River Days - Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River

River Days

    September

  • two people paddle in green canoe

    Lehigh Gap Bike & Boat

    Sunday, September 9th
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Lehigh Gap Nature Center
    8844 Paint Mill Road
    Slatington, PA 18080
    Back by popular demand! Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Lehigh Gap by bike and r...
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    Petty’s Island History Hike

    Saturday, September 15th
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Explore this gem with local historian and author, Bob Shinn, on a hike through time on Petty’s Island. Hike along the Delaware River where points of interest will bring history to life. Leafless tre...
  • Bioblitz in Tacony Creek Park

    Saturday, September 15th
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Gathering at 10am at the I Street and Ramona Gateway of Tacony Park, we split up into three separate groups to cover different areas of the park. Those more interested in documenting butterflies and s...
  • six teens smile on river bank

    River Days Festival at River Front Park

    Saturday, September 15th
    Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
    1201 Pawlings Road
    Audubon, PA 19403
    Paddle the Schuylkill, discover local species, and engage in games and activities at this years River Days at Riverfront Park! Enjoy live music, food trucks, and community performances as you learn mo...
  • Delaware River Festival

    Saturday, September 15th
    Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium
    1 Riverside Dr.
    Camden, NJ 08103
    Come celebrate the mighty Delaware River with the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) and the Alliance for Watershed Education (AWE)! For the first time ever, PDE's Pennsylvania Coast Day and A...
  • Trail Challenge

    Saturday, September 15th
    Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Tulpehaking Nature Center at the Abbott Marshlands
    157 Westcott Avenue
    Trenton, NJ 08610
    Celebrate the life-giving waters of the Abbott Marshlands with exhibit activities, lunch on the lawn, prizes, haiku writing and a family-friendly activity course on the trails. Are you up to the Chall...
  • Explore the Circuit Bike Ride: Tacony Creek Park

    Sunday, September 16th
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    This week's route will showcase the Tacony Creek, a rough-cut gem in bustling Northeast Philadelphia. Our friends from the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership will join us to discuss...
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    Bilingual Bird Walk In Tacony Creek Park (Spanish & English)

    Saturday, September 22nd
    Time: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    As part of our River Days Series with the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River - Come celebrate...
  • Gateway Park Bike Ride

    Saturday, September 22nd
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Ride along the Camden Greenway Phase I Loop, with strategic stops for historical and ecological interpretation; 4.5 miles total, begins and ends at Gateway Park parking lot. Free admission, bikes prov...
  • Equinox Birding

    Saturday, September 22nd
    Time: 9:00 AM
    During our urban bird count participants will discover the types of birds that call our urban environments home and the different ways they adapt to the human environment. This event is presented by t...
  • Stream Stewards Watershed Cleanup

    Saturday, September 22nd
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Join us for our fall River Days event: the Stream Stewards Watershed Clean-up hosted by The Nature Conservancy and First State National Historical Park. Help protect our waterways by removing trash al...
  • Trailfest

    Saturday, September 22nd
    Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    DuPont Environmental Education Center
    1400 Delmarva Ln.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Celebrate the completion of Delaware’s newest trail, The Markell Trail,  connecting the Wilmington Riverfront and Historic New Castle. This walkable, bikeable trail, with wide boardwalk spanning t...
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    Ribbon-Cutting for the River Trail Gateway

    Thursday, September 27th
    Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
    8480 Hagy's Mill Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19128
    The River Trail Gateway reveals an unparalleled and previously hidden view of Smith Run's forested glen, includes a trail side gathering area, adds a bike rack and new signage, and weaves stone, metal...
  • Discovery Day

    Saturday, September 29th
    Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Audubon Pennsylvania Discovery Center
    3401 Reservoir Dr.
    Philadelphia , PA 19121
    Join us as we celebrate the public opening to the Discovery Center. This center was built in a reservoir in Philadelphia that had previously been closed off for fifty years! It will now serve as a pub...
  • Ride for the River

    Saturday, September 29th
    Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Celebrate the Schuylkill River Trail with bikes, beer and live music! Ride from Pottstown to Reading OR from Pottstown to Union Township and back along the Schuylkill River Trail, then kick back and r...
  • path going through fall foliage

    Bristol Marsh Trash Cleanup for Nation Public Lands Day

    Saturday, September 29th
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Heritage Conservancy at Bristol Marsh
    159 Basin Park
    Bristol, PA 19007
    As the summer comes to a close, Bristol Marsh will need a good cleanup day before the winter. Help us remove trash at this freshwater tidal marsh for National Public Lands Day and as part of the Inte...
  • Find Yourself in Nature

    Saturday, September 29th
    Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Berks Nature
    575 Saint Bernardine Street
    Reading, PA 19607

    On Saturday, September 29th please join us anytime from 10AM – 1PM for a free, engaging event at The Nature Place.  Participants will have the opportunity t...

