Friday, October 23, 2009

Support Completion of the Schuylkill River Trail

It is time for Pennsylvania to fill the gaps in the Schuylkill River Trail, for Pennsylvania to have a connected East Coast Greenway connecting to New Jersey and Delaware, and for Camden, New Jersey to become a city of trails, not highways. Between the Complete the Schuylkill River Trail and East Coast Greenway campaigns, a broad network of organizations is asking that supporters of green infrastructure (you!) ask the Governor to support funding these trails. The Coalition has applied for a 36 million dollar grant to complete key sections of the trail network including long segments of trail in neighboring Montgomery and Schuylkill Counties.

Write today to Governor Rendell asking for him to support funding the Schuylkill River Trail in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware and Schuylkill Counties.

1 comment:

  1. The Schuylkill River Trail is a multi-use trail under construction along the banks of the Schuylkill River in southeastern Pennsylvania. Large stretches of the trail are rail trails.

    When complete, the trail is planned to run from the river's headwaters in Schuylkill County to Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia, a distance of about 140 miles (230 km); as of 2007, several complete portions of trail exist, including a section from Auburn to Hamburg, a 19.5-mile (31.4 km) portion from Reading to Pottstown and a 23.2-mile (37.3 km) portion from Oaks to Locust Street in Center City, Philadelphia.