|This winning photo was captioned: "Two Bucks."|
The votes are in and this shot, submitted by "Carol" from Pottstown, was the First Place winner in the "Wild and Scenic" category of the "Schuylkill Shots Photo Contest," put on by the Schuylkill Action Network.
The winning photos can be viewed on the organization's web page, or here on Flickr, or here on their Facebook page.
Here are few others I like:
Now if you're sorry you missed a chance to vote on your favorite river photo, and you should be faithful readers given that I have you a heads up in this Nov. 24 post, now is your chance to cast your vote the entire river.
Thanks to the same folks at the Schuylkill Action Network, I'm able to alert you to an ongoing vote for Pennsylvania's River of the Year
You can vote by clicking here.
This is the description for the Schuylkill Ballot:
The 128-mile Schuylkill River touches countryside and urban life as it flows from Pennsylvania’s Coal Region into the City of Philadelphia.
From the American Revolution, to the Industrial Revolution and Environmental Revolution, the Schuylkill has always played a central role in Pennsylvania’s story, and in Philadelphia’s growth as a city. What was a dead river in the mid-1900s is now home to more than 40 species of fish and a wide variety of other wildlife thanks to improved water treatment systems, watershed education programs and other cleanup measures.
Since 1992, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation (SRDC) has worked in a public-private partnership, along with the City of Philadelphia, to coordinate, plan and implement economic, recreational, environmental and cultural improvements and tourism initiatives on the lower tidal Schuylkill River. Through the years, the City has acquired and reclaimed former industrial properties and brownfields along the Schuylkill, making it possible for SRDC to steadily transform this abandoned no-man’s land into a continuous greenway to be enjoyed by all.
The Schuylkill Banks greenway and connecting trails create a riparian buffer between the Schuylkill River and bordering sites, helping to manage stormwater runoff into the river and mitigate flooding during storms while providing an ideal spot for outdoor recreation.
If selected for River of the Year, SRDC will continue to offer basic and specialty kayak tours, including a half hour of training and an hour on the water. SRDC will also continue our annual outdoor movie series and other special events, including the Philly Fun Fishing Fest. SRDC is also working towards a new and improved educational “Secrets of the Schuylkill” riverboat tour series, as well as a riverboat tour to Bartram’s Garden—the country’s oldest botanic garden—within the coming year.
Our competition is paltry, laughable, inferior I say. Here's a look and edited versions of the state's descriptions.
|The Kiskiminetas. What kind of name is that|
for a self-respecting river?
Eight boating access points have been installed to enable the public to use the rivers, and three liveries rent canoes and kayaks to thousands of people each year.
If selected for River of the Year, the StrongLand Chamber Foundation will do some of the “tried and true” programs as in the past, working with municipalities, historic societies and points-of-interest organizations. In addition the StrongLand Chamber will organize an environmental laboratory project to check and document the river’s clean-up. They also would plan to add river signage and produce an interpretive guide for the river to
help people from outside the region appreciate local history and points of interest, so that they will want to return to this great resource.
This one is practically a Schuylkill tributary, the key
word being "tribute."
With 25 years of experience, the Swatara Creek Watershed Association has a history of delivering on promises. The organization has a track record of successful river cleanups, river stakeholder convening, and public education events. The Swatara Creek Watershed Association has been instrumental in the creation and promotion of the Swatara Water Trail.
If selected for River of the Year, the Swatara Creek Watershed Association will organize a diverse series of events to highlight the creek. These include the annual sojourn, additional paddling opportunities, an art show highlighting the creek, and events associated with Lebanon County’s 200th anniversary and the role that the Swatara has played in history
|Sorry, this one just sounds boring.|
The Lackawanna River is a 40.8-mile-long tributary of the Susquehanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania in the United States. It flows through a region of the northern Pocono Mountains that was once a center of anthracite coal mining in the United States.
For years, the Lackawanna has been a neglected river. However, with the conservation efforts of Lackawanna County and other organizations, water quality and wildlife have returned.
I consider this the river to beat. After all people,
it's in Pittsburgh! Where's our Philly pride? We can't
let them win. It would be like the Pirates beating the Phillies.