Schuylkill Waters - Watershed Stories Stories based in the Schuylkill watershed posted by our members Sun, 04 Oct 2015 12:18:50 EST en-us Hidden Costs of BOTTLED WATER Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:07:32 GMT We all know that bottled water is a wasteful, high-cost convenience. But Americans are addicted. This year, we consumed four times as many gallons of bottled water as we did in 1997. So maybe it’s time for a reminder: commercially bottled water isn’t any cleaner or healthier than the water we get from tap. In fact, it’s worse and it costs more. Along the Banks Sun, 07 Apr 2013 11:07:13 GMT This is a documentary art project launched in 2013. I'm photographing old factories, new development, recreation trails, railways, and floodplain detritus along the riparian-urban edge of the Schuylkill River Valley from Pottsville to Philadelphia. Rowing the Schuylkill Sun, 07 Apr 2013 10:57:31 GMT As a photographer, I'm nervous about taking a camera into a tippy rowing shell, but fortunately I have a stable open-water shell perfect for this purpose. Here are some images of the beautiful Schuylkill from Boathouse Row to Manayunk, shot over the stern of the shell. 2012 Schuylkill Sojourn Journals: The Sammy Shad Prioject Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:58:36 GMT The Schuylkill River Sojourn is a 7-day, 112 mile guided canoe and kayak trip on the Schuylkill River beginning in Schuylkill Haven and ending in Philadelphia. Throughout the Sojourn, four ‘Stanley Shad’ cut-outs traveled the length of the Schuylkill taped to kayakers’ boats. Following are the journals following Sammy’s diverse experience on the river. Keeping Schuylkill Waters Clean: Agriculture Pollution Thu, 16 Feb 2012 14:49:42 GMT This is a short video overview of some of the work we're doing to keep the Schuylkill Watershed free from agriculture pollution. In the Schuylkill River Watershed, nearly 37% of our polluted streams is a result of agriculture pollution. Together, in partnership with farmers, we're working to keep our water clean and farms productive. 2011 SAN Drinking Water Award Ceremony Video Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:17:21 GMT 2011 SAN Drinking Water Award Ceremony Video Voices of the Watershed Mon, 07 Mar 2011 10:05:18 GMT A video project to show how we are all connected through water. This video was filmed, written, and illustrated by 3rd and 4th graders at The Miquon School ( Created on February 25, 2011. Anya's watershed video Mon, 07 Mar 2011 10:04:17 GMT This video was created by Anya, a fifth grade student at The Miquon School. She used Scratch, a programming language for young learners from M.I.T., to tell her watershed story. ( This is Our Watershed Mon, 07 Mar 2011 10:01:05 GMT This video was created by 5th and 6th grade students at The Miquon School Personal Stories from the River: Mark Nevenglosky Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:35:43 GMT 2010 Sojourn Participant 29; Telford PA, originally from Hometown PA Past Sojourns: (2008, 2009, 2010) Personal Stories from the River: Lou Ann Pacocha Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:29:00 GMT 2010 Sojourn Participant Age 52; Coal Twp., PA Past Sojourns:4th Full trip on the Schuylkill River Personal Stories from the River: Shawn Gemmell & Cody Gemmell Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:25:13 GMT 2010 Sojourn Participant Age: 40 (Shawn) and 12 (Cody); Saint Clair, Pennsylvania. First Sojourn Personal Stories from the River: Toni Dougherty Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:22:03 GMT 2010 Sojourn Participant Age: 63; King of Prussia First Sojourn Personal Stories from the River: Steven Clemson Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:17:17 GMT 2010 Schuylkill River Sojourn Participant Age: 19; Tamaqua, PA Past Sojourns: (2009, 2010) Perspectives from the River Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:02:07 GMT Personal Stories from the 2010 Schuylkill River Sojourn Swimming Port Clinton nr Leesport Wed, 16 Jun 2010 20:50:31 GMT Hot sunny day cool shallow waters nice stiff current A river runs through us Mon, 08 Mar 2010 10:46:15 GMT Multimedia series on the Schuylkill River from the Reading Eagle Newspaper. WFMZ Video of Schuylkill Sojourn Wed, 10 Jun 2009 12:07:42 GMT 2009 Schuylkill River Sojourn Fishing for Cars Thu, 04 Jun 2009 19:05:54 GMT Car removal from Stony Creek found during 22nd annual clean up. Removed 4/12/08 - Video Stormwater PSA Video Tue, 12 May 2009 10:30:49 GMT This is a project of the Source Water Protection seminar which was offered at Reading Area Community College spring 2009. It is a one-minute public service announcement about storm water run-off. The message is simple - you dump it you drink it. There are both English and Spanish versions of the video. Swimming in the Schuylkill Tue, 28 Apr 2009 11:26:20 GMT What is it really like to be up close and personal with the Schuylkill River? A triathlete gives his view from the water.