Tour Leaders

Drew Rinaldi Subits

Natural Lands Field Coordinator at Fairmount Park Conservancy

Drew began his career as a classroom Social Studies teacher and athletics coach in various Philadelphia public, charter, and alternative school settings, always seeking to get students out of the classroom and engaging with nature, through gardening electives, outdoor/hiking clubs, and overnight camping on the Appalachian Trail.

In 2014 he began serving with PowerCorpsPHL, where he was able to combine his passion for engaging young people with Philadelphia parks as the classroom, and where he was formally introduced to theory and techniques of urban land management and restoration. He was instantly hooked and has been pursuing knowledge and best practices since, including starting and running his own family land care business, and most recently coordinating land stewardship at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education.

Drew has a Master’s Degree in Education from Temple University, is an ISA Certified Arborist, and an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional with the Northeast Organic Farmers Association (NOFA).


Exploring Philadelphia's Urban Forest

Tuesday, June 21
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM