News

2015 Walk for Water

Approximately 100 people braved the elements to support Keiyo Soy Ministries and its efforts to combat the need for clean and safe water in Northern Kenya. Below are a few photos from the 5K run/walk, which included a silent auction, and post-race reception.  

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PWD Partners with Value of Water Coalition

The Philadelphia Water Department now joins the ranks of new partners with the Value of Water Coalition to educate the public on the fundamental importance of water to the economic, environmental, and community well-being of America. Full press release here.

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The First of “Culture & Conversation” a Success

The first of our Culture & Conversation series was a success! More than 60 people gathered at our site as we revealed the work of local artist and environmentalist Pamela Tudor, which will be featured in our Resource Center through March 31. The piece, entitled “Lost Ice: What the Birds Saw”, focuses on climate change.

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Alison Stigora Selected Artist (Art on the Circuit Update)

On Saturday, November 8, the Art on the Circuit Committee and FWW staff joined project finalists on the Schuylkill River Trail to get public feedback on prototypes of artist installations. (Click here for a full recap.) We are proud to announce that artist Alison Stigora has been chosen to participate in the next phase of […]

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Love Your Park Day of Service a Success!

Fairmount Water Works was a participating site of the Love Your Park Day of Service. On Saturday, November 15, almost twenty volunteers including college students, youth groups and local residents braved the cold temperatures to help clean the Esplanade area and collect more than 30 bags of trash, leaves, twigs and recyclables. We thank all […]

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Art on the Circuit Update

On Saturday, November 8, the Art on the Circuit Committee and FWW staff joined project finalists on the Schuylkill River Trail to get public feedback on prototypes of artist installations. The testing location was at mile marker 22 – just a south of Paine Park Skatepark. From about 12 noon until 3pm, more than one […]

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Photos from Canoemobile 2014

More than 2,000 youth & community members from Philadelphia and surrounding areas participated in Canoemobile on October 14, 15 & 19! A few photos are below, but be sure to check out photos from across the area here.            

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FWW Receives More Than $500,000 from William Penn Foundation

Grants Open Up Opportunities for Watershed Education, Art and Engagement PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 8, 2014 – A pair of grants from the William Penn Foundation will allow the Fairmount Water Works to improve environmental education in Philadelphia middle schools and engage new audiences through art. The Foundation awarded the Fairmount Water Works $506,000 to […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. A Walk Along the Parkway Tour

    April 26 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  2. A Walk Along the Parkway

    May 3 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  3. The Historic Fairmount Water Works: Inside & Out

    May 13 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  4. Art in the Open 2018

    May 18 @ 8:00 AM - May 20 @ 5:00 PM
  5. We Drink the River

    May 19 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM