Since the Chester Heights Neighbors Alliance Adopt-A-Highway CITO 4 event didn't take place due to complications from a global pandemic, we are holding version 4.1 of the semi-annual Chester Heights Neighbors Alliance Adopt-A-Highway CITO event.
We will be starting at 9:00 AM and finishing by 10:30 AM at the latest on Saturday, November 6 at Chester Heights Park (posted coordinates). We will have a sign-in at that location. If we have enough people it should take about an hour to 90 minutes to clean the 1.6 mile stretch of Valleybrook Road. We will split up into groups and each group will clean up a different section of road. The reference points are the different sections of the roadway, and all have parking nearby. It is important when walking along the road to face traffic when possible. Each group will park at one location and walk up on one side of the road, and return to their car on the other side. Please bring gloves and shoes or boots suitable for walking.
Free safety training and clean up materials will be provided. Many hands make light work!
The History of Chester Heights predates grants of William Penn, when the Swedes had penetrated some distance inland from the Delaware River and had found the rich soil very conducive to productive farming. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Borough was part of Aston Township. With the advent of a railroad, which made its first run-through on Christmas Day 1833, a concentration of houses developed. With the reach of the automobile, a settlement of homes sprang up along the oldest road in the Borough. That route, now Valleybrook Road, was once known as “Logtown Road” and was one of the earliest routes from the Chester settlement to the interior. It wanders over and along the West Branch Of Chester Creek and is noted for its abrupt curves at the Borough’s southern end.