Environmental education is a very important component of our system. Our mission is to promote understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of our total environment. Our actions impact our environment and our environment impacts our quality of life.
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, through its Urban Forestry and EcoSystem Management Division, undertakes a broad range of environmental restoration activities throughout the park system.
PPR has an organic recycling center in West Fairmount Park. Accepted materials are leaves, grass clippings, wood chips, brush and herbivore manure. Materials available for pick up are compost, wood chips, shredded wood mulch and herbivore manure.
In addition to the daily maintenance of the our system, on any given day, several construction projects are underway. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation implements large projects to protect and restore natural areas throughout the park system.
Farm Philly supports the creation and maintenance of Urban Agriculture Projects on PPR land, such as orchards, vegetable and fruit production, youth education gardens, inter-generational gardens, community gardens and market farms.
Overview of the Ecosystem Management efforts of the department.