Join the Schuylkill River Greenways NHA staff as we visit some of the region's most fascinating sites. From a mussel hatchery in Philadelphia to a coal mine in Schuylkill County, the Schuylkill River region contains a plethora of historic, environmental and cultural sites that we want to learn more about. We invite the public to join us on a series of monthly tours this winter as we explore the places that add value to this region.
Please note: All events are offered at no cost. Participants are responsible for providing their own transporation to and from each site. Pre-registration required.
Friday Jan. 19, 11am-noon: Tour of the Fairmount Water Works and Mussel Hatchery (Philadelphia): Meet us at Fairmount Water Works and learn about this National Historic, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering Landmark! After learning about the Water Works we will tour the Mussel Hatchery. The Hatchery was created to raise awareness about mussels and the vital need for revitalizing and protecting our freshwater systems. The goal is to propagate new mussels and boost diminished populations in the Delaware River watershed. Click here to register for water works tour.Friday Feb. 9th, 10am-noon: Tour of J.P. Mascaro’s Pioneer Crossing Landfill (Berks): Meet us at the Pioneer Crossing Landfill in Birdsboro to learn about where your waste ends up after it is picked up by the trash truck! Pioneer Crossing Landfill is Mascaro’s primary disposal facility and is uniquely designed to protect the environment from contaminants. Click here to register for landfill tour.Sunday Mar. 11, 2-3:30pm: Tour of Allegheny Aqueduct. Tour includes the 1783 Beidler house, ruins of the grist mill and early saw mill and the Aqueduct which was part of the Schuylkill Navigation System. Please note: there is quite a bit of walking involved in this tour. Click here to register for Aqueduct Tour
Please check back soon for more tours to be scheduled this year..