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W.Pa. communities prepare to combat litter in Great American Cleanup
March 7, 2018

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.

Schuylkill River Trail gets $12M grant for Christian-to-Crescent section
March 7, 2018

A $12 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will help fund an addition to the Schuylkill River Trail that will connect Center City to Southwest Philadelphia.

The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant, more commonly known as a TIGER grant, will go toward connecting the existing trail’s southern end at Christian Street with the Grays Ferry Crescent, which now sits disconnected from the rest of the trail, Sens. Bob Casey (D., Pa.) and Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) announced. The expansion will bring the trail closer to an eventual connection with Bartram’s Garden.

Schuylkill River Trail Receives $12M in Federal Funding for Completion
March 6, 2018

After years of lobbying in D.C., Pennsylvania senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey announced on Tuesday that they have secured $12 million in federal funding to help pay for the completion of the Schuylkill River Trail in Philadelphia.

Officials celebrate Schuylkill River Trail bridge project
March 4, 2018

Officials celebrated a $1 million project to construct a pedestrian bridge for Schuylkill River Trail users over Route 724 in Union Township.

Schuylkill River Greenways unveils pedestrian bridge project in Berks County
March 3, 2018

 As of next year, avid cyclists and hikers will have plenty to look forward to when warm weather makes its return.

 

 

On Saturday, Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area celebrated the project initiation of a new Schuylkill River bridge that is expected to dramatically improve safety for those who need to cross Route 724 in Union Township while using the trail.

Schuylkill Breweries Tour To Run From Reading To Phoenixville
February 14, 2018

The tour will pair beer tastings from local breweries with lessons on the area's history and environment. Unfortunately, it's sold out.

DVRPC approves funding for bicycle, pedestrian trail in Kennett
January 27, 2018

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has awarded $7.9 million to 10 local projects – including two in Chester County – in southeastern Pennsylvania through the Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program. Additionally, $4 million will be dedicated to future projects over the next three years.

Study: Rivers getting saltier, compromising water quality
January 8, 2018

Streams and rivers in the United States are getting saltier — and that includes Philadelphia’s Delaware and Schuylkill rivers.

We Can’t Get Enough of the Frozen Schuylkill River
January 5, 2018

It is very cold outside. In case you need any additional evidence of that (other than, you know, the fact that Philly looks like it’s currently inside a snow globe), check out the Schuylkill River. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s frozen.

The Schuylkill River Is Frozen And It Looks Amazing (Photos)
January 3, 2018

Check out some of the best photos of the frozen river that were shared on social media and the are stunning. Send yours in to be featured.

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