Hot Off the Press!

Pottstown council OKs trail mural, beer event for Riverfront Park — Riverfront Park will sport a new trail mural painted with the help of the community; and a three-day beer party thanks to unanimous votes of borough council … READ THE MERCURY

Hill School ‘Erg-A-Thon’ benefits Schuylkill River Greenways — The Hill’s Crew Winter Erging Program recently conducted an “Erg-A-Thon” to raise money for the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area … READ THE PHOENIX

The new, interactive Schuylkill River Trail map will make your life so much easier — Even though it’s winter, and most people can’t stand to be outdoors longer than utterly necessary, dedicated runners, bikers and walkers are out every day on Philly’s trail system, including the Schuylkill River Trail (SRT) … READ THE PHILLY VOICE

New year, new website for Schuylkill Trail group — Last year, it got a new name; this year, it’s getting a new website … READ THE READING EAGLE

Check Out the New, Mobile-Friendly Schuylkill River Greenways Website — The Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area is stepping into the New Year with a transformed website that includes new, mobile-friendly features such as an interactive Schuylkill River Trail map … READ ON BCTV.ORG

Old Railroad Bridge to Reopen and Expand Schuykill River Trail — On Wednesday, organizers and officials gathered to announce the reopening of an old railroad bridge near Auburn. The old railroad bridge reopening would allow hikers to cross as part of the Schuylkill River Trail … READ THE SKOOK NEWS

Old railroad bridge in Schuylkill Co. to reopen — The Schuylkill River Trail is expanding. Officials gathered to celebrate plans to reopen an old railroad bridge in Schuylkill County … READ 69 NEWS WFMZ-TV

Railroad bridge renovation project ceremoniously kicks off near Auburn — With $2 million, they will close the gap. The Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area on Wednesday announced a bridge renovation that will allow cyclists and hikers uninterrupted travel from Hamburg to Auburn … READ THE REPUBLICAN HERALD

Scenes Of The Schuylkill’: Juried Art Show Comes To Pottstown — A total of 96 works of art depicting the beauty of the Schuylkill River area will be on display at a local gallery through Dec. 14 … READ THE PATCH

Hill School students get waist deep in Schuylkill water quality testing — The Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area teamed up with The Hill School and Stroud Water Research Center recently for water quality testing and environmental education … READ THE MERCURY

Berks Co. receives $200,000 to restore Schuylkill River — Berks County is receiving nearly $200,000 to help restore parts of the Schuylkill River … READ 69 NEWS WFMZ-TV

Hundreds ride bikes from Pottstown to Reading and back to benefit Schuylkill River Trail — More than 300 bicyclists took on the challenge Saturday of the Ride for the River, on the Schuylkill River Trail, some bicycling from Pottstown to Reading and back, to raise money for the trail … READ THE READING EAGLE

What fish live in the Schuylkill and which are safe to eat? — The 135-mile-long Schuylkill is an increasingly healthy river system, according to scientists, officials, and environmental groups.  Up to 54 species of fish have been identified over time as having been present, in varying amounts, in the portion of the lower Schuylkill that runs through Philadelphia … READ THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Forget ‘Kumbaya:’ At this camp, kids are on front lines of war on spotted lanternfly — Sarah Crothers, the education coordinator at the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area, also has been speaking to children in the Pottstown area about the spotted lanternfly … READ THE MORNING CALL 

Paddlers celebrate beginning of 20th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn — There was plenty of paddling going on Saturday as the 20th annual Schuylkill River Sojourn hit the water at Island Park … READ THE REPUBLICAN HERALD