West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools (WPCNS) is excited to announce the launch of its Naming Campaign for the Greening Lea project! Greening Lea’s […]

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Ice Cream Social for Greening Lea!

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Donate Your Recyclebank Points to Lea!

Henry C. Lea Elementary has been selected for a Recyclebank’s Green Schools grant!  In order to fund the Recyclebank rain garden project as part of Greening Lea, we need your Recyclebank points! It’s easy and free to help – log in to Recyclebank and donate your points here. Encourage others to do the same!

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