Walnut2Walnut Partners

Independence Seaport Museum has partnered with multiple organizations to ensure Walnut2Walnut's success.

About our partners

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is a non profit corporation whose fundamental purpose is to design, develop and manage the central Delaware River waterfront. DRWC is transforming the waterfront into a vibrant destination for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia. DRWC owns and operates the Race Street Pier, the Blue Cross RiverRink, while the Summer Programs of Free Events at Penn's Landing is funded and produced by DRWC. The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia's outdoor public ice rink, is located on Columbus Boulevard at Market Street and opens for the season on November 23, 2012. For more information, visit www.delawareriverevents.com or www.riverink.com. 


Schuylkill Banks

Schuylkill Banks is owned by the City of Philadelphia and managed by a partnership between the Schulykill River Development Corporation (SRDC) and the Department of Parks & Recreation. SRDC is a nonprofit organization leading the revitalization of the tidal Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. SRDC works with federal, state, city and private agencies to coordinate, plan and implement economic, recreational, environmental and cultural imporovements and tourism initiatives on the Schuylkill River between the Fairmount Dam and the Delaware River. For more information, visit www.schuylkillbanks.org.


Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation manages 10,000 acres of open space in Philadelphia, as well as hundreds of structures and buildings. For more information, go to www.phila.gov/ParksandRecreation/aboutus/Pages/default.aspx.



RunSignUp.com is designed to make life easier for race directors and runners by providing cloud and web services. RunSignUp.com enables the running community to let runners easily signup for events, clubs and coaching services right on a website. For more information, go to www.runsignup.com


Hidden River Outfitters

Hidden River Outfitters is Philadelphia's premier kayak outfitter, offering guided kayak tours and instruction, as well as paddleboarding lessons since 2005. For more information, visit www.hiddenriveroutfitters.com.


Schuylkill Navy

Boathouse Row's boat and barge clubs and skating club came into existence to serve the recreational needs of Philadelphians. The clubs and their parent organization, the Schuylkill Navy, have spread Philadelphia's name throughout the rowing world. The Schuylkill Navy's role is of particular importance. Formed in 1858, it is the oldest amateur governing body in sports in the United States. Indeed, the Navy's restriction of its contests to amateurs, beginning in 1872, contributed directly to clarifying the distinction between amateur and professional sports. For more information, visit http://www.boathouserow.org/.


Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild

The Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild owns and operates the 1901 Wooden Barkentine Gazela (formerly Gazela Primeiro) and the Lighter Barge Poplar, which serves as the Guild's workshop. The Guild also maintains and operates the 1902 Iron TugboatJupiter, owned by Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. The home port of all vessels is Penn's Landing, Philadelphia on Columbus Boulevard at Market Street. For up to date information on what’s happening aboard the ships go to www.gazela.org 



Fairmount Water Works

The mission of the Fairmount Water Works (FWW)  is to foster stewardship of the shared water resources by encouraging informed decisions about the use of land and water. They educate citizens about Philadelphia’s urban watershed – its past, present and future – and collaborate with partners to instill an appreciation for the connections between daily life and the natural environment.

The Fairmount Water Works is a National Historic Landmark, a Civil Engineering Landmark, and a National Mechanical Engineering Landmark, and was designed and constructed to provide safe, clean drinking water to a city on the cusp of remarkable growth. For more information, go www.fairmountworks.com.