Monday, March 30, 2015

Think Spring for Earth Week

Runners from the 2014 Lenape Survival Challenge

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy.

The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy invites the community to join in Earth Week events this April.

Registration is open for volunteers and sponsors to participate in the largest clean-up in the region – the Conservancy’s Stream Clean-up on Saturday, April 11. 

Trash not only negatively impacts property values; it can have serious environmental consequences degrading water quality and endangering wildlife. The Conservancy is organizing hundreds of Stream Clean-up volunteers to help remove harmful litter, tires and debris from 45 sites near the Perkiomen Creek, its banks and tributaries.

Then on Saturday, April 25, the Conservancy hosts the Lenape Survival Challenge, an exhilarating two-person team race.

The 23rd annual Lenape Survival Challenge is a unique two-person team race and fundraiser. Part trail run, Spring Mt. climb and paddle, this event connects land and water, testing racers’ speed, stamina and teamwork. Volunteers are needed for many posts starting at 6:30 am.

Sponsorships of both the Stream Clean-up and Lenape Challenge start at just $125. Sponsors are recognized at the event and beyond and support the Conservancy’s work to protect and improve the local environment.

The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy’s mission is to serve all who live, work and play within the Perkiomen Creek Watershed by conserving and protecting the land and water resources of its 362 square-miles through four counties: Montgomery, Berks, Bucks and Lehigh. 

Founded in 1964 to combat pollution in the Perkiomen Creek and its tributaries, today the Conservancy helps ensure quality drinking water for hundreds of local communities including Philadelphia.

A private 501 (c)3 nonprofit, the Conservancy is funded in part through grants, individual and business memberships and generous support through the Protectors of the Perkiomen program.

Here are the details:

Stream Clean-up: 
Organized clean-up of designated sites along Perkiomen Creek, its banks and tributaries
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 9 am – 12 pm
Location: At 45 sites in 362 square-mile watershed
More information:

Lenape Survival Challenge: 
Two-person team race: approx. 4.7 mile trail run plus 2+ mi canoe down Perkiomen
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 9 am
Location: Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy
More information:

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