CONSERVATION AWARD WINNERS – The Pottstown-based Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area has been named the winner of the 2018 Conservation Organization of the Year Award presented by the Schuylkill Conservation District. On Tuesday (Aug. 21, 2018) it acknowledged the Greenways’ efforts to make preservation a priority through the use of trail connections. The non-profit was recognized during an awards ceremony in Pine Grove PA, attended by (at top from left) Greenways’ board member Carl Raring, Executive Director Elaine Paul Schaefer, Conservation District Manager Jenna St. Clair, and Greenways’ Trails Project Manager Bob Folwell. A principal section of the Schuylkill River Trail that runs through Schuylkill and Berks counties is called the John Bartram Trail. In 2017, a new 1.4-mile segment of the Bartram Trail was completed linking Pottsville to Schuylkill Haven. Several other projects will continue the extension of the trail including the reopening of the Auburn Bridge and a 3/4-mile section of the trail to be completed in 2019.
Photo from the Schuylkill River Greenways NHA