Kellie Patrick Gates of PlanPhilly reports on an Econsult study published in June 2013, detailing the positive fiscal impacts of the Schuylkill Banks trail and greenway on local, regional and state economies.
Jessica Parks of the Inquirer reports on the PA River of the Year contest, sponsored by DCNR and POWR, which aims to raise awareness and appreciation of the state's waterways. The Schuylkill is one of contest's six finalists.
PlanPhilly reports a compromise reached between Councilman Bobby Henon's office and a coalition of development and environmental groups, including SRDC, on an amended bill requiring 50-foot setbacks on all rivers and streams in Philadelphia. Bill No. 120654 was recommended favorably by the Committee on Rules, and passed unaninmously in full Council.