• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

Vote for the Schuylkill

    • Boardwalk Construction on Schuylkill Banks
      Boardwalk Construction on Schuylkill Banks

Forbes may rank Philly the third dirtiest city in terms of air and water pollution, but our fair Schuylkill River is up for honors as Pennsylvania’s River of the Year.

The River of the Year contest highlights river conservation work across the state, and is held by the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers andDepartment of Conservation and Natural Resources.

In recent decades the Schuylkill’s environmental health has made a huge comeback, aided by the riparian buffers along the river which double as the ever-popular Schuylkill Banks greenway. So go on and cast your online vote for the Schuylkill.

If the Schuylkill River wins this year’s competition, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation will put the $10,000 prize toward its popular programs: from kayak trips and movie nights to the development of its new “Secrets of the Schuylkill” riverboat educational tours.

Voting closes on January 18.

About the author

Ashley Hahn, Contributor

Ashley Hahn is an independent writer with a background in historic preservation and city planning. She started Eyes on the Street for PlanPhilly in 2011 and was PlanPhilly's managing editor from 2015-2017. Ashley has lived in 12 zip codes that she can think of, including neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and New York. She is a Philadelphian by choice.

Contact Ashley via email or find her on twitter: @ashleyjhahn.


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