Monday, March 01, 2010

Saturday's Complete the Trail Walk from Bartram's Garden to Dupont Crescent a Rousing Success

After embracing the snow, everything fell into place for a wonderful mid-winter walk from Bartram's Garden to the Dupont Crescent this past Saturday hosted by BCGP and the Complete the Trail Coalition.  Over a 100 people came out for the walk to get a feel for where the new Schuylkill River Trail will be going in South and Southwest Philadelphia over the next couple of years.  Bartram's Garden path is one of the fortunate segments that will receive TIGER funding, awarded on February 17th by US DOT.

Sarah Francis of Friends of Cynwyd Trail took some great photos and a video of Bob Thomas describing President's Lincoln's flight through Philadelphia.  Bob's group got the historical tour, which we heard was great.

More photos on our Flickr site taken by Lane Fike of SRDC, Breen Goodwin of BCGP.

Many thanks to: Jill Minick, Breen Goodwin, Max Rosen-Long and Diana Owens of the Bicycle Coalition and all of our intrepid volunteers; Alina Fierro, Andy Cregar, Charles Carmalt, Terry Myers, Shary Koenig, Paul Droesch, Josh Berlin, Paul Minick, Bart Keaney, Ryan Goodwin.  Also, the following folks helped make the walk happen:  Joe Syrnick, Lane Fike, Josh Nims and Erin Bolze of Schuylkill River Development Corp for making the walk possible and safe!; Louise Turan, Todd Greenberg and Andrea Taylor at Bartram's Garden for opening up the facilities and clearing the path of a fallen tree; Mike Kates of the Philadelphia Trolley Works for generously opening their doors to us to snack on pretzels and coffee before busing everyone back to Bartram's;  Joe Syrnick, Bob Thomas of Campbell Thomas and Spencer Finch of Pennsylvania Environmental Council for serving as guides and Russell Meddin of Schuylkill River Park Alliance for everything in between.

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