Philadelphia – May 5th, 2022– Riverfront North Partnership, a nonprofit partner to Philadelphia Parks and Recreation in creating, activating, and stewarding an 11-mile greenway on the Delaware River in Northeast Philadelphia, celebrated its annual Spring Fling and Silent Auction today. Proceeds from the event support free outdoor programs and land restoration projects along its network of parks and trails. The event was held at Glen Foerd on the Delaware.
Riverfront North Partnership presented the Outstanding Volunteer award to park advocate and president of the former Friends of Pennypack Park, Linde Lauff. “Linde has played an impactful role in expanding the volunteer efforts for Riverfront North Partnership and is a pioneer in the fight to ensure legal protection to vulnerable park friends groups and non-profits in Pennsylvania” said Stephanie Phillips, Executive Director of Riverfront North Partnership. “We’re proud to be able to honor Linde for her support of Riverfront North Partnership and her tireless advocacy on behalf of the people who care for our public green spaces.
At the event, Congressman Brendan Boyle announced $2.5 million in support of the Tacony-Holmesburg Trail, made through Congressionally-directed Community Project Funding. The 1.8 mile bicycle and pedestrian trail will close a critical gap in a continuous river trail. It will relieve congestion, improve bicycle and pedestrian safety and provide renewed access to the riverfront.
Participants enjoyed a picnic across the grounds with wide riverfront views, live bluegrass music from Noggin’ Hill, and a lively silent auction.