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Exploring Our Urban Watershed

Date:Saturday, September 4th

Time:10:30am3:30pm

Location: Fairmount Water Works (link to venue website)640 Water Works Drive Philadelphia, PA 19130

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Join Fairmount Water Works and Schuylkill River Development Corporation in exploring the Schuylkill River in a program both on land and on the water!

We start at Fairmount Water Works and move through 3 hands-on activities: creating a mural of the historic Schuylkill River, examining microscopic life in a drop of river water and engaging in a native plant scavenger hunt.

After a brief lunch break (bring your own), we will hike down the Schuylkill River Trail (about 1 mile) to the Walnut Street Dock, where kayaks await. Hidden River Outfitters will give a brief orientation to paddling and then we’ll get into our kayaks and out on the river!

This program is geared towards families with youth ages 12 and up. (12 years is the minimum age allowed).

All participants must sign a kayak waiver, and participants aged 12-18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will need to sign the minor’s kayak waiver.

A bus will be available at Walnut Street to take participants back to FWW instead of walking back, if desired.

Space is limited; 18-person maximum. Advance registration required. Minimum age is 12.

In registering for this program, you agree to the following:

  • Wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth at all times.
  • Maintain six feet of distance between yourself and others not in your group.
  • Answer a set of questions regarding your COVID exposure the morning of the program. This can be done online.
  • Take a survey at the end of the program.

Email stacey.heffernan@phila.gov, Environmental Education Planner, FWWIC, for more information.

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