URBAN ECOLOGY BLOG

May 20, 2019

On Sunday, May 19th, the Philadelphia Watershed Stewardship Program participated in this year's Love Your Park Week by helping clean up the park near The Discovery Center on Resevoir Drive.

Love Your Park Week is organized by The Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia...

May 16, 2019

The Philadelphia Watershed Stewardship Program has begun training it's class of 2019.

Participants in the program are right now learning about the plants, animals, history, and geology of our city's green spaces. They're finding out how water ties all of this together,...

May 1, 2019

When you spend a lot of time talking to people about spending time outside, you often hear folks say that it'd be better if most people, especially young people, spent less time on their phones. However, there's a way you can spend time on your phone and it can make yo...

April 15, 2019

LandHealth Institute and The Fairmount Park Conservancy are teaming up with The Philadelphia Water Department to present another year of our innovative Philadelphia Watershed Stewardship Program (PWS)

This program is an opportunity for High-School age youth from Philade...

April 9, 2019

Throughout the Philadelphia Watershed Stewardship program, I have grown and have gained a lot of knowledge of my environment and the world we live in.  When I first started the program I had no clue of what a watershed was. Before I started the program I didn’t really...

April 8, 2019

For the last year I’ve been part of the Cobbs Creek stewardship program. This program has been a very fun and educational experience which gave me something other than work to do during the week. Throughout this year long program we went on a number of trips to differe...

April 8, 2019

The Philadelphia Cobbs Creek stewardship program have taught me  more about nature and about Philly then I have heard from anyone anywhere else. Through this program I have met some amazing people with amazing gifts. They take what they do serious and they love what th...

April 4, 2019

In the Stewardship program I experienced hiking through trails and rivers and fishing. Also, I explored areas that I've either never heard of or never visited before. Such as Mt.Moriah Cemetery, Haddington woods and Morris Park.

One thing that I've learned is how import...

April 3, 2019

My name is Ibrahim Grimes, and I am currently a junior at the Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter school. I consider myself a pretty well-rounded teenager, who likes to hang out with friends, play sports, and tries to do well in school and give back to my community. I...

April 3, 2019

My name is Isa Grimes and I am an 11th grade student at Boys’ Latin Charter School in Philly. This past year, I had the opportunity to be selected to participate as a steward in the Phila. Watershed Program. I was interested in learning more about the environment and o...

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