"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only

thing that ever has."
-Margaret Mead (1902-1978); Cultural Anthropologist

Fairmount Park, in partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department, is proposing improvements to the Manayunk Canal, which would include minor restoration work on the upper locks and Sluice house, bank stabilization work as well as removal of sediment to increase water flow into and through the canal.

Plantings along Towpath by Rector Street

Along Towpath on near Leverington

Towpath between Rector and Lock Street

Rector Steet

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October 19th workday with Lower Merion High School's BuildOn

Barmoth Plantings Old Cynwyd Station

New Cynwyd Station

 Love Your Park May 2013 Signature Series-Wissinoming Park

Love Your Park Fall Service Day at Jefferson Square, Sacks Playground, and Manton St. Park & Community Garden

Love Your Park Fall Service Day at Jefferson Square, Sacks Playground, and Manton St. Park & Community Garden

Love Your Park Fall Service Day at Jefferson Square, Sacks Playground, and Manton St. Park & Community Garden

Mifflin Square Work Day

Kitchen’s Lane new stone staircase

Building new trail at Kitchens Lane. National Trails day.

Trail Maintenance with the Student Conservation Association.

Trail closure and restoration at Kitchens Lane

Repairing benches along Forbidden Drive Friends of the Wissahickon structures crew.

Gate repair on Wise Mill Road. Friends of the Wissahickon Structures Crew.

Milling fallen trees into reusable lumber for use on park structures.

Native planting to enhance restoration of closed areas. Andorra Natural Area.

Trail closure with split rail fence, native plantings, and debris fill.

Stone structure building and native plant restoration. Kitchens Lane.

 Received $25,000 William Penn Foundation

$60,000 Restoration Fund $85,000 = Extensive invasive removal & meadow planting Matched with 600+ trees and shrubs through Tree Vitalize Matched with Parks & Recreation Crew Work

Bulk of work on Ottinger Tract Remainder planted along trail

Lower section of the Fountain Street Steps August 2010

Lower section of the Fountain Street Steps August 2013

Upper Section Fountain Street Steps- Fall 2013

NY Iron Weed at the Fountain Street Steps

Tow Path at Stinky Island before MLK Day 2013

-after MLK Day 2013

Tow Path at Green Lane before MLK Day 2013

Tow Path at Green Lane after MLK Day 2013

Fountain Street Steps- Christmas 2012

Two On Tuesday at the Fountain Street Steps

Matt Sabia always keeps his group loose Red Bud at Fountain Street Steps

Kevin Smith and Upenn students posing after major vine cutting

Team Marlene won the scavenger hunt at Germany Hill during MLKD 2013

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Planted 46 trees on Love Your Park Work Day

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