Wolf an­nounces $3 mil­lion grant for Philadel­phia river trail

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - NEWS -

PHILADEL­PHIA >> Gov. Tom Wolf has an­nounced a $3 mil­lion state grant to help re­de­velop a 2.25-mile sec­tion of the Schuylkill River Trail in Philadel­phia.

Wolf said Mon­day that the money would help “re­claim and re­de­velop” brown­field sites along the river, even­tu­ally ex­pand­ing the trail’s reach to the Passyunk Bridge in south­west Philadel­phia.

Af­ter the news con­fer­ence, the gov­er­nor and other of­fi­cials got onto bi­cy­cles for a spin along the trail.

Of­fi­cials say the river­side trail hosts 29,000 vis­i­tors a week, or about 1.5 mil­lion peo­ple a year.

Cindy Dunn, sec­re­tary of the Depart­ment of Con­ser­va­tion and Nat­u­ral Re­sources, said the trail may one day con­nect Philadel­phia with Read­ing in eastern Penn­syl­va­nia.

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