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Kayaking Program

Ready to see Philly from a new perspective?

Paddle the Schuylkill River this Summer!

LandHealth is excited to announce that we recently received grant funding from the William Penn Foundation to start a kayaking program on the upper Schuylkill River, above Fairmount Water Works. Lead support for the project is provided by the William Penn Foundation. As part of this program, LandHealth will offer free weekly boating opportunities for community members of all experience levels to safely explore Philadelphia from its waterways, through guided expeditions and open-paddle, public boating days. This program allows us to grow our educational programs and community offerings, opening up a whole river of possibilities for exploring Philly’s natural spaces! From sunset paddles to community science surveys on the Schuylkill, keep an eye on your email for updates about specific program dates and locations. 

Riverways Collaborative 


This funding supports our ongoing work as a member of the Riverways Collaborative, a coalition of six member organizations–Discovery Pathways, Bartram’s Garden, Glen Foerd, and LandHealth Institute in Philly, and Urban Promise and the Center for Aquatic Sciences in Camden, NJ–engaging the urban waterways to increase safe, equitable access to our natural resources and to improve the water quality of area streams and rivers. This newly funded kayaking program will allow us to showcase the beauty and importance of our local watersheds, and make a splash while doing so! 

Want to get your team, staff, or students out on the water? To arrange an independent kayaking opportunity (guided or open) and/or on-water ecology-based lesson for your group this summer, please contact Mayci Shimon,, about group pricing.

More Information Coming Soon!

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