River Days - Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River

River Days

    September

  • Berks Nature Festival

    Friday, September 22nd
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Berks Nature
    575 Saint Bernardine Street
    Reading, PA 19607
    Walk the trails at Berks Nature's new facility! Open to students from 9:00 am to 1:45 pm, and open to the public from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
  • Autumnal Equinox Nature Walk

    Friday, September 22nd
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Camden County Environmental Center
    1301 Park Boulevard
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
    Celebrate autumn with an easy 1.5 mile walk at the Camden County Environmental Center.
  • FREE Public Boating

    Every Saturday. September 16th - October 14th
    Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    FREE boating at Bartram's Garden is open to the public every Saturday during River Days.
  • Camden River Days Festival at the Waterfront

    Daily, Saturday, September 23rd - Sunday, September 24th
    Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 16th Annual Migration Fest

    Saturday, September 23rd
    Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Lehigh Gap Nature Center
    8844 Paint Mill Road
    Slatington, PA 18080
    Visit the Lehigh Gap Nature Center for their 16th annual Migration Fest, a FREE event (rain date Sun. Sept. 24)
  • Marshes & Monarchs Celebration

    Saturday, September 23rd
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    DuPont Environmental Education Center
    1400 Delmarva Ln.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Celebrate marshes & monarchs at DuPont Environmental Education Center in Wilmington. Activities at this FREE event include exploring the pond, netting for minnows, water chemistry, crafts, swamp m...
  • 2nd Annual Cobbs Creek Duck Race

    Saturday, September 23rd
    Time: 12:00 PM
    Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center
    700 Cobbs Creek Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    Registration is FREE for this 2nd annual Duck Race event, and cash prizes will be offered to the top three finishers. Registration includes a Stewardship Pledge.
  • Cobbs Creek Walk & Cleanup

    Saturday, September 23rd
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center
    700 Cobbs Creek Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    Take a walk and help clean up litter at Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center.
  • Early Fall Birding at Petty’s Island

    Saturday, September 23rd
    Time: 7:45 AM - 11:00 AM
    Online registration is REQUIRED for this event, as space is very limited. Register between August 9 and September 20. Children must be 12 or older to participate. Directions and other details are give...
  • Naylors Run Walk & Cleanup

    Sunday, September 24th
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center
    700 Cobbs Creek Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    Visit Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center to get involved by walking & cleaning up litter!
  • “A Watershed Moment” Movie Screening

    Thursday, September 28th
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Movie Night! Join the Tookany-Tacony/Frankford Watershed Partnership for a screening of "A Watershed Moment" at the Hiway Theater in Jenkintown (

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  • Cooper River Paddle

    Saturday, September 30th
    Time: 10:30 AM
    Over the last decade, Camden’s section of the Cooper River has experienced tremendous improvements, and is a vital component of the city’s continued and future revitalization. As one of Camden’s...
  • Berlin Park Ecology Walk

    Saturday, September 30th
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Meet at North Park Dr. playground for a walk around Berlin Park to learn about the area's ecology. (See map

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  • Ride for the River

    Saturday, September 30th
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Join the Schuylkill River Heritage Area for this annual event that promises to be a blast; the 40-mile ride begins at 9:00 am and the 16-mile ride begins at 10:00; all rides begin & end at Sly Fox...
  • Trash Cleanup at Bristol Marsh

    Saturday, September 30th
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Heritage Conservancy at Bristol Marsh
    159 Basin Park
    Bristol, PA 19007
    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.
  • October

  • Petty’s Island Fall Cleanup

    Saturday, October 7th
    Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Be part of the restoration of Petty's Island! Help clean up and restore the shoreline of this majestic island. Children must be 12 or older; online registration required, (registration is open Aug 17-...
  • Family Fun River Days & Ice Cream Float

    Saturday, October 7th
    Time: All day
    Pocono Environmental Education Center
    538 Emery Road
    Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
    Enjoy River Days & an ice cream float at Pocono Environmental Education Center; hike PEEC's 6 trails of all levels, and canoe the pond for an ice cream treat. Cost is $5 per car.
  • NatureCon: Heroes Make a Difference

    Saturday, October 7th
    Time: All day
    Tulpehaking Nature Center at the Abbott Marshlands
    157 Westcott Avenue
    Trenton, NJ 08610
    What is your superpower when it comes to defending nature? Join other nature heroes at this ...
  • Pedal Lawrence Hopewell Trail

    Saturday, October 7th
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
    31 Titus Mill Road
    Pennington, NJ 08534
    Pedal the Lawrence Hopewell Trail from the Watershed Center in Pennington to Lawrenceville and back (17 miles). Refreshments provided.
  • FREE Public Boating

    Every Saturday. September 16th - October 14th
    Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    FREE boating at Bartram's Garden is open to the public every Saturday during River Days.
  • River Day at Audubon Mill Grove

    Saturday, October 14th
    Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
    1201 Pawlings Road
    Audubon, PA 19403
      This FREE family event features hands-on activities such as free canoe trips, a wild edible plant walk (10:00-12:00 PM), live bird demonstrations (10:00 AM & 12:30 PM), tours of the hous...
  • Fall Photography Workshop at Petty’s Island

    Saturday, October 14th
    Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    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. Chi...
  • “We Drink the River”

    Saturday, October 14th
    Time: 12:00 AM
    Fairmount Water Works
    640 Waterworks Dr.
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
    Take a FREE guided tour of the Philadelphia Water Department's plants along the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, starting at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center. Registration required,
  • Watershed Cleanup w/ The Nature Conservancy of Delaware

    Saturday, October 14th
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    This cleanup will be taking place at two locations within First State National Historical Park:
    1. Rocky Run- meet in the parking lot of Courtyard Marriott on Route 202 and Rocky Run Blvd.
  • Philly Fall Nature Fest at John Heinz

    Saturday, October 14th
    Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
    8601 Lindbergh Boulevard
    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, practice your archery, enjoy live...
  • BirdBlitz at Bristol Marsh

    Saturday, October 14th
    Time: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Heritage Conservancy at Bristol Marsh
    159 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 will occur at 10:00 am. Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more informa...
  • Forty Years of Frisbees, Family, Friends & Fun

    Sunday, October 15th
    Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    In celebration of the Delaware River Watershed, and of 40 years of

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  • Harvest Festival at Bartram’s Garden

    Sunday, October 15th
    Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    A community shuttle to this FREE, family friendly event will run between recreation centers and libraries to provide additional access to the event.
  • “Moana” Movie Night

    Friday, October 20th
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Join the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership for a FREE movie screening of "Moana" at Tacony Creek Park, 531 E. Olney Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19120.