BARTRAM’S MILE: Ribbon-Cutting & Grand Opening with Mayor Jim Kenney

April 20, 2017

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Bartram’s Garden hosts the ribbon-cutting of the new 1.1 mile Bartram’s Mile Trail, a new segment of the Circuit Trails that expands the Schuylkill River Trail to connect Southwest Philadelphia to the City’s parks and the Schuylkill River.

This project was made possible through support from the William Penn Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Lenfest Foundation, The McLean Contributionship, NOAA Coastal Zone Management Program, PennDOT, the City of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Philadelphia Commerce Department, Philadelphia Water Department, and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell.

WHEN:

Saturday, April 22, 2017

11:00am to 12:00pm

WHERE:

The new Bandstand at Bartram’s Garden

56th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19143

PROGRAM:

11:00am to 11:55am

Ribbon-cutting ceremony with the following (in order speaking):

·         Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, City of Philadelphia

·         Mayor Jim Kenney, City of Philadelphia

·         Michael DiBerardinis, Managing Director, City of Philadelphia

·         Janet Haas, M.D., Chair of The William Penn Foundation

·         Sam Gill, Senior Adviser to the Pres. & VP/Learning & Impact, Knight Foundation

·         Senator Anthony H. Williams, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

·         Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, City of Philadelphia

·         Commissioner Debra McCarty, Philadelphia Water Department

·         Representative Joanna McClinton, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

·         Maitreyi Roy, Executive Director, Bartram’s Garden

·         Freeway, Recording Artist and Community Health Advocate

 

11:55am to 12:00pm

Official ribbon cutting and photo opportunity

I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Birds

Boating & Fishing

Flowers, Plants & Trees

Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Stroll the Schuylkill River Trail or join us for biking!

Birds

Look up! More than 100 species of birds rely on this ecosystem.

Boating & Fishing

Enjoy all that the Tidal Schuylkill River has to offer.

Flowers, Plants & Trees

See what’s blooming, find a favorite tree, and stroll the gardens and natural lands.

Gardening

Bring the Garden home! Shop for plants and grow your own food.

History

Uncover the interconnected stories of this historic site.

Kids' Activities

Join us year-round to learn, make, share, and wonder.

Sankofa Community Farm

“Go back and get it!” Growing food sovereignty with an African Diaspora focus.

Southwest Philadelphia

Resources and opportunities especially for neighbors in Southwest Philly.

Water Quality

Find our latest data on the river’s bacteria levels and recent rainfall.

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Enjoy upcoming workshops, self-care, and events. Are you a Southwest artist? Let’s partner!

Youth Internships

Calling Southwest students: paid internships available with the river, the farm, and the trees.