The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is excited to host the National Park Service’s 2016 Northeast Region Interpretive Workshop at the ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem, PA. Training is free of charge to all museum, interpretive and education professionals. All attendees must register online.
March 29 – April 1
More information about the workshop here.
The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia's Volunteer night is a low-key evening that often involves the classic nonprofit volunteer game: envelope stuffing.
These sessions are also a good chance to learn what the Bicycle Coalition is about, meet staff and other engaged volunteers, and talk bicycling. Attendees are also first in line for the Bicycle Coalitions's most coveted volunteer opportunities, like working the Philly Cycling Classic and Bike Counts – also, refreshments are always offered!
RSVPs are very helpful in advance of the evening so we can plan accordingly, please click here to attend: https://www.tfaforms.com/388585
The 9th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup is set for Saturday, April 9th from 9AM to 2PM! This is a great way for you, your family, your friends and your neighbors to get involved and do your part to keep our City looking its best".
BCP will be partnering with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia to clean the bike lane shoulders of the Grays Ferry Bridge.
The Grays Ferry Bridge is an important link for cycling to Bartram Gardens, the Heinz Environmental Center, Fort Mifflin and a loop around the airport.
The Streets Department of Philadelphia will be providing volunteers with gloves, rakes, brooms, shovels and trash bags. Traffic cones will be set up to insure our safety will we are working on cleaning the bridge shoulders.
This is a very special coffee club hosted by CapitalOne360 Café, a current sponsor of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia's Cadence Youth Cycling team! CaptialOne360 supports the #BikePHL community in a lot of ways, and they want to add supporting #WomenBikePHL to the list...by welcoming them for Coffee Club with one FREE coffee/tea drink for every Women Bike PHL attendee at Coffee Club this week!
Women Bike PHL is the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia program to inspire more women to ride bikes and encourage and support them along the way through rides, workshops, and social events.
Each Wednesday, Women Bike PHL meets at a different coffee shop in Philadelphia for Coffee Club -- an informal gathering where Philly's women bicyclists can share tips, rant, support, celebrate, and, most importantly....CAFFEINATE together.
Curious about biking but haven't quite gotten pedaling yet? You're welcome too!
Bring your ideas, questions, announcements, and good cheer!
Join Us to Celebrate Opening Weekend for the Circuit Trails! We’ll Unveil a Whole New Look!
Friday, April 15 at 11:00am, Race Street Pier
April 16 & 17: Weekend of Events to Follow Across the Region to Celebrate the Beginning of Trail Season on the Circuit Trails
Join Kennedy Health as we kick off Opening Day along the Gloucester Twp. Health and Fitness Trail, part of the Circuit Trails. Spring is a great time to get fit outdoors and trails offer a great way to get active and explore nature. The event will include fitness walking, gentle yoga and stretching. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle! Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch to picnic after the walk.
2016 Run for Clean Air
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Hosted by Clean Air Council
Celebrate Earth Day at the Run for Clean Air
For the past 35 years, Clean Air Council has held the Run for Clean Air in Philadelphia to celebrate Earth Day. The Run for Clean Air is one of the region’s longest-running charity races and its largest Earth Day event. It has grown to 2,500 registrants, become a certified green event, and in 2015 added 10K distance. Located on the beautiful banks of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, the Run is a celebration of sustainable and healthy neighborhoods, clean air, and improvements in the region’s overall environmental health. Year after year, sponsors, volunteers, runners, walkers, and their families choose to celebrate Earth Day with Clean Air Council.
The Transportation Management Association of Chester County, Friends of the Chester Valley Trail, Bike Chester County, and Chester County Facilities and Parks are hosting a celebration for the National Opening Day of Trails. Join them along the Chester Valley Trail for fun events like nature walks, health walks, informational mini-sessions on the trail, and more!
Full Details: www.tmacc.org under events calendar
Join the NJ Tree Foundation, Urban Promise Ministries, and N. 36th Street neighbors as they dig holes, plant trees, and lay mulch along this residential on-street portion of the Circuit Trail. Volunteers will be planting 30 large trees to beautify the community while also providing cleaner air and water along the trail. Tools, gloves, water, and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited and volunteers must register in advance by contacting Jessica Franzini at .
Join UrbanPromise and partners for the Delaware Gardens Community day! Participate in tree-planting with the New Jersey Tree Foundation, a community flea market by either buying or selling goods, or bring your bike for minor repairs or maintenance from the Rails to Trails Conservancy pop-up bike clinic. Lunch will be provided at noon for all participants.
Celebrate Earth Day, National Volunteer Month and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Opening Day for Trails by giving back to the D&L! Come out to help D&L clean up Hugh Moore Park, home of their office and a trailhead on the 165-mile D&L Trail.
