Environment Day at Center in the Park

Julie Slavet
Sep 22, 2009

Center in the Park’s Senior Environment Corps hosted a wonderful event on Friday, September 19: their annual Environment Day. TTF was proud to be able to come out and meet with community members and celebrate all of the Senior Environment Corp’s hard work. For those of you who don’t know, the Senior Environment Corps is a dedicated group seniors who, among many other things, monitors the water quality in our local waterways. If you want to lean more, you can go to the SEC website, or check out this great documentary about them, Knee Deep.

In addition to the Senior Environment Corps, there were plenty of local organizations representing Philadelphia’s environmental and senior communities, including: Friends of the Wissahickon, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadephia Water Department, Philadelphia Senior Center, The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Hansberry Garden and Nature Center, and Center in the Park. Speakers included John Armstead from the EPA, who talked about some of the connections between the environment, economics and health, and Drew Brown from Philadelphia Water Department, who explained the water cycle and some of our specific water issues in Philadelphia.

Thanks to everyone for a great event!

Ashley and Katie work the TTF Display Table at Environment Day

Katie and Fred Lewis, Volunteer Coordinator for Senior Environment Corps and TTF Board Member

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