  • Paddle the River

    Saturday, September 29th
    Time: 10:00 AM
    The Watershed Institute
    31 Titus Mill Road
    Pennington, NJ 08534
    Join us for a canoe trip along the Delaware River, part of the River Days Celebration  a program of the Alliance for Environmental Education of the Delaware River.  Jeff Hoagland, our Director of Ed...
  • Philly skyline kayakers paddling down river

    Walnut2Walnut River Challenge

    Sunday, September 30th
    Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    Independence Seaport Museum
    211 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Are you up for the Walnut2Walnut River Challenge? Paddle or row down the Schuylkill River and up the Delaware for a scenic trip around Philadelphia's peninsula. The excursion begins at Schuylkill Bank...
  • October

  • petty's island welcome sign

    Petty’s Island Community Cleanup Day

    Saturday, October 6th
    Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Here’s your chance to be part of the restoration of Petty’s Island. Join our team of enthusiastic volunteers to help clean up and restore the shoreline of this majestic island as part of the large...
  • creek winding through woods, purple flower on bank

    Gateway Park Clean-up

    Saturday, October 6th
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Join other volunteers for a community park clean-up to help prepare for Gateway Park's grand opening. Light refreshments provided.
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    The Schuylkill Navigation: a Photographic History Tour

    Saturday, October 6th
    Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
    8480 Hagy's Mill Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19128
    Fairmount Water Works photographer-educator Sandy Sorlien will present highlights of her recent documentary project, Inland: The Abandoned Canals of the Schuylkill Navigation, as well as som...
  • Harvest Festival

    Saturday, October 6th
    Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Pocono Environmental Education Center
    538 Emery Road
    Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
    Fall in love with Fall! Celebrate Fall at PEEC's 8th annual Harvest Festival! Enjoy animal presenters, arts & crafts, hands-on activities, conservation exhibits, live music, local food, old-tim...
  • Watershed to Watershed Bike Ride

    Saturday, October 6th
    Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    The Watershed Institute
    31 Titus Mill Road
    Pennington, NJ 08534
    Explore the Lawrence-Hopewell Trail (LHT) by bike as part of the River Days celebration, a program of the Alliance for Environmental Education of the Delaware River.  Learn all about watersheds, and ...
  • Southwest Fish-Off

    Sunday, October 7th
    Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    A free fishing derby with activities for all ages. Fish from our dock, the riverbank or from one of our rowboats. Win prizes!
    • One rod per person
    • Bring your own rod or borro...
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    Walking Tour of Schuylkill River History

    Sunday, October 7th
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
    8480 Hagy's Mill Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19128
    Fairmount Water Works photographer-educator Sandy Sorlien leads a walk interpreting remnants of the 108-mile Schuylkill Navigation system along the Roxborough and Manayunk stretches of the river. This...
  • LandLab; Dance Exchange

    Saturday, October 13th
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
    8480 Hagy's Mill Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19128
    This event will be reoccurring at 3pm-4pm as well. Culminating a year of research and art making at the Schuylkill Center, Dance Exchange will lead a series of animated hikes on our trails...
  • Philly Fall Nature Festival

    Saturday, October 13th
    Time: All day
    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
    8601 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19153
    Philly Fall Nature Fest is a free family event in conjunction with National Wildlife Refuge Week celebrating nature and community in Southwest Philadelphia! All are welcome to participate in a day of ...
  • Harvest Fest

    Sunday, October 14th
    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    An annual Southwest community event, this year’s festival will be jam-packed with fun for the whole family: hayrides, cider pressing, face-painting, cooking and canning workshops, games of chance an...
  • LandLab; Dance Exchange

    Sunday, October 14th
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
    8480 Hagy's Mill Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19128
    This event will be reoccurring at 3pm-4pm as well. Culminating a year of research and art making at the Schuylkill Center, Dance Exchange will lead a series of animated hikes on our trails...
  • John Bartram Jawn

    Sunday, October 14th
    Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    The John Bartram Jawn is a family-friendly outdoor concert featuring musicians and performers with deep connections to Southwest Philly!