• Sun. Sept. 10 7:00 am – 3:00 pm Walnut2Walnut Paddle or row from Schuylkill Banks to the Independence Seaport Museum; $25 per person, register online: http://www.phillyseaport.org/Walnut2Walnut
  • Friday Sept. 15th 4-8 pm River Days Kick-Off Event with East Coast Greenway at Fairmount Water Works, details TBD
  • Every Saturday from Sept. 16th - Oct. 14th Public boating, FREE, family friendly, at Bartram’s Garden, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sept. 16 10:00-noon A River Days Paddle: The Human & Natural History of the Schuylkill River. Kayak from Pencoyd to Manayunk Bridges to learn about mills, locks, bridges & canals. Registration required: www.schuylkillcenter.org
  • Sept. 16 9:15 am Bike, Ride & Walk with East Coast Greenway from Center City to Bartram’s Garden; paddle on the Schuylkill and plant Franklinia trees at Bartram’s Garden. More information to come. 
  • Sept. 17 12:30-4:30 pm Bike & Boat at Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Registration is $25 and limited to 18 participants. Register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lehigh-gap-bike-and-boat-tickets-34435715151
  • Sept. 17 River Days Kick-Off at Cobbs Creek Environmental Center, 700 Cobbs Creek Pkwy, Philadelphia PA
  • Sept. 17 Visit East Coast Greenway’s table at the Spruce Street Park all-day Fall Fest, time TBD
  • Sept. 18 10:00 am Wetland Walk & Cleanup at Cobbs Creek Environmental Center, 700 Cobbs Creek Pkwy, Philadelphia PA
  • Sept 22 9:00–1:45 (students) and 2-6 (public) Walk the Trails at Berks Nature’s new facility, 575 St. Bernardine St. Reading, PA
  • Sept. 22 6:00 pm Autumnal Equinox Nature Walk Celebrate fall with an easy 1.5 mile walk at the Camden County Environmental Center, 1301 Park Blvd. Cherry Hill, NJ. 
  • Sept. 23 10:00 am Cobbs Creek Walk & Cleanup at Cobbs Creek Environmental Center, 700 Cobbs Creek Pkwy, Philadelphia PA
  • Sept. 23 12:00 pm 2nd Annual Naylors to Cobbs Creek Duck Race. Registration is FREE, and CASH PRIZES are offered for the top three finishers. Registration includes a Stewardship Pledge.
  • Sept. 23 Early Fall Birding at Petty’s Island, 7:45-11:00 am Online Registration is REQUIRED for this event, register between  August 9 and September 20; children MUST be 12 or older to participate. Directions and other details are given upon registration at https://pettyislfallbirds.eventbrite.com
  • Sept 23 12:00-4:00pm Marshes and Monarchs Celebration at DuPont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Ln. Wilmington, DE 19801. Activities at this FREE event include exploring the pond, netting for minnows, water chemistry, crafts, swamp milkweed give-away, Habitat Stewards, canoeing and more.
  • Sept. 23 10:00-4:00 pm (rain date Sun. Sept 24), 16th Annual Migration Fest (FREE event) at Lehigh Gap Nature Center, 8844  Paint Mill Rd. Slatington, PA 18080.
  • Sept. 23 & 24 Camden River Days Festival Join the Camden Children's Garden, Camden County Eco-Center, Center for Aquatic Sciences, Gateway Park & Petty's Island for a 2-day River Days celebration along the Waterfront, featuring live music, Flying Fish beer garden, ferry rides to Philadelphia, crafts, kids activities, & fun for the whole family.
  • Sept. 24 10:00 am Naylors Run Walk & Cleanup with Cobbs Creek Environmental Center, 700 Cobbs Creek Pkwy, Philadelphia PA
  • Sept. 28 6-7:30 pm “A Watershed Moment” Movie Screening, $5 cost, Hiway Theater, 212 York Rd., Jenkintown, PA 19046. Hosted by Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc. For info, call 215-744-1853
  • Sept. 30 Ride for the River, 9:00 am (40-mile ride), 10:00 am (16-mile ride), begin & end at Sly Fox Brewery Can Jam Music Festival (331 Circle of Progress Dr. Pottstown, PA); supports the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, www.ridefortheriver2017.com
  • Sept. 30 10-noon Trash Cleanup at Bristol Marsh Help remove trash from the freshwater tidal marsh for National Public Lands Day, part of the International Coastal Cleanup. Meet near Bristol Borough Riverfront Park (approx. 350 Basin Park, Bristol, PA)
