The Perki-Bay Expedition is designed to be a resource awareness campaign centered on the protection of the Perkiomen Creek.
Day 2 of the Perki-Bay Expedition begins...On to Conshohocken! Thanks to Aqua America, SEI Investments Company, Barry Isett & Associates, Montgomery County Planning Commission, Koaxis Inc. Superior Tube and St. Luke's University Health Network for sponsoring the expedition!
Day 3 of the Perki-Bay Expedition finished at the Philadelphia Canoe Club. We had a great morning on the water and a great afternoon with our conservation partners from The Academy of Natural Sciences, The Pennsylvania Environmental Council, and The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Thanks to The Peak TV and St. Luke's Health Network for their video coverage of the adventure!
The actual project consists of a 5-day paddling expedition where members of our youth conservation program paddle the Perkiomen Creek from its source to the Delaware Bay. Our goal for this expedition is to generate increased community support for the protection of the creek and it's hopeful addition to the Pennsylvania Water Trail Program.
Create Community Awareness and Engagement
* Increase protection for the Perkiomen Creek
* Establish the Perkiomen Creek as a PA State Water Trail
* Highlight the Perkiomen Creek's conservation partners
Develop a Citizen Science Monitoring Program
* Create a network of strategic data points and tests to monitor water quality and creek health
Provide Experiential Learning Opportunities for Youth
* Expedition to serve as a capstone project for the PWC Youth Conservation Corps
* Provide experiential learning opportunities for local high school and college students
Publish an Expedition Documentary
* Highlight conservation needs and challenges for the Perkiomen
* Showcase the PWC's conservation partners
* Explore the recreational opportunities that the Perkiomen affords
* Document the expedition and use the documentary as a teaching tool
* Disseminate the documentary to the local community
Expedition Quick Facts:
Dates: June 26 – 30, 2017
Total Mileage: 60 Miles
Paddling the trip:
10 Conservation Corps Members
3 Conservancy Staff
3 Research Members
3 Film Crew
2 Safety Boats
Day 1 – PWC Headquarters to Mill Grove Audubon (11 miles – Perkiomen Creek)
Day 2 – To Conshohocken (13 miles – Perkiomen/Schuylkill River)
Day 3 – To Boathouse Row / Fairmont Water Works (13 miles – Schuylkill River)
Day 4 – To Fort Mifflin (10 miles – Schuylkill/Delaware River)
Day 5 – To Marcus Hook Municipal Park (13 miles – Delaware River)
Thank you to our Expedition sponsors!
Contact Ryan Beltz to learn how
you or your business can get involved!
Support the Perki-Bay Expedition!
More than 28 people and businesses have already donated $8,754. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $12,000 by July 4th.
Academy of Natural Sciences, Philly Canoe Club,
Upper Perkiomen High School, Wilderness Canoes
Sponsor - Financial Contributor
* 60 Mile Club - $60 sponsorship includes expedition t-shirt and recognition on the PWC website.
* Flag Sponsor - Flags to be flown on canoes during expedition
* $1000 - Full Flag with only your logo
* $500 - Half Flag with two sponsor logos
* $250 - Quarter Flag with four sponsor logos
Partner - In-Kind Good or Service Provider
* Partners support the expedition by providing speakers, lodging, expertise, other in-kind good or services or the waiving of fees that would otherwise by incurred by the expedition.
Advocate - Expedition Promoter
*Parties who actively engage in the promotion of the Perki-Bay Expedition via email or social media, handing expedition flyers or passing out expedition literature or by providing time or space for the Conservancy to advertise the expedition.