Sappey hosts Walk, Learn and Play: Streams in the 158th

KENNETT SQUARE, April 23 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, was joined by over 60 community members Saturday for “Walk, Learn and Play: Streams in the 158th” at Stroud Water Research Center in Avondale.

Sappey hosted the event with Stroud staff to help district residents learn more about healthy streams and rivers, factors that can degrade the quality of these waterways, and what homeowners and residents can do to protect them.

“I’m grateful to the Stroud Water Research Center for providing this up-close look at the wonders of our local natural resources. There’s no better way to learn than by getting out and experiencing nature first-hand,” Sappey said. “This event was a wonderful chance to learn how we can all work together to protect the environment.”

The free, family friendly event included a nature walk along the White Clay Creek and hands-on activities, including stream-side tables where attendees learned about insects from the stream bottom and fish living in White Clay Creek. Those in attendance also learned about forested riparian buffer projects.  

Dr. David Arscott, Stroud executive director and research scientist, stated "We had a great morning sharing and learning about environmental stewardship to help restore and protect our rivers and streams."