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You are viewing 8 events for February 2016

A Climate-Ready City: From Paris to Philadelphia

Calling for Attendees: The Fifth Annual Richard L. James Lecture

Just before 200 nations gathered in Paris to hammer out a climate change agreement, Philadelphia released its own report on how the city might adapt in the decades ahead.  Growing Stronger: Toward a Climate-Ready Philadelphia notes that 49 daily temperature records have been set here since 2000, 18 since 2010, and the Delaware River has risen about a foot in that last 100 years.  While Philadelphia historically suffered through 20 days of 90-degree temperature annually, thermometers now hit that number 40 times per year, a doubling.

Sarah Wu, Director for Planning in the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, presents the city’s key findings, and will be joined by a panel of leading Philadelphia scientists, activists, and policy experts working on a climate-ready Philadelphia.

Please click here for additional information, 

Winter Get Your Tail on the Trail Event in the Christmas City

[Photo from Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor] 

On Saturday, February 6, bring family and friends and join D&L National Heritage on the South Bethlehem Greenway for a #tailonthetrail event! There will be a healthy cooking demo and tasting, free zumba class and healthy living activities for all ages in the Fowler Hispanic Youth Center. 

RSVP is requested by contacting St. Luke’s InfoLink at 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537) or at [email protected].

Saturday, February 6, 2016 • 10 am – 12 pm, South Bethlehem Greenway Fowler Hispanic Youth Center, 502 East 4th Street (corner of Fillmore and Fourth) Bethlehem, PA 18015

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 2016 Haverford Regional Trail Summit

The 2016 Trail Summit will take place at the Community Recreation and Environmental Center (9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford, PA 19041) in Haverford Reserve. The summit is hosted annually by the Haverford Township Parks and Recreation Department, and conducted by the Friends of Haverford Trails. There is no cost to attend, and anyone interested in walking and biking is welcome.

Presenters and attendees will discuss progress, plans and opportunities for trails, walking and bicycling in Haverford, Lower Merion, Radnor, Upper Darby, Marple and Newtown townships. We will also focus on establishing links throughout our region, like the Valley Forge - Heinz Refuge "Circuit" Trail and Delaware County's construction of part of the Darby Creek "Circuit" Trail. We will review progress, identify opportunities to improve walking and biking in our region, and prioritize and help plan continuing trail connections in our communities. You can bring your wish list, adopt a trail, and help us plan for more trails. We hope to see you there!

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.
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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