On Wednesday, Sept 7th, the Schuylkill Action Network will be holding a FREE tour of restoration sites. Starting at 12:30pm, the Schuylkill River Heritage Area will announce the 2016 Schuylkill River Restoration Fund (SRRF) grant awards at a special press event.
10:00am: Bus leaving Cabela's in Hamburg, PA (100 Cabela Drive, Hamburg, PA 19526). Be sure to arrive before 10am!
10:30am-12:00pm: Tour an abandoned mine discharge treatment site in New Philadelphia (Silver Creek Treatment Site)
12:30-1:00pm: Lunch (at the same location as the SRRF press event)
1:00-2:00pm: SRRF press event at a beautiful 170 acre property that received funding and a permanent conservation easment through a restoration fund award in 2012
2:30pm-3:30pm: Tour a sustainable dairy farm in Kempton (BAD Farm)
4:00pm: Bus returns to Cabela's in Hamburg
About the Schuylkill River Restoration Fund Press Event: Over $275,000 of awards will be announced at the event. Representatives from Exelon Corporation, Philadelphia Water Department and the Delaware River Basin Commission will be in attendance. Following the awards a tour will be given of the property by the staff of Berks Nature.
What Impacts the Schuylkill River: In the headwaters, or beginning of the Schuylkill River, there are multiple sources of pollution that influence the river's water quality. These sources include abandoned underground coal mines, agriculture, land development, and more. By attending this tour, you will learn about these issues and what our partners are doing to protect and restore the watershed.
Lunch will be provided at the SRRF press event starting at 12:30pm.
If you have any questions about the tour, please contact Virginia Vassalotti at VVassalotti@DelawareEstuary.org or 302-655-4990 ext. 121.
If you have any questions about the SRRF press event, please contact Tim Fenchel at TFenchel@schuylkillriver.org or 484-945-0200.
Fore more information and to register, click here.