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Here’s 5 ways to celebrate the Delaware Watershed on World Water Day

Check out these orgs and places to get immersed in water.

Today is World Water Day, to highlight the importance of fresh water by the United Nations.

Here are 5 local ways to engage with our watershed through local organizations.

Riverbend Environmental Education Center

riverbend environmental education center

Riverbend is committed to creating access to the outdoors. Its proximity to the Schuylkill also provides a unique opportunity to teach students hands-on about the watershed that serves them. 

Bartram’s Mile

Bartram's Mile

Visit the newest Schuylkill Banks segment, which extends Bartram’s Mile, to interact with our watershed. A new trail segment, known as Bartram’s to 61st Street, includes a large fishing platform, a creatively designed overlook, multiple stormwater infiltration basins, and more.

Nurture Nature Center

Nuture Nature Center Easton PA

A significant part of the research work the Nurture Nature Center does involves flooding along the Delaware River Basin, and in fact, flooding is the reason the center was established. Its community education programs include things like the Watershed-Friendly Properties program, a partnership with Penn State Master Watershed Stewards.

Overbrook Environmental Education Center

Jerome Shabazz Overbrook

The Overbrook Environmental Education Center (OEEC) has been a hub for environmental justice and a living example of what community-based sustainability can achieve in Philadelphia. Many of the Center’s projects include green stormwater infrastructure.

Visit a Mural Arts Water mural

Mural Arts Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Water Department & Philadelphia Parks and Recreation unveiled Drink More Tap murals at Cruz Recreation Center and Penrose Recreation Center (1101 W. Susquehanna Ave).

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher
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