Category: River

May 22, 2024

EPA Awards Remediation Funding for Future Field Station Site

On May 20, we were thrilled to join U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), and Mayor Cherelle Parker for the announcement of new…

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April 25, 2024

Spotlight on Water Quality Monitoring

This article was written by Valerie Onifade, River Program Coordinator, and Chloe Wang, River Program Manager for the print version of the April 2024 Bartram’s Garden collaboration with the Southwest…

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October 12, 2023

2023 Southwest Fish-Off

The Southwest Fish-Off had 31 participants, and 65 fish were caught in 4 hours. The species caught were white perch, channel catfish, bluegill, American eel, emerald shiner, and yellow perch….

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July 26, 2023

River Staff Featured by PennEnvironment

Did you catch members of the Bartram’s Garden river staff in the news last week? River Program Coordinator Valerie and Alliance for Watershed Education Fellow Ammarava were featured in a…

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July 5, 2022

“Coming Soon to 56th Street”

This article appeared in the print edition of our special issue of the July Southwest Globe Times Coming Soon to 56th Street Have you heard? A new Ecosystems Education Center and…

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June 5, 2020

A Letter from Bartram’s Garden to the PA Department of Environmental Protection

This post was written by Carly Schmidt and originally published by our partners at River Network. In the days of the Clean Water Act, the Lower Schuylkill River was a…

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July 12, 2016

Bartram History: A River Walk in 1884

Bartram’s Garden curator Joel Fry recently came across a written anecdote about our area from 1884. Arthur Bliss, a physician, wrote a book called Blockley Days: Memories and Impressions of…

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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 or grow food, trees, and more.

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.