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This Week in the Watershed 2/7/21

Although many in person events are canceled due to the pandemic, plenty of virtual or distanced events are happening across the watershed this week! Join local parks and environmental centers to hear about bats, go birding, or learn how to winterize your house. Check out our list of events you might enjoy from Monday, February 7th through Sunday, February 13th. Remember to click the events tab at GoPhillyGo.org to find more upcoming events and stay tuned for more information about the upcoming Great Backyard Bird Count. 

Daily, Times Vary: Run with Me in Tacony Creek Park 

Join your neighbors for a fun run or bike through Tacony Creek Trail! Times vary between 5:30am - 7:00am on weekdays, click through to the event to find the full list of times. All participants must wear masks and maintain six feet of distance from other attendees while participating.

Tuesday at 1:00pm - Wildlife of the Week: Love in the Wild

In honor of Valentine’s Day, tune in to the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge’s Facebook page to learn about animals that form lifelong partnerships in nature.

Tuesday at 6:00pm - Weatherization and Energy Cost Workshop

Join the Discovery Center and a panel of experts to learn how to weatherize your home in order to conserve energy and save on costs during the winter.

Tuesday at 6:30pm - Webinar: The Great Backyard Bird Count

Love birds? Join TTF Watershed to learn how you can get involved in the Great Backyard Bird Count which happens across the world from February 12th-15th. 

Wednesday at 5:30pm - Virtual Open House: East Fairmount Park

Learn about all the upcoming projects, programs, and volunteer events happening this year in East Fairmount Park. Join staff from Fairmount Park Conservancy & Philadelphia Parks and Recreation for this Zoom webinar and be in the know about everything coming to the park in 2021!

Thursday at 7:00pm - Virtual Speaker Series - PA Bat Rescue

Join Lehigh Gap Nature Center to learn about bats, their role in ecosystems, and the work that PA Bat Rescue does to rehabilitate injured bats. 

Saturday at 8:30am - Great Backyard Bird Count in Tacony Creek Park

Make sure to register in advance for this free bird walk in Spanish and English through Tacony Creek Park as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count. 

Saturday at 10:00am - 12:00am - Schuylkill Saturday: Valentine’s Day

Join the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education for a self-guided family friendly nature activity. Pick up an exploration kit at the Visitor Center between 10:00am and 12:00pm and then head out on the trails with your family to complete the activities in a socially distant way. This Saturday is a special Valentine's Day kit.