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An At-Capacity River Days Event by the Fairmount Water Works!

In honor of Indigenous People’s Day, our River Days event (in partnership with the Alliance for Watershed Education, Exploring our Urban Watershed, celebrated the landscape surrounding the Schuylkill River both past and present.

Participants discovered how plants that were important to natives for food, medicine and shelter are also important to us today in Green Stormwater Infrastructure projects.

Our group completed a native plant scavenger hunt using the SEEK app, explored river life in a drop of river water with iPad microscopes and flexed some artistic muscles by working on a mural of the Schuylkill River as it might have looked 300+ years ago when the Lenape made the Delaware River Watershed their home.

After an information-filled hike down the Schuylkill Trail, we got out on the water and kayaked up to the Fairmount Dam.

What a view!

A special thank you to our event partners Hidden River Outfitters and Schuylkill Banks for making this such a memorable experience!