A species in decline, the once-abundant North American freshwater mussel is one of the bedrock animals of our local aquatic ecosystem. Last year, a combination art exhibit, educational facility and working mussel hatchery opened at the Fairmount Water Works.
It has been 20 years since that first flotilla of kayaks and canoes made its way down the Schuylkill River from Schuylkill Haven to Philadelphia.
Driven by a strategic University initiative and an expanding individual and collective campus consciousness regarding the importance of sustainability, Penn State Berks will host a number of sustainability-related events in the two weeks leading up to Earth Day, which will be celebrated on April 22.
The Opening Day for Trails event brought out hikerrs, bikers and nature lovers at about 175 locations along the trail.
It was a clear day to open up the trails of the Schuylkill River Greenways in Berks County on Saturday.
Opening day was celebrated in Douglassville with a bike ride and a trail cleanup.
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.