• 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.

Schuylkill Banks offers adopt-a-bench program

Last week Schuylkill Banks flipped the switch and turned on the newly revamped enhancement lighting on four Schuylkill River Bridges. With the bridge lighting, the Schuylkill River Boardwalk construction, continued success of the one-year-old pedestrian bridge over the CSX tracks and plans to extend the Schuylkill River Trail further south, we thought Eyes on the Street readers might like to know about a way they can contribute to the momentum along the Schuylkill. 

    • Schuylkill Banks' awareness, funding and volunteer campaign
      Schuylkill Banks' awareness, funding and volunteer campaign
    • Schuylkill Banks' awareness, funding and volunteer campaign
      Schuylkill Banks' awareness, funding and volunteer campaign
    • Schuylkill Banks' awareness, funding and volunteer campaign
      Schuylkill Banks' awareness, funding and volunteer campaign
    • Schuylkill Banks' awareness, funding and volunteer campaign
      Schuylkill Banks' awareness, funding and volunteer campaign
    • Schuylkill Banks' awareness, funding and volunteer campaign
      Schuylkill Banks' awareness, funding and volunteer campaign
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In response to several inquiries about bench sponsorship, Schuylkill Banks has launched a new adopt-a-bench program. Through the program, supporters can have a plaque installed on the back of an existing bench along the Schuylkill Banks Trail. Plaques can honor someone special, commemorate an occasion or establish a memorial. 

For $2,000, sponsors receive one engraved steel plaque, guaranteed for six years. Each sponsor is allowed to select any bench he or she wants, as long as it is available and suitable. Plaques support up to five lines of text or roughly 20 words. Sponsors also receive a certificate authenticating the bench sponsorship and four complimentary tickets to Secrets of the Schuylkill riverboat tour.  

The funds raised through the adopt a bench program will go toward ongoing maintenance and programming along the greenway. 

More information can be found online or by contacting Lucy McDonald at lucy.mcdonald@srdc.net or 215.222.6030 x100. 

    • Schuylkill Banks offers new sponsor-a-bench program
      Schuylkill Banks offers new sponsor-a-bench program
    • Schuylkill Banks offers new sponsor-a-bench program
      Schuylkill Banks offers new sponsor-a-bench program
    • Schuylkill Banks offers new adopt-a-bench program
      Schuylkill Banks offers new adopt-a-bench program
    • Sponsors receive a small, personalized plaque
      Sponsors receive a small, personalized plaque
    • Sponsors receive a small, personalized plaque
      Sponsors receive a small, personalized plaque
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About the author

Christine Fisher, Transportation reporter

From 2012-2014 Christine covered transportation, writing about everything from pedestrian concerns to bicycle infrastructure, bridges, trail networks, public transit and more. Her favorite assignments sent her bushwhacking through Philadelphia’s yet-to-be-cleared bike trails, catching a glimpse of SEPTA’s inner workings or pounding the pavement to find out what pedestrians really think. Christine also covered community news for Eyes on the Street, where her work ranged from food sovereignty to public art and urban greening. She first joined PlanPhilly in fall 2011 as an intern through a partnership with Temple University’s Philadelphia Neighborhoods website. 


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