Interested in Beautifying Haverford Township?

posted Jan 4, 2016, 6:04 PM by Michael McCabe   [ updated by Jeff Miller ]
 Haverford Green 

The Haverford Partnership for Economic Development (HPED) and the Haverford Civic Council are working together to encourage local residents to get involved with several beautification projects.  "Haverford in Bloom" will be a network of smaller projects with one or two residents taking leadership for each project and supervising a group of volunteers.  Neighborhood Civic Associations or other civic groups might also want to sponsor one of the sites to beautify.
  • The Rotary Club of Haverford has adopted the first project, which will include planting gardens at the Ardmore Junction train station.  They would love additional volunteers to help with their spring planting.  Contact Kim  if you are interested in helping out.
  • HPED's Streetscaping Committee will be working on adding planters to the business districts in the Township.  We would like to find a coordinator for each business district to help manage this project.  If you are interested in getting involved, contact Jeanne Angell at
  • The Beechwood Civic Association installed a garden at the Beechwood Train Station several years ago.  They would like additional volunteers to help tend this garden.  Contact Chris Whiting at if you can help.
  • We would like to see the area at the top of the Hathaway Lane Bus Route (at the corner of Eagle Road) cleaned up and planters installed.  If you are interested in helping with this project, contact Jane Hall
  • The Haverford Township Tree Tenders has recently planted trees at the Penfield Station.  Penfield Civic Association would like to find volunteers who would help plant and maintain a garden at this site.  Contact Kevin Olsavsky if you are interested.
  • The Haverford Township Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) sponsored "Hav-a-Rain-Garden" program plans to install 100 rain gardens in the Township over the next ten years.  In 2015, 10 rain gardens have been planted at residences, as well as a large one at Haverford Reserve.  Residents that want a rain garden or want to volunteer to help build, maintain, or sponsor a rain garden in the Township, contact
    or Peter Puglionesi at