Welcome Danielle!

New Bartrams Member Danielle Reden
February 11, 2015

In January, we welcomed Danielle Redden on staff as the new River Program Manager at Bartram’s Garden. As part of a new strategic direction for Bartram’s, Danielle will be working to connect more people to Philly’s “Hidden River” – the Schuylkill – than ever before. In her words, “I have been navigating the magical grace of the lower Schuylkill River for over 14 years and am so lucky to have this opportunity to bring water-based programming to Southwest Philadelphia. We will be constructing a community boathouse and launching a public paddling program this summer!”

The 2nd annual RiverFest & Tidal Schuylkill River Boat Parade will take place this year on June 14. Expect free canoe and kayak rides, music, and lots of fun for the whole family! And starting June 20, we’ll be offering free public paddling sessions on the Schuylkill every Saturday through September, from 11 am to 3 pm. All ages and paddling skills are welcome! Kayaks, rowboats and lifejackets will be available for 30 minute paddles – first-come, first served – in the quiet and scenic stretch of the river off the Bartram boat dock. If you’ve never paddled before, our boathouse crew will be on-hand to offer instruction and safety tips.

In addition to Saturday public paddles, the boathouse will offer monthly member paddles and occasional special paddling trips, including evening sunset paddles and themed tours of this unique stretch of river. Stay tuned for more exciting developments along our stretch of the lower Schuylkill River in 2015!

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

Follow the Schuylkill River Trail from the North Mile to 56th Street and beyond.

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.