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Press Release posted June 18, 2012
OPENING CELEBRATION FOR NEW BARTRAM SEGMENT OF THE SCHUYLKILL RIVER TRAIL
A new segment of the Schuylkill River Trail has recently been completed at Bartram's Garden, America's first botanic garden.
Bartram's Garden (June 18, 2012)
What: A new segment of the Schuylkill River Trail has recently been completed at Bartram's Garden, America's first botanic garden. The trail will improve access to this National Historic Landmark and will connect to a regional trail system. This official celebration will include brief remarks by dignitaries and partners and free bicycle helmet giveaway.
Where: Bartram's Garden is located at 54th Street & Lindbergh Boulevard in Southwest Philadelphia. Free parking is available on-site.
When: Thursday, June 21, 2012, from 2:30 - 4:00 pm.
Who: Organized by the non-profit John Bartram Association. Our partners for this project include the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia , City of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department , Neighborhood Bike Works , the Pennsylvania Environmental Council , and the Schuylkill River Development Corporation .
Media Ops: Interviews with John Bartram Association Interim Director Stephanie Phillips will be available from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Photo opportunities of the recently finished trail juxtaposed with City skyline and historic buildings and bicycle helmet giveaway. Video opportunities of remarks by dignitaries and partners.
More: The John Bartram Association's mission is to protect and enhance the landmark Bartram's Garden and House, advance the Bartram legacy of discovery, gardening and art, and inspire audiences of all ages to care for the natural world. The Garden is a 45-acre National Historic Landmark is operated by the member-supported Association in cooperation with the City of Philadelphia.
Bartram's Garden was established in 1728 by John Bartram, America's first botanist, who was endlessly curious about the natural world. He truly believed that all living things were beautiful in their own right. His explorations of wild American landscapes were deeply influential to Europeans who were hungry for any and all information about the New World.