Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area has been awarded more that $500,000 for the construction of a pedestrian bridge along a Berks County trail.
A state grant of more than $516,000 was awarded to the Pottstown-based Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area to build a river trail pedestrian bridge over Route 724 near Monocacy Station, 8 miles west of the borough. The funding includes provisions for access by the disabled, landscaping, signage, and other site improvements, the organization said Tuesday (Dec. 19, 2017).
The Schuylkill River Trail continues to grow. A $500,000 grant will go towards the construction of a pedestrian bridge in Berks County, the Schuylkill River Greenways Natural Heritage Area announced on Thursday.
A $42.5 million rehabilitation of the more than century-old Penn Street Bridge in Reading is now a third of the way complete.
The three-year project entered its second year Wednesday, with dozens of workers on the job, braving a wind-chill temperature of just above freezing.
Coal mining will return to a property in Reilly Township after the Schuylkill County commissioners approved a new lease for a Pine Grove company Wednesday.
State Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-19, announced that six conservation and recreations projects in his Chester County district will receive nearly $3.5 million in total state grant funding through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (CCPP).
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.