May Events in the Schuylkill River Towns

Coming this May - a series of events to introduce you to the amazing recreational opportunities in your own backyard. Join Schuylkill River Towns next month on a historic and environmental walking tour, on a family-friendly edible plant identification hike, and at a workshop for beginner and experienced fresh water fishers! There are so many way to engage with the incredible Schuylkill River. Join us in May to find out how! 

Sign up for the Lock 60 walking tour here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lock-60-walking-tour-tickets-23052601953

The Schuylkill River, Lifeblood of Conshohocken: Yesterday and Today

In the 19th century, Conshohocken was a giant, and the Schuylkill River was the lifeline that kept it growing. Commerce, industry, and transportation depended on the river. The life of Conshohocken depended on it.

This small town played a dominant role in Philadelphia and our county’s history as an industrial leader. Industrialists Lee, Wood, Harry and Lukens became household names and spurred the town’s industrialization with money, ideas and ambition. The town roared with life: mills of all kinds were in full production, taverns and stores attracted wealthy patrons, and entrepreneurs prospered during this time of industry and commerce.

Today, the river and town have staged a dramatic comeback and are again becoming a destination.

Join us on January 31 at 2PM at the Coshohocken Historical Society (Mary Wood Park House - Conshohocken Historical Society - 120 E. 5th Street Conshohocken, PA 19428) for a lively presentation by local author, historian and master storyteller, Jack Coll, and discover a window into Conshohocken’s past and a look toward the future of the river and town’s revitalization.

This is a free event, but space is limited. Sign up here.

Vote for River of the Year!

Don't forget to vote for the Pennsylvania River of the Year!

The ‪#‎Schuylkill‬ is not a nominee this year (Though it won the contest in 2014!), but choose your favorite of the 5 nominees anyway! Choose from the Upper Branch of the Susquehanna, the Lackawanna, the Lehigh, the Ohio, or the Kiski-Conemaugh. The winning river get $10,000 granted to its water trail management organization for programming on the river and bragging rights for a entire year. 

Head here to cast your vote: http://pariveroftheyear.org/vote-for-a-2016-river-of-the-year/

The ConsHOHOHOken Caroling Run is Coming Up!

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Coming in December: if you are looking for an event that is festive, will make you sweat, AND give back to the community, check out the ‪#‎ConshyRunning‬ event on December 17. The ‪#‎ConsHOHOHOken‬ Caroling Run gets you running out on the trail, singing carols, and raising money for Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia. Don't miss it! Find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/865724166856125/

We're prepping for Winter on the Schuylkill River Trail

The weather is sloooowly getting colder, but that doesn't mean you have to get off the trail.  Schuylkill River Towns Action Teams are planning winter events, and there are already things to look forward to. Celebrate winter in Conshy at the first annual LoveConshy Winter Festival. It will be held at the A & B Fields in Conshohocken from Tuesday, December 1st through Saturday, December 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The festival will include an ice skating rink, a holiday village, a beer garden, hot drinks & food, a visit from Santa, face painting, and live music!
http://loveconshy.com/conshy-winter-festival/

Schuylkill River West Trail Opens in Upper Merion

You guys! More good news! The new ‪#‎Schuylkill‬ River West Trail in Upper Merion Township, a new 2.2. mile trail that will link to the ‪#‎SRT‬ via the Betzwood Bridge (under construction, open in 2017) is OPEN! Check out the sort of trippy photo of our very own Kim Stever trying it out below. Congrats to Upper Merion for this achievement. We're super excited to ride on it. ‪#‎ConnectTheCircuit‬

Schuylkill River Towns Regional Meeting and Special Presentation

The SRTP Winter Regional Meeting will be held on February 25th at the Valley Forge National Historical Park. In case that wasn't exciting enough, Josh Nims, the Operations Manager for the Schuylkill River Development Corporation will be giving a special presentation on the future of the Schuylkill as an economic and environmental engine for the future of our region. 

The meeting runs from 4:00 to 5:30 in the Meeting Room of Valley Forge NHP, and Josh's Future of the Schuylkill presentation will follow immediately afterward, running from 5:30 to 6:30. An agenda for the meeting will be posted soon. 

The event is FREE! However, it would be great if you RSVP to lhessmiller@pecpa.org if you want to come! There will be refreshments, of course, and we need to know how much cheese to get.