In September, a group of committed volunteers walked the Schuylkill River Trail, reviewed river access and strolled through Phoenixville with clipboards in hand. Their purpose? To experience the river, trail and towns through eyes of a visitor and suggest ways to improve the visitor experience. This marked the kick-off of the Schuylkill River Town Program in Phoenixville. The project focuses on the 26 miles (approx) of trail and river, stretching from Phoenixville to Manayunk; partnering with towns located along its banks including Phoenixville, Norristown, Conshohocken and Manayunk. The goal is to connect river and trail users to the towns while encouraging local and regional residents to use and enjoy these exceptional assets.
The findings of the Phoenixville assessments will be held on Wednesday (10/9) at 6:30 p.m. at Borough Hall located at 351 Bridge Street.
In the coming weeks, an Action Team will be formed to tackle short, mid-term and longer projects to improve access to the trail and river, engage and educate the community and improve the visitor experience. The Schuylkill River Town Program is a two year initiative funded by the William Penn Foundation and managed by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) to build stewardship of the Schuylkill River and adjacent trail through education and engagement.
For more information or to get involved, please contact: Kimberly Stever, 215.348.2266, firstname.lastname@example.org.