Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday announced an investment of $44 million for 266 projects across Pennsylvania that will create new recreational opportunities, conserve natural resources, and help revitalize local communities under Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grants.
About 20 people gathered Sunday on the Schuylkill River Trail to clear brush from fallen trees, trim poison ivy and otherwise maintain the trail for public use.
Three state grants totaling $400,000 will help pay to improve recreational opportunities in Pottstown, Royersford and Limerick.
An organization that strives to connect the Schuylkill River to the people and communities along its corridor has adopted a new name and logo to better reflect that mission.
Wanted: A private outfitter to establish a recreational hub system connecting various river towns along the Schuylkill River via the water and bike trails.
People in Schuylkill County and those visiting have another reason to get out and enjoy nature with the addition of a 1.4-mile trail in North Manheim Township.
A hulking, rusting old swing bridge in the middle of the Schuylkill River, stuck in the open position, is one step closer to swinging into action, to extend the Schuylkill River Trail from South to Southwest Philadelphia.
What may seem like an accident and waiting to be picked up is here on purpose. Re-purposed, actually. Nature leads the way at The Nature Place in Reading, home of Berks Nature and a new kind of playground. "We know kids spend about one percent, on average, outside, in unstructured free play, so we wanted to make a space where it was easy to make that happen," explained Kim Murphy, the president of The Nature Place. "Kids can take risks. They can climb trees. They can move sticks and rocks and play in our giant birds nest."
The Schuylkill Headwaters Association has been awarded an $80,000 grant to improve the Schuylkill River. The Schuylkill River Restoration Fund grants are made possible by several organizations: Exelon Generation’s Limerick Generating Station, the Philadelphia Water Department, Coca-Cola, Partnership for the Delaware estuary, and MOM’s Organic Market, according to a press release from the Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area. A total of $364,193 was awarded to 11 projects earlier this month.
The Schuylkill River Heritage Area announced the distribution of over $364,000 in grants to help fund 11 projects designed to improve water quality in the Schuylkill River. Eight grants were awarded from the Schuylkill River Restoration Fund that the group says will focus on stormwater runoff, abandoned mine drainage and agricultural pollution.