Monday, August 18, 2014

Governor's Visit to the Schuylkill River Heritage Area

Gov. Tom Corbett paddled on the Schuylkill River on Sunday August 17 and stopped in Pottstown for a visit that included a tour of our River of Revolutions Interpretive Center and a press conference at Riverfront Park, along the Schuylkill River Trail outside our office. Below are some photos from his visit.
The Governor spent the morning paddling on the Schuylkill. He kayaked about 10 miles, from Union Twp. in Berks Co. to North Coventry. in Chester Co.

After lunch at the Manatawny Still Works in Pottstown, he arrived at the Schuylkill River Heritage Area Headquarters and was greeted by our Executive Director Kurt Zwikl and DCNR Secretary Ellen Ferretti
Gov. Corbett and Sec. Ferretti were given a guided tour of our River of the Revolutions Interpretive Ctr. by Kurt Zwikl

Kurt showed Corbett & Ferretti a map of the Heritage Area
Gov. Corbett viewed our touch screen monitors about the Three Revolutions
Gov. Corbett took a peek through our binoculars for a hawk's eye view 

After the tour, the governor presented Kurt with four oak saplings from the Governor's Mansion to be planted along the Schuylkill River
During the press conference, Kurt presented the governor with a poster commemorating the Schuylkill as PA's 2014 River of the Year.

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