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Along the Manayunk Canal

Event Archives 2010

Saturday, March 10th, All Day
2010 Schuylkill Watershed Congress
Montgomery County Community College
West Campus, Pottstown, PA
Delaware Riverkeeper


The Schuylkill Watershed Congress is an annual gathering of citizens interested in understanding, protecting and restoring local watersheds and streams. This event features a diverse program with concurrent and poster sessions covering a broad range of watershed topics.
 
Register by Friday, February 26th, 2010, to qualify for the $40 Early Registration Fee. After February 26th, the Registration Fee increases to $50 per person. Registration fees cover participation in Saturday’s program, Saturday morning’s hospitality and lunch.
 
The 2010 Keynote Presentation offers a panel discussion titled "How to Challenge a Stormwater Permit and Win: A Look at the Crum Creek Neighbors Decision." Michele Adams (Meliora Environmental Design), James A. Schmid, Ph. D. (Schmid & Company, Inc., Consulting Ecologists), and John Wilmer (Environmental Attorney), will tell the story behind the recent successful legal challenge to a stormwater permit given to a developer in an Exceptional Value designated watershed in Delaware County.
 
This year’s program features 28 concurrent sessions and 7 poster sessions covering a broad range of watershed topics.  For complete details on all sessions being offered and for registration and sponsorship information, go to: http://delawareriverkeeper.org/aboutus/2010_SWC_Overview.pdf

 

Saturday, April 10th, 9:00am-2:00pm (Rain Date: Saturday, April 17th)  
3rd Annual Philly Spring Clean Up
(Towpath at the Fountain Street Steps off Umbria Street)
 

Join us and participate in the 3rd Annual Philly Spring Cleanup which will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2010. “Keep Up the Sweep Up” will be the focus of this year’s cleanup,  which will be part of a long term integrated effort not to just clean up litter but to prevent it from plaguing our streets, parks and recreation centers. Efforts are already underway to develop best practices for litter prevention. The City has already begun implementing litter prevention strategies including investing in Big Belly Solar Powered trash cans.  This investment has significantly reduced litter in high pedestrian areas around Center City. This year we are expanding this initiative to include commercial corridors outside Center City.

A partnership of Friends of the Manayunk Canal, Schuylkill Project, PWD, Friends of the Ivy Ridge Trail & Fairmount Park has been formed to maximize volunteer efforts to enhance our trail systems and trail connections. Don't miss out on this event!

RSVP to fmc@manayunkcanal.org or by visiting www.phillycleanup.com.

Last year the Cleanup focused on removing litter and debris off of our streets, parks and recreation centers. Over 21,000 volunteers helped remove over 3.25 million pounds of trash from our City.

 

Saturday, May 8th, 9:00am-12:00pm   
Love Your Park
(Towpath Entrance between Green Lane and Leverington Avenue)
 

Do enjoy biking, running, or fishing in the City's parks?  If so, mark your calendars! Our spring Love Your Park event- formerly known as Fairmount Park Day - will be taking place throughout the city from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, May 8th.

In just a few short hours, this rain-or-shine event will help keep Fairmount Park clean and green for generations to come. From Pennypack Park in the Northeast to Morris Park in West Philadelphia, volunteers will battle invasive weeds & vines, paint benches, plant trees and pick up trash, beautifying the public park spaces we all know and love so well.

Friends of the Manayunk Canal & the Schuylkill Project are partnering with Fairmount Park, Philadelphia Cares, Philadelphia Green and Department of Recreation to clean up graffiti, remove trash, refill doggie stations, remove invasives, weed and mulch along the Manayunk Canal Towpath.  We want to maximize volunteer efforts to enhance our trail systems and trail connections. Don't miss out on this event!

RSVP to fmc@manayunkcanal.org or by visiting www.gpcares.com/love (select the Northwest).  

Last year the Cleanup focused on removing litter and debris off of our streets, parks and recreation centers. Over 21,000 volunteers helped remove over 3.25 million pounds of trash from our City. Without the help from you, our dedicated volunteers, our parks certainly would not look the same!

 

Thursday, June 17th, 7:00pm-11:00pm   
Bowling Benefit
(Hi Spot Bowling, 3857 Pechin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19128)
 

Come out for a great night of bowling to benefit Friends of the Manayunk Canal!  Enjoy food and drinks us, while you bowl away, as we've reserved the whole place! Bring your friends and family!

