Say hello to Mary, our Thursday Walk with Me Leader!

By Mary Fox, Walk with Me Leader

Greetings to all my neighbors in and around the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed!

My name is Mary, and I am thrilled to be your newest Walk With Me Leader!  Let me tell you a little bit about myself:

I was born in this country but left when I was just a few months old to join my mother and father on the mission field in Peru and Ecuador.  I spent my youth growing up in South America and returned to the United States to attend college.

I planned to return to Ecuador immediately after I finished my studies, but all of these years later, I’m still here!  I’ve lived in Philadelphia for almost 27 years, first in North Philadelphia, followed by Feltonville, Logan, Olney, and finally, here in East Oak Lane!

I am a Mom to 4 amazing boys, a wife to 1 wonderful man, a school social worker, an avid gardener, an amateur bird watcher, and a home baker.

One of my favorite things to do is walk with friends, my dog, or by myself. I absolutely love getting out and about in the fresh air and stretching my legs. If I can do it surrounded by nature’s beauty, so much the better!

Beginning from their earliest years, I’ve tried to instill in my children a love of nature and what a blessing it has been to live near Tacony Creek Park, and involve them in park clean-ups or watch them ride their bikes down the trails.

I truly believe that Tacony Creek Park is one of our city’s most valuable treasures and is worthy of care and preservation.  I am excited to lead walks through this beautiful and vibrant park to help spread the love and appreciation I feel for it to other community members.

I hope to see you soon on a Thursday morning walk!  I look forward to meeting you!

Register Here for Mary’s Thursday morning walks! 

Thursdays – 10AM – 11AM
Rising Sun Ave Bridge (near Rising Sun and Chew Ave), Philadelphia PA 19120

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