Who Cares? WE do! Whether it’s keeping the river clean and green or sharing a love of the River and all it offers, WE CARE!
Alice Reiff, Friends of Inn Yard Park
I live next to Kelly Drive. It’s important to keep Inn Yard Park green to preserve our community’s public parkland.
Noemi Armstrong, East Falls Resident
I live close to the river in East Falls. The community originated because of the river and it is the residents’ responsibility to be its stewards.
Cynthia Kishinchand, East Falls Treetenders
How can I not care? It provides my drinking water. It is a constant, yet it changes with the seasons. Whether I am strolling along the path by the Water Works or driving along Kelly Drive, I am visually rewarded and often bewitched.
Mike Blundetto, Manayunk Dragon Boat Team
We practice daily off the dock at the Brew Pub and we care very much about the environment. A key aspect is the ability to introduce the Schuylkill River to youth and others that may not have otherwise been able to experience it.
Gin Ranly, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Many of our education efforts include connecting people to their watershed. A river that people can be proud of increases environmentally responsible behavior. Having a river kids and adults can boat on and swim in ensures we will have environmental stewards in the future.
Kathy Burns, Friends of Cynwyd Trail
While rivers can be natural barriers, they can also be bonds joining different areas like Philadelphia and Lower Merion. I have biked along the Philadelphia side of the river for years and hope to be able to do the same, perhaps even cross the river from Lower Merion.
Nicole Galdieri, Friends of the Manayunk Canal
As a local resident, I am a frequent user of the towpath for running, biking and walking. I enjoy the opportunity it provides to get fresh air and enjoy the natural environment. The area’s rich history adds another layer of uniqueness to the river experience.
Jason Mifflin, Fairmount Park and Hidden River Outfitters
I have spent a good portion of my life on the Schuylkill. Whether it is kayaking, canoeing, fishing or picking up trash along the banks, I continue to find myself connected to the river.
Ted Danforth, Hidden River Outfitters
Love to get folks out on the water. Great to see people experience the outdoors and the environment in their backyard.
Christopher Leswing, Lower Merion Township
Working to create a public open space/recreational network using remnants of Lower Merion’s railroad industrial heritage.
Chris Kingsley, Friends of the Ivy Ridge Trail
The Schuylkill River and the “bones” of the industrial infrastructure along its banks are absolute treasures – this is ground zero for rebuilding one of America’s great cities, and restoring the communities that we’ll enjoy passing along.
Drew Ries, Friends of the Cynwyd Trail
Living on what will soon be the Cynwyd Trail, I am interested in seeing green space developed in and around Philadelphia. In particular the Schuylkill is a wonderful resource that is not being taken advantage of. Cleaning up and creating recreation and community space along the river would be a wonderful asset for the region.
Kevin Smith, Manayunk Neighborhood Council
I live, work and play in Manayunk. The Canal and River are a critical and limited resource and important to the personality and character of the neighborhood. The River as a whole is part of our eco and recreational system- connecting from the Delaware all the way to the upper reaches of the River.
Kay Sykora, The Schuylkill Project and Resident
The river and trail provide a relaxing contrast to the urban fabric of this community and is the reason that I live here.
Eric Poulson, Environmental Engineer and Volunteer
An active volunteer and history buff, Eric has donated his time and expertise in projects surrounding the Manayunk Canal.
Kathleen Blundetto, Dragon Boat USA
The River is a beautiful area for people of all ages to come together and connect with each other through the great sport of dragon boating.
Sandra Radich, East Falls Development Corporation
I started out recreating on and by the river - running, biking and sculling. Now, I work to beautify sections of the trail and make people aware and proud of our riparian heritage.
If you would like to get involved, let us know!