Tickets will be $30 for adults and $20 for kids the night of the event. Let us know your coming by RSVPing to fmc@manayunkcanal.org. 100% of ticket proceeds will support Friends of the Manayunk Canal. 

Get your tickets early to save~ advance ticket sales will be $25 for adults and $15 for kids~ by emailing us at fmc@manayunkcanal.org.  Can't make it~ you can still make a donation in support of FMC!  Just contact us to make arrangements. 

 

 Sunday, September 26 
Art of Recycling Rain Design Contest
(EcoArts Festival, Main Street in Manayunk)

A CALL FOR ARTISTS!

Friends of the Manayunk Canal & the Schuylkill Project, thanks to funding from WREN, is looking for artists interesting in blending art and conservation.  The Art on a Rain Barrel Design Contest is open to any adult or child willing to exercise their creativity on behalf of water conservation and stewardship!   Artists wishing to enter the Art on a Rain Barrel Design Contest must submit a registration form and a sketch of their proposed rain barrel design by Friday, June 30, 2010 to fmc@manayunkcanal.org. 
Our expert panelists will choose the top design sketches from the registrants for inclusion in the Art on a Rain Barrel Design Contest.  Artists whose sketches are chosen to participate in the contest will receive a rain barrel (a $150 value) to keep.  Notification will be provided to the artists of the designs selected by the judges to participate in the contest by July 16th and rain barrel distribution will begin on July 19th. Artists will have until August 20, 2010 to complete their designs and return the rain barrels for judging. The completed rain barrel designs will then be installed along Main Street in Manayunk for thousands to see and vote on. 
Artists are expected to be present at the EcoArts Festival on September 26, 2010 on Main Street in Manayunk for the announcement of the winners, who in addition to receiving a rain barrel will also win a generous prize basket stuffed with local goods.
We will be holding a refundable deposit for each rain barrel distributed to participants to insure that rain barrels are returned for the contest.  Remember registration forms and a sketch of your proposed design must be submitted by June 30, 2010 to fmc@manayunkcanal.org in order for your design to be considered for the contest
Not an artist? Visit www.manayunkcanal.org to sign up for one of the Do-It-Yourself Rain Barrel Workshops in October, where for $25 you can walk away with your own 100% recycled rain barrel as well as learning how to install, maintain and use your rain barrel! 

 

 

Thursday, October 14 & 28, 6:30-8:00pm
Art of Recycling Rain Do It Yourself Barrel Workshops
(Location: Venice Island Recreation Center)

  

Friends of the Manayunk Canal & the Schuylkill Project, thanks to funding from WREN, will be engaging the public to act with interactive do-it-yourself rain barrel workshops. For a $25 registration fee, workshops participants will not only receive a 100 percent recycled rain barrel of their own, they will also learn how to install, maintain and use their rain barrels. Additionally, workshop participants will be empowered with the tools they need to tackle other simple stormwater controls at home, like how to build a rain garden.

Email us at fmc@manayunkcanal.org to register for one of the Do-It-Yourself Rain Barrel Workshops in October, where for $25 you can walk away with your own 100% recycled rain barrel as well as learn how to install, maintain and use your rain barrel! 

 

 

Thursday, December 2nd, 6:30-7:30pm
Art of Recycling Rain Barrel Workshops
(Location: Venice Island Recreation Center)

  

Friends of the Manayunk Canal & the Schuylkill Project, thanks to funding from WREN, will be engaging the public with this last rain barrel workshops. For a $15 registration fee, workshops participants learn how to install, maintain and use their rain barrels. Additionally, workshop participants will be empowered with the tools they need to tackle other simple stormwater controls at home, like how to build a rain garden. 

We will also have a limited number of rain barrels and rain barrel accessories available for purchase at this event.  There are six (6) 50-gallon terra cotta colored rain barrels from Upcycle Products, four (4) 55-gallon painted design on a rain barrel art contest rain barrels, seven (7) automatic downspout diverters and one (1) wooden pedestal.  

Email us at fmc@manayunkcanal.org to register for this final Rain Barrel Workshop, where for $15 you can learn how to install, maintain and use your rain barrel!