The Schyulkill River site was one of the nation’s first environmenal clean-up projects … in the 1940s
PHOENIXVILLE PA – Visitors can explore Black Rock Sanctuary’s little known birding spot Saturday (April 28, 2012) from 1-2:30 p.m. during a program call the “Weirs and Whys of Black Rock,” at the sanctuary, 953 Black Rock Road, Phoenixville.
- This event has been added to The Post calendar.
A guided tour will offer an overview of the sanctuary’s history, from the start of the Phoenix Iron Canal through the 1940s Schuylkill River Project – which was one of the first environmental clean-ups in this nation’s history – and beyond. The event is part of Chester County’s 2012 Town Tours and Village Walks program.
Advance registration is appreciated; call 610-344-6923 to register. A $4 admission fee will be charged for adults and children age 13 and older. Children age 12 and younger are free. Visitors should gather in the sanctuary parking lot, on Route 113 between Riverwalk Drive and Winding River Boulevard about 1-1/2 miles north of downtown Phoenixville.