Archive for January, 2011

MLK Day and the Volunteer Army

MKL Day 2011

Ivy Ridge Green joined a terrifying number of volunteers for the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. day of service along the Lower Merion side of the Schuylkill River. Hats off to the Friends of the Cynwyd Trail, to Lower Merion Township, to St Joe’s, to the many other sponsors of the cleanup and — finally — to the dozen or so Philadelphians who tromped across the bridges to help lead volunteer teams in another county. You all do our city proud.

Let’s get that bridge built so that we can see more of each other.

Filed under Cynwyd Heritage Trail : Comments (0) : Jan 18th, 2011

City awarded $1.3 to open the Manayunk Bridge


On Thursday, PennDOT announced $24 million for smart transportation projects around the state — and funds to open the Manayunk Bridge, at $1.3 million, made the cut.

No kidding. Looks like Manayunk is going to be reunited with “West Manayunk.”

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Filed under Cynwyd Heritage Trail, The Trail : Comments (0) : Jan 7th, 2011

MLK Day Cleanup: Tow Path Bridge

Tow Path Bridge

UPDATE: Here is a map [PDF] of the work site, with driving direction.

On January 17th, join volunteers from Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties on the Schuylkill River Trail — your work will help complete the trail and connect the two counties.

Meet by the Tow Path Bridge (behind the Manayunk Brewery, pictured above) at 9:00 am and to work on removing brush, vines and debris from the waterfront area.

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Filed under Cleanups, Cynwyd Heritage Trail : Comments (0) : Jan 4th, 2011