Sedgley Woods

Our group is aimed at correcting the deforestation that occurred in Fairmount park. Reestablish civic engagement on matters in the park that we see being made exclusively by politicians.

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Abstract

In November 2021 Philadelphia City Officials broke ground on a  development project — without informing the public—that will destroy the Sedgley Woods meadow, a bird sanctuary that is one of only 2 undeveloped meadows in the city and a critical habitat for migratory birds and butterflies. We need to protect our green space and al the species that live and rely on Sedgely Woods.  Yet the city provided no studies on environmental impact, no opportunity for public comment, and did not even discuss with the local guardians of Sedgely Woods their plans to cut down trees, place a road through the disc golf course, or destroy the bird sanctuary, a much loved and revered space by birders and disc golfers alike.  This project must be stopped until the city follows its own rules for Fairmount Park, including pausing the project until the appropriate studies are completed and a public hearing is scheduled.

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Details

The City has quickly and quietly fenced off a portion of the meadows and cleared trees to create a pathway into the meadows.

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Status

The City has quickly and quietly fenced off a portion of the meadows and cleared trees to create a pathway into the meadows.

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Testimonials

Elizabeth Colletti

While going through a divorce a colleague encouraged me to join PADA's summer learning league, Uhle ...

Walter Tsou

I support keeping Edgely as a full time playing field for frisbee and cricket at no cost to the city...

Chris Lehmann

The great advantage for all of us with the Park Commission was having a consistency of standards thr...