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LOCATION
Philadelphia, PA
LOCAL WATERSHEDS
Poquessing Creek, Delaware River

PROGRAM DETAILS

The goals of the new Boat & Bike program are to build a constituency of advocates for clean water and the protection of the Poquessing Creek and Delaware River watersheds, and to increase recreational use of the river, promote the many multi-use trails in the area, and develop and enhance river-based tourism.

Boat & Bike will help promote the Circuit—a regional network of hundreds of miles of multi-use trails—by connecting Circuit trail users to Philadelphia's waterways. To do this, Glen Foerd will provide access to a new dock that is being constructed behind its historic carriage house. In addition to the fee-based Boat & Bike experience, Glen Foerd will offer environmental programs for all ages. To increase the public’s opportunity to experience one of most beautiful stretches of the Delaware River in the Philadelphia area, free community boating days will be offered on a limited basis.

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION MISSION

Glen Foerd on the Delaware's mission is to connect visitors to the legacy of Glen Foerd through programs in the arts, nature, and history; and to preserve and protect the landscape, buildings, and collections for the enjoyment and enrichment of the community and future generations.