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The Schuylkill River
Celebrating Schuylkill Waters
Have you spent some time on, in or by the Schuylkill River?
Feel free to add information, photos and videos about the river or one of its tributaries (smaller streams that flow into the Schuylkill). Check out how other people are enjoying the River.
Mon Dec 16, 2013Read Full Story
Hidden Costs of BOTTLED WATER / Tom Davidock
We all know that bottled water is a wasteful, high-cost convenience. But Americans are addicted. This year, we consumed four times as many gallons of bottled water as we did in 1997. So maybe it’s time for a reminder: commercially bottled water isn’t any cleaner or healthier than the water we get from tap. In fact, it’s worse and it costs more.
Sun Apr 7, 2013Read Full Story
Along the Banks / Sandy Sorlien
This is a documentary art project launched in 2013. I'm photographing old factories, new development, recreation trails, railways, and floodplain detritus along the riparian-urban edge of the Schuylkill River Valley from Pottsville to Philadelphia.
Sun Apr 7, 2013Read Full Story
Rowing the Schuylkill / Sandy Sorlien
As a photographer, I'm nervous about taking a camera into a tippy rowing shell, but fortunately I have a stable open-water shell perfect for this purpose. Here are some images of the beautiful Schuylkill from Boathouse Row to Manayunk, shot over the stern of the shell.
Wed Jul 18, 2012Read Full Story
2012 Schuylkill Sojourn Journals: The Sammy Shad Prioject / Tom Davidock
The Schuylkill River Sojourn is a 7-day, 112 mile guided canoe and kayak trip on the Schuylkill River beginning in Schuylkill Haven and ending in Philadelphia. Throughout the Sojourn, four ‘Stanley Shad’ cut-outs traveled the length of the Schuylkill taped to kayakers’ boats. Following are the journals following Sammy’s diverse experience on the river.
Thu Feb 16, 2012Read Full Story
Keeping Schuylkill Waters Clean: Agriculture Pollution / Tom Davidock
This is a short video overview of some of the work we're doing to keep the Schuylkill Watershed free from agriculture pollution. In the Schuylkill River Watershed, nearly 37% of our polluted streams is a result of agriculture pollution. Together, in partnership with farmers, we're working to keep our water clean and farms productive.
Thu Aug 18, 2011Read Full Story
2011 SAN Drinking Water Award Ceremony Video / Tom Davidock
2011 SAN Drinking Water Award Ceremony Video
Voices of the Watershed / Tom Davidock
A video project to show how we are all connected through water. This video was filmed, written, and illustrated by 3rd and 4th graders at The Miquon School (www.miquon.org). Created on February 25, 2011.
Anya's watershed video / Tom Davidock
This video was created by Anya, a fifth grade student at The Miquon School. She used Scratch, a programming language for young learners from M.I.T., to tell her watershed story. (www.miquon.org)
This is Our Watershed / Tom Davidock
This video was created by 5th and 6th grade students at The Miquon School
Personal Stories from the River: Mark Nevenglosky / Sierra Gladfelter
2010 Sojourn Participant 29; Telford PA, originally from Hometown PA Past Sojourns: (2008, 2009, 2010)
Personal Stories from the River: Lou Ann Pacocha / Sierra Gladfelter
2010 Sojourn Participant Age 52; Coal Twp., PA Past Sojourns:4th Full trip on the Schuylkill River
Personal Stories from the River: Shawn Gemmell & Cody Gemmell / Sierra Gladfelter
2010 Sojourn Participant Age: 40 (Shawn) and 12 (Cody); Saint Clair, Pennsylvania. First Sojourn
Personal Stories from the River: Toni Dougherty / Tom Davidock
2010 Sojourn Participant Age: 63; King of Prussia First Sojourn
Personal Stories from the River: Steven Clemson / Sierra Gladfelter
2010 Schuylkill River Sojourn Participant Age: 19; Tamaqua, PA Past Sojourns: (2009, 2010)
Perspectives from the River / Sierra Gladfelter
Personal Stories from the 2010 Schuylkill River Sojourn
Wed Jun 16, 2010Read Full Story
Hot sunny day cool shallow waters nice stiff current
Mon Mar 8, 2010Read Full Story
A river runs through us / Tom Davidock
Multimedia series on the Schuylkill River from the Reading Eagle Newspaper.
Wed Jun 10, 2009Read Full Story
WFMZ Video of Schuylkill Sojourn / Dee Ross
2009 Schuylkill River Sojourn
Thu Jun 4, 2009Read Full Story
Fishing for Cars / Jim Watters
Car removal from Stony Creek found during 22nd annual clean up. Removed 4/12/08 - Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLOHwT5xRoI
Tue May 12, 2009Read Full Story
Stormwater PSA Video / Drew Lapinski
This is a project of the Source Water Protection seminar which was offered at Reading Area Community College spring 2009. It is a one-minute public service announcement about storm water run-off. The message is simple - you dump it you drink it. There are both English and Spanish versions of the video.
Tue Apr 28, 2009Read Full Story
Swimming in the Schuylkill / Jen Adkins
What is it really like to be up close and personal with the Schuylkill River? A triathlete gives his view from the water.