SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corp.

Delaware River Waterfront Corp.

April 25, 2013 09:53 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ecofest! -- Riverfront Community Event at Washington Avenue Green

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - Apr 25, 2013) - -- Delaware River Waterfront Corp.

WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 8:30am - 12:30pm

WHERE: Washington Avenue Green, Columbus Boulevard & Washington Avenue (enter between Coast Guard Station and the Sheet Metal Workers' building)

WHAT: The Friends of Washington Avenue Green (www.washingtonavenuegreen.com) and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com) will host a community event at the site of the next Delaware River waterfront pier park. This will be an opportunity for the public to learn more about the evolving public park and trail system on the Delaware River in South Philadelphia and see new designs for Pier 53. The new pier park is expected to include public access to the end of the pier with panoramic views of the river, amenities for passive recreation, places to touch the water, and innovative ecological improvements which will provide environmental and habitat benefits. The event will include guided bird and ecology walks and activities for kids, including environmentally-themed crafts and wildlife exploration.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

  • 8:30-9:30am Bird Walk (led by member of Friends of Washington Avenue Green)
  • 9:30-11:00am Hands-on Activities (environmentally-themed crafts and wildlife exploration)
  • 11:00-11:30am Pier 53 Design Presentation (Scott Quitel, principal at AES design firm)
  • 11:30am-12:30pm Urban Ecology Walk (led by Scott Quitel, principal at AES design firm)

PARKING: Sheetmetal Workers Union Hall parking lot, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd.

BACKGROUND: The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is a nonprofit created in January 2009 exclusively for the benefit of the City of Philadelphia and its citizens. The fundamental purpose of DRWC is to design, develop and manage the central Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia. DRWC is transforming the waterfront into a vibrant destination location for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia. DRWC's Master Plan for the Central Delaware can be seen here: www.plancentraldelaware.com/project-info/current-work/. Learn more about DRWC at www.delawareriverwaterfront.com.

Friends of Washington Avenue Green is a volunteer community group formed to provide stewardship for Washington Avenue Green and the future pier park at Pier 53 south. www.washingtonavenuegreen.com

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