What is the LSRCorps? 

The Lower Schuylkill River Corps, or LSRCorps, brings together a diverse group of partners to explore and experience the lower Schuylkill River as it never has been before through research at the intersections of science and art, through digital investigations, historical and contemporary explorations. We are a public group of scholars and community members formed to increase knowledge about Philadelphia's urban waters and to promote their stewardship. 

Photograph by Peter DeCarlo

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The Floating on Warmer Waters initiative, which supports the work of the #LSRCorps, is a collaboration between artist Mary Mattingly, Bethany Wiggin, and Bartram’s Garden. It is supported by the Whiting Foundation, as described here.


We are in the process of incorporating as a 501c3. At present our work is supported by the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and Bartram's Garden.