Past Projects

GLEN FOERD STREAMBANK RESTORATION PROJECT
This project was made possible with funding from PECO Energy

Historic View of the Poquessing Creek at Glen Foerd

Historic View of the Poquessing Creek at Glen Foerd

The confluence of the Poquessing Creek and the Delaware River (viewed from the base of the stream bank; presently inaccessible to the public due to safety concerns)

The confluence of the Poquessing Creek and the Delaware River (viewed from the base of the stream bank; presently inaccessible to the public due to safety concerns)

Bamboo Stands block visitors’ view from the walking trail above the stream bank.

Bamboo Stands block visitors’ view from the walking trail above the stream bank.

Grant writer Suzanne Zlotnick at the base of the stream bank, next to the historic retaining wall covered mainly by invasive species

Grant writer Suzanne Zlotnick at the base of the stream bank, next to the historic retaining wall covered mainly by invasive species

Glen Foerd

EARTH FORCE WATERSHED EDUCATION KIT

Earth Force logo

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.

To receive more information about Earth Force’s Watershed Education kit, contact them on facebook at the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delaware-Valley-Earth-Force/108639595837228

LOESCH ELEMENTARY MEADOW PROJECT

Loesche Elementary logomeadow project pic

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.
For more information see the link below:

http://www.phillywatersheds.org/

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!

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