  • Sept. 30 9:00 am Berlin Park Ecology Walk Meet at North Park Dr. playground for a walk around the park to learn about the area
  • Oct. 7 10-12 Pedal Lawrence Hopewell Trail from the Watershed Center to Lawrenceville & back (17 mi). Refreshments provided.
  • Oct. 7 Paddle the Perkiomen at Audubon Center at Mill Grove, 1201 Pawlings Rd., Audubon, PA 19403. Details TBD.
  • Oct. 7th Petty’s Island Fall Cleanup 8:30 am-12:00 pm. Be part of the Petty’s Island restoration! Help clean up and restore the shoreline of this majestic island. Children MUST be 12 or older; online registration REQUIRED (open 8/17-10/4). Directions and details given upon registration at https://pettyislfallcleanup.eventbrite.com
  • Oct 7th Family Fun River Days & Ice Cream Float at Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Rd. Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328. Hike PEEC’s 6 trails of all levels, and canoe the pond for an ice cream treat; cost is $5 per car.
  • Oct. 7th NatureCon: Heroes Make A Difference (Time TBD) at Tulpehaking Nature Center. Join other nature heroes to celebrate simple things you can do to help the earth. Workshops will feature creating wildlife habitats and sustainable living, a live hero museum, and kids’ nature hero contest. For more information, contact Kelly Rypkema at 609-888-3218.
  • Oct. 13th 1-3 pm or Sat. Oct. 14th 1-3 “We Drink the River” FREE guided tour of PWD’s treatment plants along the Delaware & Schuylkill Rivers, starting at Fairmount Water Works. Registration required, www.fairmountwaterworks.org 
  • Oct. 14th 7:00-10:00 am Petty’s Island Photography Workshop This 3-hour introductory workshop will take photography skills to the next level; see the Island's hidden gems, unique features, and a variety of birds while getting personalized tools & tips.  Children must be 12 or older; online registration (open 8/17-10/11) is REQUIRED. Directions & details given upon registration at https://pettyislphoto.eventbrite.com
  • Oct 14th BirdBlitz at Bristol Marsh, 350 Basin Park, Bristol, PA 19007. Calling all Volunteer Birders! Survey for birds from 6:00 am  until 8:00 pm at the Marsh. A FREE guided hike at 10:00 am. Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information/sign-ups, email Shannon, sfredebaugh@heritageconservancy.org or call 215-345-7020 x104.
  • Oct 14th 9:00 – 3:00 pm Philly Fall Nature Fest at John Heinz NWR, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia PA 19153. This FREE family event during National Wildlife Refuge Week features hands-on activities to keep the whole family active and outdoors. Fish, build a birdhouse, kayak, enjoy archery, live animals, food & live music. More information at https://www.fw.gov/refuge/John_Heinz/  Shuttles will run from rec centers & libraries in Philadelphia.
  • Oct. 14th 10:00 – 12:00 pm Watershed Cleanup w/ The Nature Conservancy at 2 locations in First State Historical Park: 1) Rocky Run, Meet in parking lot of Courtyard Marriott on Route 202 and Rocky Run Blvd, and 2) Smithbridge parking lot on Brandywine Creek  Road. FREE, family-friendly, be prepared to get dirty/wet. Registration & details: www.nature.org/destreamstewards
  • Oct. 15th 12:00 -6:00 pm Harvest Festival at Bartram’s Garden A community shuttle will run between rec centers and libraries for additional access to the event. This event is FREE and family friendly.
  • Oct 15th 2:00 – 5:00 pm Family & Friends Day Join your friends, family & neighbors for food and fun, including disc golf, nature hikes & other activities! This marks the 40th Anniversary of Sedgley Woods; invite all ages to this FREE, family friendly event!
  • Fri. Oct. 20 6:00 pm FREE “Moana” Movie Night at Tacony Creek Park, 531 E. Olney Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19120

The Alliance for Watershed Education hosts a shared event series called "River Days" each year; below is the master schedule for events occurring at each center during the River Days time frame. Challenge your friends to see who can attend the most events and visit the most centers!  

River Days 2017 Events

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