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Kid Friendly Hike with Marv Schwartz

Valley Green Inn Valley Green Road at Forbidden Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Meet at the Valley Green Inn Starting from the Valley Green Inn, we will head downstream along Forbidden Drive, talking about the history, geology and wildlife of the Wissahickon. We will descend the stone steps to the Livezey Dam and we will visit the little known Gorgas Creek Cave. After crossing the Mt. Airy bridge we will hike upstream on the very rocky, hillside trail. We will pass through the artistic, steel mesh structure known as Fingerspan Bridge and take a snack break on the stone steps high above the stream. We will continue past the historic Livezey House and

Philly Talks Trash- From Packaging to Pollution

Zoom, Online Only

It’s the annual season for gift giving and that time of year when the U.S. sees an almost 25% increase in waste. This is a bonanza for the packaging industry, a significant boost in demand for plastic products, and further rationale for the fossil fuel industry to continue fracking. Join us virtually on Thursday, December 15, 6:30 - 8:00pm, for our next Philly Talks Trash Program, “From Packaging to Pollution,” a discussion led by experts who will provide a detailed look at how the fossil fuel industry is responsible for the huge rise in plastic manufacturing. We’ll discuss how this