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December 2021

Thanks to the all the volunteers that helped with the clean up December 4th and 5th.  We filled up a 30 cubic yard dumpster with litter and debris from Hurricane Ida.  

2021 Holiday Luminaria

We will be hosting the event Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 5 to 8 PM.  Luminaries will line the towpath from Route 29 to Lock 60 and the Locktender's House.  The Locktender's House will be decorated with natural decorations for the holiday.  As in years past, Meadowlark will be providing music.  Santa will not be attending the event but he promised to drop off some gift bags for the kids.  Warm beverages and snacks will be provided.  It will be an outdoor event.  Limited parking is available at Lock 60.  If you are driving on the towpath please be aware that many guest choose to walk down the towpath to this event.  Only a steady downpour of rain cancels the event.  We hope to see you there!


Guide and Map

Where is the Schuylkill Canal?


Spotted Lanternfly

Control Activities:

Lock 60 has been selected for Spotted Lanternfly control activities in partnership with the Montgomery County Conservation District, in an effort to combat this destructive invasive pest. Ailanthus altissima, invasive "Tree-of-Heaven," is the preferred host of the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF). A qualified licensed contractor will be killing the invasive Tree-of-Heaven throughout the selected parks and treating select trees with systemic insecticide, through establishment of "trap trees," to kill the Spotted Lanternfly which feed on these trees. This work presents no harm to humans, animals or the environment and work is being carried out in accordance with PA state protocols and standards.

For general information about the Spotted Lanternfly, visit Penn State Extension's website: 


2019 SCA Newsletter

Article - The Building of the Schuylkill Navigation System, 1815-1828 

by Edward J. Gibbons, Siena College 

Message Regarding 2017 Water Lettuce Clean Up

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