Saturday, July 18, 2009

Helping the Environment


DELAWARE RIVERKEEPER FOR COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP EVENTS


Local volunteers encouraged to attend events planned throughout July


WHAT:

The lush wetlands of the Delaware River and Tinicum Marsh will get a face lift in July during three special Community Clean-Up events, thanks to a partnership between Aquarius Spring! natural spring water and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, a non-profit organization devoted to the protection and restoration of the Delaware River Watershed through advocacy, enforcement, and citizen action.


Volunteers are encouraged to participate in the clean-up events at Pleasant Hill Park Fish Hatchery on July 18; and the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum on July 25. Delaware Riverkeeper Network representatives will educate attendees on small steps they can take to address and support watershed conversation. During the July 25 event, Aquarius Spring! will recognize the Delaware Riverkeeper Network with a $75,000 grant to support its clean water initiatives. The Philadelphia area is the third of 10 stops on the national Aquarius Spring! summer tour. The centerpiece of the 20-week tour is a specially designed vegetable-oil powered bus that will visit the area to help educate people about watershed conservation and encourage them to take action in their local communities. For more information on Aquarius Spring! and the summer tour, visit http://www.enjoyaquarius.com/.


WHEN/WHERE:

Saturday, July 18

Pleasant Hill Park Fish Hatchery

Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm

Address: 8900 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136


Saturday, July 25

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

Time: 9:30 am to 12:30pm

Address: 858 Wanamaker Ave., Tinicum, PA 19029



To sign-up for the clean-up events, please call 215-369-1188 x113 or email fred@delawareriverkeeper.org






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