POTTSTOWN PA – A free survey that launched Tuesday (Nov. 27, 2012) hopes to learn more about the ways area residents and visitors use the Schuylkill River (or not) for recreational purposes, and seeks their thoughts on improving the “water trail.” It’s being conducted online by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, the National Park Service, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and the state Environmental Council, and is available here.
Survey answers will help the organizations jointly develop a strategic action plan for the water trail, which begins in Pottsville and extends to Philadelphia. It consists of access points, rest areas, and attractions for people using small non-motorized watercraft. This plan is intended to promote, develop, and sustain trail use.
This survey also is important, the groups said, because it should help them understand what river users feel are the most substantial issues related to water trail access and river recreation.
Survey responses will be confidential. Responses will be analyzed and then reported as summaries in which no individual’s answers can be identified. The survey closes Dec. 14. Completing it takes about 10 minutes.
Photo from the Schuylkill River Heritage Area