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Join DVRPC: 2nd Annual Designing Healthier Communities

Please join the DVRPC on Feb. 17 from 7:30-9:30am at Crowne Plaza Philadelphia - King of Prussia for a presentation on DVRPC's Designing Healthier Communities Event!

Greg Krykewycz, PP, AICP, Manager, Office of Transit, Bicyling, and Pedestrian Planning at DVRPC will be presenting on the following:

  • Overview of how DVRPC's ongoing work helps make cycling safer and more appealing throughout our region, including recent and upcoming planning projects, counting and data collection efforts, and The Circuit Trails regional trails program
  • DVRPC's growing focus on healthy communities, including the work of the Healthy Communities Task Force. 

Other panelists include:

  • Moderator & Presenter: Michellel Kichline, Chester County Commissioner
  • Terrence Foley, President & CEO
  • Brean Flynn, TDM Manager
  • Sean Moir, Township Supervisor
  • James Pudleiner, PE, Principal 

Learn about various aspects involved in planning, design, zoning, walkability, cycling, green parking and infrastructure and how integrating these principles creates healthier communites!

Click the following link to register:

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. 


The Pickle Run

Warm up on the trails and sign up for a run #onthecircuit!
The Pickle Run: Participants can choose one of two three-ish mile routes that run through Ridley Creek State Park, one paved and the other a more challenging trail. This is a prediction run, meaning runners attempt to finish the race closest to the time they guess before the start of the run. 20 uniquely dressed pickles (which have become equivalent to Olympic medals by Pickle Run regulars) are up for grabs. 10 are hidden throughout the course, while the other 10 are given to the top finishers.
Other crazy prizes — like a VHS copy of Footloose and a Jar of Buttons — are given to the lucky few who find the hidden pickles. In case you couldn't tell, this race doesn’t take itself too seriously — just ask the pickle mascot who roams the course to provide hype for runners. There are two events, one on February 20th and one on March 19th to cap off the winter running season.
Visit this page for additional information: 
Read about other winter runs it's not too late to sign up for at

Run Into Spring 5K

The Philadelphia Flower Show’s Run Into Spring 5K takes runners on a timed loop course around the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Runners receive a commemorative Flower Show Finisher Medal, Run Into Spring 5K swag and, best of all, post-race grub. Racers can also opt to buy a ticket to the annual Flower Show for a bundled price of $55 with registration.

Registration: $35 pre-registration through February 19th at 10 a.m., race-day registration is $45.

For additional information and registration, please visit the following page:

Camden Rising: 2016 Annual Meeting

Please join Cooper's Ferry Partnership for an afternoon with Camden City Mayor, Dana L. Redd and both national and regional economic development leaders to discuss the latest trends in citywide business growth, partnerships and strategic investments that are helping revitalize the economic vitality of Camden City. The Cooper's Ferry Partnership's 2016 Annual Meeting will be on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 3:00p.m - 7:00p.m. at Currents the Ballroom in the Adventure Aquarium, Camden, NJ.

This year's theme will be Camden Rising. The afternoon will feature networking opportunities in addition to key remarks from Mayor Redd and other distinguished guests. Additional information to be announced shortly.


3:00 - 4:30 p.m.          Cocktail Reception and Networking

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.          Presentations

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.         Networking

For more information and to register please click HERE.


1. Attendees will receive a complimentary parking voucher at registration. Complimentary parking will be provided at the Aquarium lot (see map below).

2. Please enter at the Aquarium's main entrance facing the Delaware River. To enter the venue, please follow the path to the right of the Aquarium to the Waterfront. You will then enter at the main entrance of the Aquarium facing the river for registration (see map below).

3.  For DIRECTIONS to Adventure Aquarium please click HERE

New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit

    • 2016 summit mini flyer

The NJBWC Summit is New Jersey’s statewide meeting of bicycle and pedestrian advocates, elected officials and other civic leaders, transportation and urban planners, bike shop owners and managers, cycling, walking, fitness and health enthusiasts and experts, recreation, trails and club leaders and others who are interested in making NJ a better place to live.  It’s an invaluable opportunity to connect and collaborate, and a perfect way to stay on the cutting edge of developments in active transportation in New Jersey and across the region.

The 2016 New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ, at the Friend Center for Engineering Education.  With their new accommodations, this upcoming Summit is sure to be the biggest and best yet!  Register online by Wednesday, February 24 to receive the special discounted rate.  Day-of-event registration will also be available at the door on the morning of the Summit at the full event price.

At the 2016 Bike & Walk Summit, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about current state and federal legal and policy issues affecting your community,  become aware of various public funding sources, and have the ability to network, identify and develop mutually beneficial relationships that can help your community become more bike and pedestrian friendly and therefore, more livable.

Speakers for the 2016 Summit include:

  • Barbara McCann, USDOT, Architect of the Complete Streets Movement
  • Alex Doty, Executive Director, League of American Bicyclists
  • Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert
  • Essex County Freeholder Vice President Brendan Gill
  • Cory Booker, U.S. Senator (invited)

The 2016 Summit also features 20 breakout sessions to choose from, including workshops and panel discussions covering a range of topics from Complete Streets and Safe Routes to Schools, to Equity & Sustainability, Funding & Grants, and Tools & Education.

To register for the 2016 Summit click here

Save the Date: An Evening for the Schuylkill River

    • srt heritage invite

Join the Schuylkill River Heritage Area for a dinner and awards ceremony to support the river, the Schuylkill River Trail and many other of their project shta benifit the region. 

Attendees will enjoy an evening of live music, delicious food and silent acution/basket raffels while the Schulkill River Heritage Area honors the recipieants of their Schuylkill River Legacy Awards. Raffel and auction items include: and Emotion Kayak, Local beer and wine, origianl paintings and photographs and other goods from the Schuylkill River region. 

The event will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Historic Sunnybrook Ballroom located at 50 Sunnybrook Road, Pottstown, PA 19464. To purchase tickets online, click here.

Save the Date: 2nd Annual SRT SPREE

The popular SRT SPREE will return for a second year, to announce SRT Ale's return for another summer. This year, the spree will be a weekend-long event featuring a kayak trip on the river, a relay race, trail cleanups, live music and more. Check back soon for details.

About last year's 2015 SRT SPREE

The 2015 SRT SPREE was the official, five-day launch event for the new SRT Ale that ending in Philadelphia on Earth Day 2015. The two-man Sly Fox launch team journied 110 miles along the Schuylkill River and Schuylkill River Trail, traveling from Schuylkill Haven to Philadelphia. Throughout, they carried SRT Ale flags attached to their kayaks,bicycles, and even on horses. They welcomed river and trail lovers to join in along the way. And they made daily pit stops for an organized trail cleanup and recognition of a local beer purveyor that will introduce SRT Ale to the public. Read more here

Save the Date for the Annual D&L Spring Dinner & Silent Auction

Help support the organization that connects you to nature and the industrial heritage via the D&L Trail and National Canal Museum. 

For D&L members the cost is $55 per person and for non-members the cost is $60 per person. 

For more information or to be added to the invitation list, call Loretta at 610-923-3548 x221. If you would like to donate an auction item or be a Patron sponsor, contact Loretta.

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