This just in: Philadelphia’s beloved Schuylkill River is a finalist in the 2013 Pennsylvania River of the Year contest, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers and PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
The Pennsylvania River of the Year award is an honor designed to elevate public awareness of specific rivers and recognize important conservation needs and achievements.
The winner is chosen by online public vote, so be sure to show your support!
Should the Schuylkill be designated 2013 River of the Year, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation will use the $10,000 leadership grant to support a wide range of existing programming on the Schuylkill Banks and along the tidal Schuylkill, including kayak tours, Secrets of the Schuylkill tours, Boat to Bartram’s Garden riverboat tours, free outdoor Schuylkill Banks Movie Nights and more of the events you know and love.
The Schuylkill River is more than just one of the city’s two main aquatic arteries. It boasts a rich history, incredible biodiversity and a much-needed retreat from city life for urban dwellers.
Public voting for River of the Year will go live by the end of today, December 14, and close on January 18. Cast your vote, early and often, here.
To read up on recent and upcoming Schuylkill developments, check out our coverage here.