Preserving Open Space in Chester County 



Of Chester County


Invites you to its 75th Annual Meeting

Thursday April 3rd, 2014 at 8:00 pm


At the Great Valley Presbyterian Church
On Swedesford Road, North of Paoli


A River Again:
The Story of the Schuylkill River Project

In a short time, the Schuylkill went from being considered waters of "uncommon purity" to being this country's dirtiest river.  That distinction resulted in the Schuylkill River becoming the focus of a precedent setting river cleanup effort from 1947 to 1951.  Join us to hear Chari Towne discuss her book A River Again: The Story of the Schuylkill River Project.  Chari will describe how the Schuylkill was allowed to become so polluted and will discuss its restoration - a cautionary tale for anyone who currently enjoys our waterways.

Chari Towne is Director, Grants and Communications for the Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN), which she joined in 1996 to oversee the organization's Schuylkill programs. Town also serves as DRN's Director of Awareness-to-Action.  Towne has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.  

For more information please call 610-647-5380.
Refreshments will be served following the program.  The public is welcome.