Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Events in April: Explore New Trail/Bike Opportunities

Bob Thomas (photo by Phil Straus)
Sunday, April 15th - 1 pm - Walking Tour of the (proposed) Forge to Refuge Trail -- Plans are afoot to extend the Cobbs Creek Trail as part of the proposed Valley Forge to Heinz Refuge Trail.  Join architect and trail designer Bob Thomas on an exploratory walk from West Philadelphia to Haverford Township to see the various possibilities for this portion of the trail, which would travel through Cobbs Creek and Karakung Parks. For more information and registration go to the Parks Alliance website and click on "walking tours"

April 18 & 19th - 5:30 pm - Lower Schuylkill River Master Plan Feedback  Sessions.  Phila Industrial Dev. Corp. and Phila. City Planning Commission will present early ideas and recommendations from the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan and give citizens the opportunity to offer feedback. The Master Plan Study for the Lower Schuylkill River District is a collaborative effort to create a blueprint for high-quality sustainable redevelopment of the historically industrial corridor along the east and west banks of the Lower Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, PA.  This is a great opportunity to advocate for completing the Schuylkill River Trail from Bartram's Garden down to Fort Mifflin. Meetings are April 18th at 5:30pm at the Richard Allen Charter School, or April 19th at 5:30pm at UPenn's South Bank Campus at 34th & Gray's Ferry Avenue.

April 24th - 3:30-5pm Earth Day Navy Yard Bike Tour. Hosted by Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster (GPIC) for Energy-Efficient Buildings, this ride will feature an overview of the Navy Yard's past, present and future, its sustainability-focused tenants, water department initiatives, and much more. Register here.