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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.

Friends of Hopewell Furnace Invite Public to Discover Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area
January 3, 2018

Did you know that you may live in a National Heritage Area? On Sunday, January 14, Deputy Director of the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area (NHA) Tim Fenchel will present an overview of The Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area and will be able to answer that question.  Sponsored by the Friends of Hopewell Furnace, the free program will begin at 2 p.m. in the Hopewell Furnace Conference Room. 

Overall, we're looking to engage our land protection partners throughout the Schuylkill River watershed by providing them with a couple of resources to accelerate land preservation. That includes three different components (listed below). Updating the Sch
December 20, 2017

Up the stairs from grainy black-and-white photos of Olympians and weathered trophies at Vesper Boathouse, Schuylkill Navy rowing company members Paul Laskow, Paul Horvat and Bonnie Mueller stand on a balcony overlooking the Schuylkill River. It’s a perfect December day. The sun’s peeking through Center City, speckling the water in gold. Later on, club members will undoubtedly take advantage of the mild weather for a winter row.

Schuylkill Greenways receives $500,000 for pedestrian bridge over Route 724
December 20, 2017

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.

Schuylkill Trail Bridge Plan Wins $516,000 Grant
December 20, 2017

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).

Schuylkill River Trail Gets $500K For Pedestrian Bridge In Berks
December 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.

$42.5 million rehab of Penn Street Bridge enters 2nd year
December 15, 2017

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.

Schuylkill County commissioners approve coal lease
December 15, 2017

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.

Six conservation and recreation projects get $3.5 million in funding
December 5, 2017

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. Wolf: State Invests $44 Million In Local Recreation, Natural Resource Conservation Projects
December 5, 2017

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.

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