The communities surrounding the Schuylkill River were formed because of the advantages that the river offered for industrial growth. The metamorphosis of the river from a verdant natural resource to an industrial asset has now come full circle; advocates for our river communities are turning back to the river as an oasis for recreation and reflection.
Efforts to re-examine and improve the Schuylkill River experience at East Falls and Manayunk and across the river in Lower Merion abound. Involved in actions as diverse as strengthening trails connections. constructing public facilities, and building sustainable environment efforts, people are realizing the river matters and are making plans for its future.