“Fred Lewis leads fellow Philly seniors in keeping our city’s tap safe” – grid

“When people retire, they look for things that will satisfy their interests. But with water monitoring, you get the chance to also do something for the community. It keeps you mentally and physically involved.” — Fred Lewis

The group of senior citizens dipping test tubes into the Wissahickon Creek has their work cut out for them. As members of the Senior Environment Corps (SEC), a volunteer organization housed at Center in the Park—an active adult community on Germantown Avenue—these volunteer men and women are environmental watchdogs. You’re as likely to see them running a battery of tests from the banks of local rivers, creeks and streams on the hottest days of summer as you are during winter’s deep freeze.

To read the full article download this copy of Grid (available on issuu.com). The cover story starts on page 18.

“A group of retirees in Germantown take water safety into their own hands” story written by Natalie Hope McDonald (Grid).


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