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