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August 23, 2018

River Days event series to take place on local trails and waterways

River Days Nature

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Walnut2Walnut River Challenge seen on the Schuylkill River

More than 25 fun, environmental-minded activities are scheduled throughout the region between September 9 and October 20 as part of River Days, a series of events designed to encourage people of all ages to explore and enjoy their local trails, rivers and streams. Environmental education centers located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware will host festivals, hands-on nature activities, history hikes, biking & paddle excursions and trail activities where visitors can learn about the diversity of species reliant on the 13,500 square mile system of waterways that make up the Delaware River watershed.

The official kick-off events on Saturday, September 15 aim to bring together area residents between and along the rivers that unite us. The Delaware River Festival takes place on the Camden waterfront in New Jersey (10 a.m.- 2 p.m.) and on the Philadelphia side at Penn’s Landing (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) offering a “coast to coast” experience as you cross the Delaware on foot, bike, or take advantage of free RiverLink ferry rides. Then the River Days Festival at Riverfront Park in Norristown, PA (2-6 p.m.) puts participants on the Schuylkill for a nature-inspired community event.

River Days events are free to participate, unless noted otherwise. The final event takes place this weekend:

Artists in the Field at Petty’s Island – Camden, NJ

Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A 3-hour workshop using the natural world as inspiration. 12+ Registration required.