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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Secrets of the Schuylkill Riverboat Tours

Dates: October 27, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Tours depart from the Walnut Street Dock, located under the Walnut Street Bridge on the east bank of the Schuylkill River. Click Here for Directions
Cost: $12 for children 12 and under, $22 for adults

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.

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Let’s Go Outdoors!

Date: October 28, 2018
Time: 1 PM – 2 PM
Location: 640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia, PA
Cost: The tour is FREE but registration is required

Join Let’s Go Outdoors for a family-friendly tour of the Fairmount Water Works! Let’s Go Outdoors aims to bring families together for environmental education tours and/or outdoor learning activities. Attendees will learn about the amazing grounds outside of the historic site, including the Fishway Dam, then head inside for a guided orientation of “Water in Our World” and watch a 15-minute film about the buildings important role in Philadelphia’s history.

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2019 Call for Presenters for Watershed Congress

Date: Now until October 31, 2018

Proposals for presentations for the 2019 Watershed Congress are now being accepted until 11:59 PM, October 31st. All applications must be submitted online. The Watershed Congress Along the Schuylkill River advances the best available information and techniques for protecting and restoring watersheds. The focus on networking across disciplines means that the Congress melds science, policy and practical applications into one program. Every year, a growing and changing group of individuals attends to gain new knowledge, acquire tools, and practice techniques that will allow them to take active roles in the stewardship of their natural resources.

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Free Family Fishing with Guan First Catch Center

Dates: Oct. 25, 2018 at 3 PM & Nov. 2, 2018 at 9 AM
Location: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge – 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA

Join Guan First Catch Center for free family fishing events! Get a start on fishing or learn tips to catch different types of fish! Limited rods and bait will be available or bring your own! No License needed.

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Valley Forge Crayfish Corps Day

Date: August 22, 2018
Time: 9 AM – Noon
Location: Valley Creek (exact location to-be-determined)
Work alongside Park staff to remove invasive rusty crayfish that invaded Valley Creek in 2008. Removal is accomplished using hand nets. Participants should be prepared to get in the stream and get wet! All ages welcome; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required. Email to register.

2018 Schuylkill Shots Contest

Date: Now until August 31, 2018
Show off your photography skills and capture the beauty of the Schuylkill!
Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) works to preserve the health and beauty of all water in the Delaware Estuary, including the Schuylkill River. PDE is proud to announce its second Schuylkill Shots photography contest to anyone who wants to enter. Go wild! Show off your photography skills and capture the beauty of the Schuylkill. There will be cash prizes for winners.

Anyone, of any age, from anywhere can submit up to 6 photos. The same photo may not be submitted more than once. To be considered, entries must include the town where the photo was taken and by whom. Submit you photo via Facebook by August 31. Contact Virginia Vassalotti at with any questions.

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Intermediate Genealogy 4-Week Workshop

Dates: Tuesdays, September 4 through September 25, 2018
Time: 6 – 7 PM
Location: The Historical Society of Montgomery County – 1654 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA
Cost: $10 for Society Members, $40 for Nonmembers
Interested in furthering your genealogical research? Want to learn more about tracking down history? This is for you! The workshop will be presented by Genealogist Rose Brown. Ms. Brown has been working with family genealogy for over 40 years. She has taught Genealogy Workshops for 15 years and has worked as a researcher for the Historical Society for 18 years. Reserve a spot online at or call 610-272-0297.

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3rd Annual Latin Festival

Date: September 22, 2018
Time: Noon – 5 PM
Location: Riverfront Park – 140 College Drive, Pottstown, PA
Celebrate Latino Culture through live music, authentic food and beer vendors, and fun for everyone. Free admission! There will be activities for children and family such as Kung Fu, soccer, Zumba and other games. There is space for vendors and opportunities to sponsor. Contact CCLU for more information.

The nonprofit organization CCLU (Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos, Inc.) is a bilingual, bridge building organization, committed to enriching the lives of Latinos and others by embracing diversity through cultural, educational, and recreational programs in the Greater Pottstown Area. For more information, visit or call 610-705-0566.

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