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September Events #onthecircuit

Circuit Commitment Campaign Events

Circuit Postcard Trail Day - Brandywine Tour -  September 1st

Circuit Postcard Trail Day - Cooper River - September 7th

Circuit Postcard Trail Day - Scenic Schuylkill Century - September 8th

Circuit Postcard Trail Day - Chester Valley Trail - September 21st

Circuit Commitment Campaign Talk at TTF Meeting - September 24th

Circuit Postcard Trail Day - Bucks County - September 28th

Circuit Special Events

Delaware River Heritage Trail Ribbon Cutting - September 8th

Delaware River Heritage Ride - September 8th

Cynwyd Heritage Trail Planting Prep - September 14th

Discover the Hidden River at Gray's Ferry Crescent - September 20-22nd

Millennium Bridge Lighting Ceremony on Schuylkill Banks - September 26th

Kayak, Riverboat Tours & Movie Nights

Schuylkill Banks Movie Night - Moonrise Kingdom - September 5th

Secrets of the Schuylkill Riverboat Tour - September 5th

Basic Schuylkill Banks Kayak Tours - September 5th-28th

Schuylkill Riverboat Tour to Bartram's Garden - September 8th

Basic Schuylkill River Kayak Tours - September 8th

Schuylkill Banks Movie Night - Rocky - September 12th

Schuylkill Riverboat to Bartram's Garden - September 14th

Basic Schuylkill Banks Kayak Tour - September 21st

Moonlight Schuylkill Banks Kayak Tour - September 21st

Secrets of the Schuylkill Riverboat Tour - September 21st

Basic Schuylkill Banks Kayak Tour - September 28th

Rides & Walks

Early Bird Rate for Cycles & Cemeteries Ride - September 5th

Delaware River Heritage Trail Ride - September 8th

Cycles and Cemeteries Ride - September 21st

West Laurel Hill Woof Walk - September 21st

Get Your Tail on the Trail - September 28th


2013 Philly Fun Fishing Fest - September 7th

Trust 5K Walk/Run on the D&L - September 7th

Dance on Falls Bridge - September 7th

Friends of Schuylkill Bank Soiree - September 14th

Conferences & Meetings

2013 Pennsylvania Greenways and Trail Summit - September 15-17th

Cobbs Creek Trail pre-proposal RFP meeting - September 12th


August Events #onthecircuit

Volunteers Needed for Cynwyd Trail CleanUp

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Event: Workday on the Trail
Date:  Saturday 2/16/13
Time:  9:00a - 1:00p
Location: Barmouth Trailhead, end of Levering Mill Road, after
crossing Belmont Avenue
Who: Everyone is welcome, bring your kids, a friend, a neighbor

Spend a Saturday morning in the beautiful outdoors helping to maintain your Cynwyd Heritage Trail.

There is plenty to do as we slowly transform the Trail from a neglected wasteland into a beautiful open space right through the middle of Bala Cynwyd.

On Monday January 21, MLK Day, over 100 volunteers came out to help us cut and clear debris and overgrowth from the area bordering Cynwyd Park. This Saturday, we'll be giving tender care to the dozens of trees and plantings in and around The Barmouth Trailhead. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Tail (FOCHT).

So, dress warmly and come out and spend what is sure to be a productive day to improve your Cynwyd Heritage Trail!

See you on the Trail!
--Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail

Visit our web site for current developments, membership, and volunteer information
or contact . Please consider becoming a member of the Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail was founded in 2008 by a group of dedicated volunteers to support the design and construction of the Trail.
Currently, Friends engage volunteer efforts to beautify the Trail and secure financial support to sustain and enhance the park and its natural, educational, and recreational resources.

News Roundup: Trails Funded and Trails Cleaned

The Circuit in the news recently:

Trail Clean Up Opportunity for MLK Day of Service

Interested in volunteering on Martin Luther King Day for a trail-related cause? The Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail are hosting their (4th) annual MLK Volunteer Day of Service along the Cynwyd Heritage Trail.

Date: Monday, January 21, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Cynwyd Park parking lot in Bala Cynwyd
Who: All ages

Parking is available in the Bala Cynwyd Park parking lot, along Trevor Lane, and at the Barmouth Station on the Trail (end of Levering Mill Road after crossing Belmont Ave). Or you can bike there!

