Events from our Partners

Below are a list of events organized by partners of the Schuylkill River Greenways NHA. For even more educational and watershed events happening throughout the region, visit the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River website. The Alliance for Watershed Education (AWE) is a regional initiative of twenty-three partnering environmental education centers, including Schuylkill River Greenways.

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Winter Bird Census

Date: Saturday, January 19
Time: 8 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagys Mill Rd, Philadelphia, PA

Winter is a great time for bird watching. Birds need to be active and feeding to stay warm, and they become easier to observe along the trails once the leaves fall. Beginners pair up with experienced birders to continue our annual tradition of monitoring the species richness and abundance of birds that winter in our fields and forests. All of the information we collect will be shared with other citizen scientists, helping us understand how our local bird populations change over time. Warm drinks and snacks provided. Free.

Registration requested:
https://schuylkillcenter.pivvit.com/annual-winter-bird-census-jan-5-2019

If there is inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled.

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Bird Walk with Mary Ellen Krober

Date: Sunday, February 3
Time: 9 AM – 11 AM
Location: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

Take an educational walk with a knowledgeable volunteer. Discover the 300+ species of birds that use the Refuge during their migration routes. The walk will meet by the visitor center and be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. Binoculars can be loaned from the front desk before the walk. No registration required.

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Pennsylvania Master Naturalist Training at Welkinweir (APPLY NOW)

Date: April 3 to June 12
Location:  Welkinweir, 1368 Prizer Rd, Pottstown, PA 19465

Green Valleys Watershed Association is holding a the training in Spring 2019. The 52-hour course is held over 11 weeks, April 3rd to June 12th 2019. Adults who are curious about nature, enjoy the outdoors, and want to be part of natural resource management and conservation in Pennsylvania are perfect candidates to become certified Pennsylvania Master Naturalists. Master Naturalists design and pursue a wide variety of service projects from habitat restoration and native plantings, nature walks and education, to supporting natural resource conservation efforts.

Check out the PA Master Naturalist Website for details and an application

https://pamasternaturalist.org/become_a_master_naturalist/

Final Applications accepted until February 1st, 2019

If you have questions reach out to Rebecca at rebecca@greenvalleys.org or (610) 469-4900.

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Schuylkill River 50K Relay (REGISTRATION NOW OPEN)

Date: Saturday, April 20
Time: First race begins at 9 AM
Location: St. Michael’s Park, 400 Jacobs St, Mont Clare, PA 19453

The Schuylkill River Relay is a 50 kilometer race that starts and ends at Saint Michael’s Park ​which adjoins Lock 60 in Mont Clare, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Adjacent to Phoenixville.  The Race will start in stages, starting at 9 a.m. based on your self declared finishing estimate that you provided during registration, with those expecting the longer times starting first, all runners will be on course by 10:45. Runners will follow the Schuylkill River Trail through scenic Montgomery County and the Valley Forge National Park all the way to Conshohocken where they will turn around at the Conshohocken Brewing Company. At the finish line, every runner will enjoy an ice cold Sly Fox SRT Ale. After the race, the party continues with live music, food trucks and Sly Fox beer to keep you entertained all afternoon.

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