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.
Flying Kite's Greg Meckstroth focuses on smaller-scale development projects in Philadelphia, including SRDC's landscaping of the west embankment of the Schuylkill along I-76 between Chestnut and Market streets, that are greatly improving the quality of daily life for many Philadelphians.