Revitalizing the Delaware

Renewed public interest and investment in the river, through ecological restoration projects, stormwater management, and long-range plans, are restoring the Delaware to a thriving river, and stimulating the revitalization of the communities around it.

Reconnecting communities

Philadelphia’s industrial might and its location along the Delaware River catapulted it to international renown as the “Workshop of the World.” The river provided water and food for residents, transportation for industry, and was used for recreation, but worsening pollution and extensive industrial development cut the river off from people. As part of the East Coast Greenway, the North Delaware Riverfront Greenway is reconnecting local communities with the Delaware River.

Get Involved

Community involvement is essential to building the North Delaware Greenway and the larger projects it is part of. The DRCC and its partners offer many opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteer work days, river walks and park tours, submitting media, or contributing your skills to daily operation.

Ground Broken on the Delaware Ave Extension Project!

Last week brought excitement to the Bridesburg community as ground was officially broken on the Delaware Avenue extension! This project, the brain child of Robert Borski, DRCC’s founder and Chair, extends the avenue from Lewis Street to Orthodox Street, relieving I-95 congestion and improving the community’s access to the Delaware River. You can read all […]

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May 15th - Save the Date for Our Spring Fling!

Despite the sub-freezing temperatures suggesting otherwise, spring is right around the corner and that means we at DRCC are getting ready to host our 4th annual Spring Fling. This year, we have even more to celebrate as we acknowledge the 10th anniversary of our inception and pay honor to individuals and community organizations that have […]

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Watch the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!

For those of you who were unable to attend the Port Richmond Trail ceremony, it’s available on You Tube at the following link:  Sit back, relax and enjoy it as we had fun on a beautiful day in October!

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Port Richmond Trail Is OPEN!

The Port Richmond Trail section, on which the ribbon was cut on Oct. 29, 2013, is 1.6 miles extending from Richmond & Allegheny east along Allegheny to Delaware at Pulaski Park and then north on Delaware to Lewis Street. In the Spring the City will begin construction on a 1 mile extension of Delaware Avenue […]

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Two Upcoming Events!

On Saturday, Oct. 26th, beginning at 9 a.m., DRCC will host a Volunteer Day at Lardner’s Point Park, Levick Street at the River, next to the Lardner’s Point Pumping Station and just south of the Tacony Palmyra Bridge.  We will be doing a fall planting and sprucing up the park.  All the help we can […]

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Successful Spring at D.R.C.C.

Much has been happening in the last couple of months for our organization.  We completed not one, but TWO Volunteer Days.  In April, we worked with C.L.I.P., PEC River Ambassadors, and the PSC Falcons, along with lots of other helping hands, to clean, clear and refurbish at Pennypack on the Delaware.  Just over a week […]

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A Successful Port Richmond Trail Groundbreaking Event

We had a very successful groundbreaking yesterday.  Speakers at the event included US Rep. Allyson Schwartz, Deputy Mayor Michael DeBerardinis, State Senator Michael Stack, State Rep. John Taylor, Lisa Deeley representing Councilman Bobby Henon, Deputy Secretary John Giordano of the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Jamie McDermott of Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, Paul King, President […]

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Port Richmond Trail Groundbreaking!

There will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the Port Richmond Trail section of the Delaware Riverfront Greenway on Friday, October 19th at 10 a.m.  The event will take place at Delaware & Allegheny Avenues, just north of the entrance to Pulaski Park.  All are welcome and we hope you will be able to join us […]

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Port Richmond Trail to go to Construction

  The design is complete and the project was bid on July 12.  The contract preparation work is now taking place, the City expects to award the contract in September and, if all goes well, construction will start in October.   The project extends along Allegheny Avenue from Monkiewicz Playground, at Richmond Street, to Pulaski […]

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Lardner’s Point Opening

Lardner’s Point Park- the newest segment of the East Coast Greenway- opened May 14, 2012 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by many organizations, local residents,  Mayor Michael Nutter, and the press. The DRCC managed the transformation of Lardner’s Point from a forgotten parcel covered with invasive plants into a publicly accessible stretch of restored shoreline. The […]

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