Tools, gloves, instructions, and refreshments will be provided. Donations of food and refreshments will also be appreciated. For questions, contact .

October Brings Trail Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreaking

October 19th - Port Richmond Trail

The only trail segment of the East Coast Greenway that received TIGER funds will break ground  on October 19th at 10am.     The event will be held at the intersection of Delaware & Allegheny Avenues, just north of the entrance to Pulaski Park.  The Delaware River City Corporation is the sponsoring organization, along with Philadephia's Parks and Recreation.

October 20th - Connector Bridge

Another trail segment that received TIGER funding is the Connector Bridge, which will provide a above grade crossing between Schuylkill Banks and Schuylkill River Park.  This long anticipated bridge, which the City of Philadelphia built to complement the two at-grade crossings that opened earlier this year, will get a big ribbon cutting on Saturday afternoon at 1pm.  Philadelphia Park and Recreation and Schuylkill River Development Corporation are the sponsoring organizations.  Concurrently, the Friends of Schuylkill River Park is holding its Fall Festival from 10-3pm and the Schuylkill River Park Alliance is holding its 5K Runnin on the River Race at 8am.  

October 28th - Cynwyd TrailHead and Station Rehab Ribbon Cutting – Cynwyd, Lower Merion Twp, PA –  Lower Merion Twp Planning Commission. 12 Noon.  This event is being held in conjunction with the Friends of Cynwyd Trail Fall Festival and will comprise a ribbon cuttinf ro the $625,000 Cynwyd Station Trailhead and $1M renovation of the Cynwyd Station. 

Cynwyd Trail: Great Connection for Our Town [ROXBOROUGH REVIEW]

August 16, 2012 - The Roxborough Review ran a 2-page article about the trail work happening in and around Lower Merion Township. For the full article, click here:

Trail News Wrap Up: 2012 Ribbon Cuttings and Groundbreakings

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There are a number of trails under construction that are going to make an appearance soon.

Trails getting ready for ribbon cuttings in 2012

Connector Bridge -- The installation of railings on the prefabricated truss bridge and approach ramps is underway on the Schuylkill River Parks Connector Bridge project over the CSX tracks between Spruce and Locust Streets.  Work continues on the restoration of the Schuylkill River Park and Schuylkill Banks. The City hopes to have an opening ceremony in October, possibly in conjunction with Schuylkill River Park's Fall Festival. Some delays in the procurement of light fixtures may impact a complete opening of the bridge on that day. SRDC will have more information about the opening ceremony in its August newsletter.

Shawmont to Port Royal Avenue -- Construction of the portion of trail from Port Royal Avenue to Montgomery County line is complete. Work continues on the section from Shawmont to Port Royal along Nixon Street, including paving and completion of a retaining wall along the trail parallel to Nixon Street. Work is expected to be completed in Fall 2012. 

Walnut Street Bridge Gateway - The Walnut Street Bridge project is moving along smoothly. Decorative granite pavers were installed on the south sidewalk and the new pedestrian lights have been erected. Some of the “expressway-like” overhead signs have been replaced with smaller signs that are more in keeping with the scale of the bridge, and the rest will be replaced soon. The south sidewalk is finished, so the contractor has switched traffic patterns and is doing similar work on north sidewalk. When this project is completed in September, vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians should all enjoy a safer, and cheerier, crossing of the river.

Cynwyd Station & Cynwyd Trailhead -- Two projects are nearing completion and there is an October 28th date set for a ribbon cutting for both.  

58th Street Greenway -- The trail is being paved this summer. Trees, lighting, and pedestrian signage will be installed early this fall and a ribbon cutting to follow. Programming to celebrate the greenway is already underway through the Get Active 58th! program. 

Camden Greenway -- Three projects are under construction that will significantly enhance the Camden Greenway: Pearl Street (next to the Ben Franklin Bridge), MLK Boulevard Waterfront Connection, and Pine Street Connector

Tacony Creek - Trail construction of Phase 1 (I & Ramona to Whitaker Avenue) is underway as of July 2012. 

Trails expected to break ground in 2012

Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

Port Richmond Section of the East Coast Greenway

Penn Street Trail

Realignment of the Delaware Riverfront Trail between Pier 70 and Washington Avenue