Robert N.C. Nix II

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Robert N. C. Nix III 


Bob Nix “grew up on the park, lives on the park, and hopes the next generation will enjoy the park” as he has. The park he is referring to is Carpenter’s Woods, the pocket of Fairmount Park beloved to Mt.  Airy’s walkers, birders, and dog-walkers. Bob Nix has long been concerned with and worked to preserve the parks in Philadelphia, having served as a Fairmount Park Commissioner for many years. When the William Penn Foundation provided grants for improvement and protection of area watersheds, Bob understood that there were more projects than funds to pay for them, and that without an active voice, Carpenter’s Woods might not get its fair share.

So Bob set out to form a group, Friends of Carpenter’s Woods, to advocate for the park. A mailing was sent to all the households within two blocks of Carpenter’s Woods, and a series of meetings were held, resulting in a committed group of Friends of Carpenter’s Woods.  Now that the group is getting off the ground, Bob Nix, and the rest of us, can feel assured that he has helped preserve the park for generations to come.