Philadelphia’s William Penn Foundation says it is injecting an additional $42 million into protecting the Delaware River watershed, an area encompassing thousands of square miles that provides drinking water and recreation to people in four states.
The William Penn Foundation recently announced more than $40 million in new funding for the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI), which is among the country’s largest non-regulatory conservation efforts to protect and restore clean water. The DRWI is a first-of-its-kind collaboration, where American Rivers is one of 65 organizations working together to protect and restore the Delaware Riverand its tributaries, which provide drinking water for 15 million people in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Penn State Berks students, Olivet Boys and Girls Club children, and community members will join together to clean up Baer Park and a one-mile section of the Schuylkill River Trail from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20. The rain date is Friday, April 27.
All communities depend on clean water and that supply of clean water depends on the actions of members in the community and outside of it.
The small city of Kutztown lies within the Saucony Creek watershed in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The watershed is mostly agricultural, dotted with small family crop and livestock farms, and the activities on these farms affect water supplies near and far.
The wastewater treatment facility in Pottstown has a problem, and it's a problem that is growing and becoming increasingly expensive.
A proposed renovation to a trestle across the Schuylkill River would connect trail users with downtown Royersford.
The Royersford-Spring City trestle would allow trail users to access a future planned trail extension into Royersford as well.
A $12 million federal grant to the city will help bridge another gap in the Schuylkill River Trail, from Center City to Southwest Philadelphia.
The latest portion is known as the Christian to Crescent Connection, according to Joseph Syrnick, president of the Schuylkill River Development Corporation.
Car axles, lawnmowers and a snow blower are among the big items volunteers have discovered discarded along Monroeville roads during the municipality's annual Jack Sedlak Memorial Clean Up Day.