Volunteers will meet in the main parking lot in Hugh Moore Park at 9 a.m. to break into groups for various activities including litter clean-up along Lehigh Drive, installing safety signs along the trail, clearing branches, planting flowers and more. All volunteers are welcome, even if you can only participate for part of the three hours. Please wear appropriate clothing – long pants and long sleeve shirts are best. A free lunch will be provided at noon for volunteers. Afterward, L.L. Bean Center Valley and the D&L Staff will lead a guided bike ride on the D&L Trail begining at 1 p.m.
Full Details: Visit the D&L Trail website.
Join inspirational Phoenixville healthcare professionals for a brief, brisk walk on the beautiful Schuylkill River Trail. Dr. Smith will give a brief 10 minute overview on the importance of keeping our bodies healthy through exercise and then take a 45 minute walk with the group on the trail. Get your healthcare questions answered in an informal setting, while connecting with the great outdoors. Walkers will meet at the covered bridge next to the Phoenixville Foundry. Parking will be available at the municipal lot next to the Farmer’s Market. In case of inclement weather, the walk will be cancelled.
Join Bicycle Coalition staff and members for a Saturday afternoon educational ride from the "new" Barnes-Parkway, past the Barnes-Merion, then continue to the Cynwyd Heritage Trail, the Manayunk Bridge, and return to the Parkway along the Schuylkill River. This ride includes some on-road riding, and some elevation as it climbs up near the Belmont Plateau. (This is compensated by a glorious downhill glide along the Cynwyd Trail.) In total, this ride is 18 miles, roundtrip.
Full Details: To register, please visit the Bicycle Coalition website.
Sara L. Van Beck, author of Daffodils in American Gardens, 1733-1940, visits Bartram’s Garden to tell the fascinating story of the genus Narcissus and its journey from the Mediterranean basin to the gardens of historic Philadelphia. The talk will be followed by a Bartram’s Bitters cocktail reception and book-signing along with curator’s tours of the Bartram’s daffodil collection—living relics of bulbs brought to Bartram’s Garden centuries ago, blooming in the same place year after year.
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
RECEPTION & TOURS
4:00 pm – 6:00
Bartram’s Garden Members: $35, or $70 with a pre-ordered copy of Daffodils in American Gardens, 1733-1940
Non-Members: $45, or $80 with a pre-ordered copy of Daffodils in American Gardens, 1733-1940
5400 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, 19143 United States
The Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run® celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and 40 years of Valley Forge as a national park.
The race, presented by the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board, is a unique challenge for runners of all skill levels who will conquer the five-mile, USATF certified course set throughout Valley Forge National Historical Park. The event also includes a 3-mile walk (dogs on leashes permitted) and Young Patriots Fun Run for kids ages 6-13.
All proceeds from the event benefit Valley Forge National Historical Park.
More information: http://www.valleyforge.org/revolutionary-run/
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.
More information: http://slyfoxbeer.com/srt-spree
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.
The 32nd Annual Darby/Cobbs Creeks Watershed-wide Cleanup will be held on April 23rd, 2016 from 9:00AM until around 12:00PM. The Cleanup will be on the two major creeks and many tributaries that make up the Darby Creek Watershed. The trails that follow these waterways include: The East Coast Greenway, The Cobbs Creek Trail, The Darby Creek Trail, and the Valley Forge to John Heinz Wildlife Refuge Trail.
For more information please check out Darby Creek Valley Association's website at www.dcva.org.
The Schuylkill River Relay is a 50 kilometer race that starts and ends at Saint Michael's Park which adjoins Lock 60 in Mont Clare, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Race will start in stages, Ultras will begin at 10am, with relay teams starting at 11am. Runners will follow the Schuylkill River Trail through scenic Montgomery County and the Valley Forge National Park all the way to Conshohocken where they will turn around at the Conshohocken Brewing Company. At the finish line, each runner will receive one post race Sly Fox SRT Ale. After the race, the party continues. Live music, food trucks and Sly Fox Beer will keep you entertained for till nightfall.
Runners have the option of racing solo, or part of a team of 3 to 6 runners. Teams are required to supply their own transportation to each transition point. You can find more information here.
Enjoy a lovely evening at the beautiful Northampton Country Club while bidding on some of the region’s most unique items. The sounds of pianist Bob Riday will entertain you while you peruse the auction floor and enjoy a cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Please join the Executive Director, Elissa Garofalo, the D&L Board of Directors, the D&L Dinner Auction Committee and staff of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor to find out more about the organization that is preserving the nationally significant, shared history of Luzerne, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Bucks Counties.
The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and its affiliate the National Canal Museum preserve the historic transportation route that once carried coal from the mines in Wilkes-Barre to markets in Bristol and Philadelphia. Today, the D&L Trail follows this pathway from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol. Support the organization that connects you to 165 miles of nature, culture, community, recreation and our industrial heritage.
Please contact Loretta Susen (610) 923 – 3548 x221 or to request more information and be added to D&L's invitation mailing list. This event only happens once a year and you don’t want to miss it. Invitations are limited, so don’t delay!
Event page site located here.