US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

Schuylkill River Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration, PA (Bartram’s Garden)

Published July 16, 2019

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: PA-5

AUTHORITY: Section 1135 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986

DESCRIPTION: The goal of the study will be to restore mudflats and wetland habitat degraded by the creation of the Corps Maintenance Dredging, Schuylkill River, Mouth to University Avenue, Pennsylvania Project. The project will be located at Bartram’s Garden. Bartram’s Garden is a 46 acre botanical garden located on the west bank of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, near the intersection of 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard. The aquatic ecosystem restoration project will focus on the riverfront portion of Bartram’s Garden, where there is a significant stretch of waterfront that has not been bulkheaded and still maintains some natural characteristics.

PROJECT GOALS: The purpose of this project is to restore subtidal, intertidal and supratidal habitat, including wetlands and mussel beds.

NON-FEDERAL SPONSOR:  Bartram's Garden

DATE OF PROJECT AGREEMENT: TBD

PROJECT MANAGER: Terry Fowler