On the Water Consortium


Our Vision

The Cities of Philadelphia and Camden look very different when viewed from their rivers.  Indeed, from the earliest days of their founding right through to the mid-twentieth century, this is how they were predominantly seen and experienced.  Continuing the earlier traditions of the native Lenape, the new settlements and new economies were then organized around and towards the Cooper, Delaware, and Schuylkill Rivers, as well as their smaller tributaries.

With the support of the William Penn Foundation, six existing programs run by nonprofits in Philadelphia and Camden.... Each program already engages in youth boat-building, on-water trekking, community boating, and watershed studies, and we are creating a regional, on the water “trails” network that builds on each program’s individual neighborhood initiatives. This website provides an introduction to this Consortium, and especially to the activities of each of its member organizations.  Read more....

Maitreyi Roy

Bartram’s Garden

Meg Sharp Walton

Glen Foerd on the Delaware

Michael Flynn

Independence Seaport Museum


Brett Hart

Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory

Nicholas Pagon

Philadelphia Waterborne

Jim Cummings



Our Members

Click to learn more:

On the Water Consortium: OTWConsortium.org

Project Manager
Gamal D. Sherif

Eils Lotozo

Web Design
James P. Lewis

Project Director
Nicholas Pagon

On the Water Consortium website is made possible through the support of the William Penn Foundation.