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Photos from Walking Tour & Green Fair

Updated: Sep 8, 2019

Walkers gathered at Houtman Park, the start point of the Walking Tour

Walk Leader, Abbie Wysor, instructed Walkers at the start of the 2.5 mile Walking Tour

The Walk Route was depicted on a map created by Walking Tour Organizing Committee member, Carole Smith

Walkers exited Houtman Park to start the Walking Tour

Cindy Hodgson, who led our sign making party, with her husband, Barry Halkin, at Manchester Park stop

Robin Lasersohn, Co-Chair of Keep Media Green, announced the planting of a redbud tree to enhance Manchester Park

Donna Cusano and Theresa Ann Dotts planted the tree! Their gardening companies, Eco Groovy Gardening and Heaven on Earth Gardening Services, along with Garden Influence and Redbud Native Plant Nursery, sponsored the tree planting. For more info, visit our sponsors page

Brooke Forry, resident of E. State Street, explained local concern about preserving the whole city block of green space at 300 E. State Street

Keep Media Green is seeking a win-win solution for preventing the construction of a 23-unit apartment complex at 300 E. State Street

The property has many mature trees in need of protection

The Walking Tour proceeded west on State Street

Mayor Bob McMahon greeted the Walking Tour at the Media Borough Municipal Center

Rest and rehydration at the Media Municipal Center

Media Borough Council president, Brian Hall, at the future pocket park at 5th & Broomall Streets

Walkers stopped at the site of the future pocket park at 5th & Broomall Streets

Media Borough Councilperson, Amy Johnson, explained the process of acquiring and designing the future pocket park at 5th & Broomall Streets. She has led a number of the Borough's environmental initiatives in recent years.

Keep Media Green board member, Will House, at 5th & Broomall Streets stop

Children admired one of the trees at 5th & Broomall Streets

Terry Rumsey & Robin Lasersohn, Co-Chairs of Keep Media Green, display the pocket park plans

Walking south on Orange Street between Third and Fourth Streets

Gathering at the main entrance to Glen Providence Park, Delaware County's oldest park, which has been improved by the steadfast efforts of the Friends of Glen Providence Park

Group shot in front of the historic stage at Glen Providence Park

Walking through Glen Providence Park on the Ice House trail with Friends of Glen Providence Park president, Stephanie Gaboriault

The final leg of the Walk

Walkers were greeted by the uplifting music of The Magic Number (Holly Hoffman, Monica Moran, and Shannon Robards Davidson)

Terry explained Keep Media Green's determination to protect the entire 45-acre ecosystem comprised by Glen Providence Park and the adjacent 12-acre Broomall's tract

Media Borough Councilperson, Lisa Johnson, explained how the Borough's Comprehensive Plan calls for the preservation of open green space

Michael Straw, staffperson for State Representative Chris Quinn and a member of the Walking Tour Organizing Committee, expressed his passion for green space as wildlife habitat

Elaine Paul Schaefer, founder of the Radnor Conservancy, Director of Schyukill River Greenways, and a candidate for Delaware County Council, explained the economic benefits of green space preservation

Phil Yeaulon was on hand for face painting!

Butterfly face magic!

The Green Fair picnic included free hotdogs and other refreshments. Visit our sponsors page to check out the local stores that contributed

Meg Rumsey-Lasersohn fed a monarch butterfly raised by Walking Tour Committee member, Theresa Ann Dotts. Theresa is proprietor of Heaven on Earth Gardening Services, one of the sponsors of the redbud tree planting at Manchester Park

Jackie Kent of the Philadelphia Metro Wildlife Center, introduced Fair goers to "Russell Crow," their popular wildlife ambassador

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