Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP), in partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), will host an educational picnic event for the public to discuss how water management interacts with green spaces.
This blanketside-chat will explore how green infrastructure addresses our combined sewer overflows AND provides many co-benefits (jobs, health, greening and beautification, raising property values). The event will emphasize the importance of public education about Philadelphia’s water history, current water infrastructure, and individuals’ connection to water. Providing environmental education and stewardship opportunities in storm drain marking, Rain Check program, and Soak It Up Adoption will allow attendees to play a positive role in the health of our waterways and watersheds.
11:30 Meet other picnic attendees, find a spot
11:45 Welcome from YIP and Liberty Lands
12:00 Presentation from PWD
12:45 Enjoy the park!
Bring your lunch and we'll provide the blankets and light refreshments! Come learn about how green infrastructure is working for Philadelphia and where you can lend a hand to volunteer.
This event is free but if you would like to be a pay-it-forward attendee (paying the way for another engaged citizen to attend a YIP event), choose the Pay-it-forward Attendee ticket below. If you would like to attend and become a supporting member of YIP, choose the Supporting Member ticket. Supporting Membership Benefits are:
- FREE admission to monthly Get Involved Happy Hour
- 20% discount to all YIP events
- One free drink ticket at #SOYP17 Opening Night Civic Engagement Fair
- Contribution to support YIP’s programming and name listed on YIP website
RAIN LOCATION: If it rains, the picnic will be moved to the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) offices on the 8th floor at 190 N Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Register for the event and watch your email for updates.