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United by Blue’s Darby Creek Cleanup at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

August 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Free

Nestled within Philadelphia’s concrete jungle, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge serves as an urban oasis and sanctuary protecting and preserving Darby Creek and surrounding Tinicum Marsh. Established in 1972 as America’s first wildlife refuge, John Heinz NWR is home to a large variety of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and over 300 bird species including many threatened and endangered species. Darby Creek, which runs through the refuge,  plays a vital role for migrating fish and birds. Due it ‘s proximity to the urban world, the creek is constantly threatened by toxic storm water run- off and dumped litter. It is important that we take care of Philadelphia’s rare natural world, and protect the wildlife that call this city home. Please join United by Blue to clean up Darby Creek at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.

United by Blue will provide all of the cleanup supplies. All volunteers will have the chance with win United by Blue prizes. Please be sure to wear closed toe shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or wet!

United by Blue thanks all of the partners who have made this cleanup possible:    Partnership for the Delaware Estuary,   Philadelphia Water Department,   United States Fish and Wildlife Service,   Keep Philadelphia Beautiful,   Penn Beer,   Anheuser-Busch River Network  and   Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry. This cleanup is a part of the national Budweiser America Made Better platform, which supports water conservation by connecting adults across the country to local watershed cleanups, particularly in connection to Made in America events like the one in Philadelphia at the end of August. This cleanup is a part of the national Budweiser America Made Better platform, which supports water conservation by connecting adults across the country to local watershed cleanups, particularly in connection to Made in America events like the one in Philadelphia at the end of August.

 

To learn more or to register, visit UnitedbyBlue.com/DarbyCreek

Details

Date:
August 26, 2017
Time:
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
UnitedbyBlue.com/DarbyCreek

Organizer

United By Blue
Phone:
2152787858
Email:
jen@unitedbyblue.com
View Organizer Website

Venue

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
8601 Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19153 United States
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