Philadelphia Global Water Initiative Conference

Registration for the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative's 7th Annual Conference is still open!  The theme of this year's event is "Urban Water Solutions for the Developing World".  Kusum Athukorala has been announced as the keynote speaker.  She is the chair of NetWater and also the Sri Lanka Water Partnership.  In 2012, she was the recipient of the Women and Water Award by the International Water Association. 

UPDATE: There is a discounted registration price of $10 for all students!

DATE: April 10, 2014 at 8:00am – 5:00PM
LOCATION: Behrakis Hall, Drexel University , 32nd and Chestnut Streets Philadelphia, PA 19104
COST: Student $10.00  |  General   $60.00  |   NGO $40.00


Julie Hancher, green blogger extraordinaire and founder of, is hosting a Park Cleanup this Saturday, April 5th from 10 AM - 1 PM at the community field at 8th & Poplar in Northern Liberties. Many people play intermural sports leagues here so the fields get dirty often. 

She'll have FREE breakfast (bagels and coffee) for volunteers in the AM and will supply shovels, rakes, gloves & trash bags to clean up. If you can bring a spare clean up tool (shovels and bags) to lend for the event, it’ll be very much appreciated.

Here's the official FB event, so you can join and remember all the details.

Let her know if you'll be participating this year!

DATE: Saturday, April 5th from 10 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: 8th & Poplar Field in Northern Liberties
COST: You get a FREE BREAKFAST! How’s that?
REGISTRATION: Join on FaceBook at


Join the Friends of the Wissahickon and the Philadelphia Parks Alliance today at the City Council Operating Budget Hearing at City Hall. Parks & Recreation isstill $5 million short of
the approved budget for FY 2009, and we need to close that gap for FY 2015! Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis will be testifying and we want to pack Council chambers with Park and Recreation advocates from every neighborhood in the city.

Come out and  show your strong and organized support for an increase in budget allocations. While Mayor Nutter’s proposed increase of $500,000 for programming in FY 2015 is a good start, it’s not enough. We need them to invest in programming and restore the remaining $5 million!

DATE: Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:30 (or later)
LOCATION: Philadelphia City , Broad and Market Streets, Room 400