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 the ongoing development of this trail, the challenges they face, and we’ll include a visit to the newly-constructed connector which takes the trail beneath Roosevelt Boulevard. The route will cover between 6-14 miles, out-and-back, depending on the group’s dynamic.
Connect with nature and practice in the serene outdoor setting of Wissahickon Valley Park with FOW for a monthly outdoor yoga series.
On the 3rd Sunday of each month we will meet for a one hour yoga practice of varied styles, postures, and breathing exercises. Each month will feature a different location and teacher. This month features teacher Jill Jones. Jill is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher at the Jr. Intermediate 1 level, and has been a student of this method since 1994, teaching since 2002. She is drawn to the art, science and philosophy of yoga as taught in the Iyengar Yoga tradition, as its particular demand for complete attention, intelligent sequencing and subtle refinements provide for a lifetime of study and growth. Sharing the beauty of this method with others has been her motivation to teach and an ongoing gift. She studies regularly with senior Iyengar teachers and has completed 4 months of study at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India.
This professionally guided tour of the tidal Schuylkill includes equipment rental, 1/2 hour of instruction and 1 hour on the river. The tour departs from the Walnut Street Dock. Individual and tandem kayaks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tours are led by Hidden River Outfitters. Children under age 8 not permitted. Participants age 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult, and must paddle in a tandem kayak with that adult. Waivers must be signed by all adult participants and the parent or guardian of participants under age 18.
Take a one-hour fun and fact-filled guided tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Hidden River. Discover the sights, sounds, and history of the river, from the early 1700s at historic Bartram's Garden, to the 1800s at the Fairmount Water Works, to award-winning 21st century skyscrapers. The Banks offers a setting and experience unlike any other in Philadelphia.
This week's route will showcase the Tacony Creek, a hidden gem in bustling Northeast Philadelphia. Our friends from the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership will join us to discuss the ongoing development of this trail, including the newly-constructed connector which takes the trail beneath Roosevelt Boulevard. The route will cover roughly 8 miles, out-and-back.
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 AWE’s River Days are coming together for a “coast to coast” experience that you don’t want to miss!
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 species of birds explored the meadow area.