URBAN ECOLOGY BLOG

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February 24, 2020

Your average Naturalist has a close relationship to their books. Now, I’m not saying it needs to work that way or works that way for everyone; I’m sure that people have been paying close attention to the natural world long before books, and that there’s a lot of folks...

February 17, 2020

Earlier this month LandHealth Institute moved into shared office space with Neighborhood Bike Works. Why would an organization dedicated to connecting people with Nature move in with an organization dedicated to strengthening community through providing equitable acces...

February 14, 2020

At LandHealth Institute, we have a special interest in neglected urban land. Neglected land in a city isn’t just an eyesore or a place that attracts crime and illegal dumping. It can be those things- but, if it’s taken care of, it can also become a place of possibility...

February 10, 2020

At LandHealth Institute, our mission is to restore connections between nature and people. 

You are already connected with nature in so many ways. You breath air full of oxygen exhaled by plants, drink water that has cycled through the rivers and the oceans countless tim...

January 30, 2020

Our last post mentioned the plight of the Monarch butterfly, and how Philadelphia, as an urban area, is uniquely positioned to help ameliorate this plight. Well, this spring one of our Philadelphia Water Stewards, Christian Kelly of the USchool, decided to take action...

January 27, 2020

Even though most people can’t identify any butterflies, I’d be willing to bet that of those who can identify a butterfly, most of them can identify a Monarch. It’s orange and black, it’s large, it flies slowly and out in the open, and it often occurs in large numbers....

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...

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