What’s Happening: Events

What’s Happening: Events

April 7, 2018 | 8:00am - 1:00pm

Opening Day for Trails at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

Celebrate Opening Day for Trails at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum (8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153)

  • 8 am Photowalk with Ned Levi 
  • 10 am Nature Tots! (for young explorers age 3 -5) 
  • 1 pm Junior Ranger Insect Walk (for Junior Rangers age 9 - 14) 
April 7, 2018 | 8:30am - 12:00pm

Petty's Island Spring Shoreline Clean Up

Petty's Island is privately-owned and is in the midst of an amazing transformation from an active marine terminal and oil storage facility into a public park. Access to the island is limited, so don't miss this opportunity to see the island and help in its transformation. We will be doing a cleanup of the shoreline where marine debris threatens the health of wildlife and humans. Water and light refreshments served.
April 7, 2018 | 10:00am - 1:00pm

Riverside Cleanup - Pulaski Park and Port Richmond Trail

Volunteer with us to help beautify Port Richmond’s hidden gem on the river. Volunteers will help with riverside trash collection, invasive plant removal, Port Richmond trail maintenance, plantings and more! All ages and abilities welcome. No experience needed. Snacks and water provided.

April 7, 2018 | 10:00am - 11:00am

Opening Day for Trails bike ride with East Coast Greenway Alliance and Bartram's Garden

Philly friends: To kick off the spring trail season and celebrate the national Opening Day for Trails, join us for a bike ride from Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center to Bartram's Garden. We'll ride 3.2 miles along the Cobbs Creek Trail and the 58th Street Greenway. These trails are part of the Circuit Trails, the trail network of the greater Philadelphia region, as well as the East Coast Greenway, a national trail stretching from Maine to Florida. The ride is hosted by the East Coast Greenway Alliance and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. 
April 7, 2018 | 11:00am - 1:30pm

Opening Trails Day Celebration April 7: Trail Cleanup or Bike Ride

Join the Schuylkill River Greenways NHA and Fork & Ale for an Opening Trail Day Celebration on Saturday April 7 from 11 am to 1:30 pm. Event will take place at the Fork & Ale, our newest Schuylkill River Trail adopt-a-trail member, in Douglassville. Join us at 11 for a trail cleanup or a group bike ride along the Schuylkill River Trail to the connecting Hopewell Big Woods Trail.

April 7, 2018 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Explore the Circuit: Cross-County Trail plus the Schuylkill Center

For this route, our friends at REI join us in celebrating the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's 2018 "Opening Day" for trail activities! Our ride will follow the Cross-County Trail from Conshohocken to the Schuylkill River. From there, we'll follow the river and visit with the folks at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, including a gentle hike. The cycle route will cover roughly 16 miles, out-and-back.

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