GLEN FOERD STREAMBANK RESTORATION PROJECT
This project was made possible with funding from PECO Energy
Historic View of the Poquessing Creek at Glen Foerd
EARTH FORCE WATERSHED EDUCATION KIT
FOPW partnered with the Delaware Valley Earth Force (DVEF) by piloting the first DVEF education program at the Loesche Elementary School. As a follow up, 100 teachers in the Poquessing Watershed received environmental education training through DVEF. Since it was founded, DVEF has grown and currently organizes environmental education projects throughout the schools in our region.
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LOESCH ELEMENTARY MEADOW PROJECT
FOPW helped launch the Philadelphia Water Department’s Waterways Restoration Team by doing an educational mini-meadow project with the team’s co-founders at the Loesche Elementary School in Northeast Philadelphia. The project was funded with a grant from the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. The Waterways Restoration Team removes items such as abandoned cars which leak oil, shopping carts, and old tires from the creeks that flow through Philadelphia. This team and the Green City, Clean Waters program have become stewardship models for other cities in the U.S.A.
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ST. CHRISTOPHER SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL PLANTING PROJECT
Another successful education project was held at the St. Christopher School and the adjacent Cranaleith Spiritual Center in Northeast Philadelphia in partnership with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, the Pennypack Environmental Center and the Philadelphia Water Department. Students learned about the Poquessing Watershed and planted native trees and shrubs in their schoolyard. An educational event was held at the Cranaleith Spiritual Center for the students’ families and neighbors who received free rain barrels from PWD!