September 6, 2012
The historic town of Jersey Shore is located along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. The town’s location and identity are entwined in its river heritage, yet there is no public access to connect with the rich resources of the river.
The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership is working with the Borough of Jersey Shore, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and other community leaders to develop a safe public river access that offers recreation opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming and sightseeing.
“Residents of Jersey Shore have been interested in getting a good public river access for years,” said Trish Carothers, Susquehanna Greenway Partnership Executive Director. “Most of the funding for this project has been secured, just $50,000 needs to be raised from the local community to take this project from start to completion."
Learn more with the Public Access Project Profile.
The Borough of Jersey Shore and the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership are seeking tax-deductible contributions from businesses and individuals that want to see this important project completed.
Project Sponsors include the Borough, Jersey Shore State Bank, Williamsport-Lycoming Community Foundation, Nittany MinitMart, Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, Susquehanna Greenway Partnership, PA DCNR, West Pharmaceutical Services, Santino's Italian Cuisine, Jersey Shore Area Lioness Club, Process Control Specialties, Inc., and C&E Containers.
Nittany MinitMart held a fundraiser during the month of August and donated a portion of proceeds from gasoline and snack sales to the Public Access Project. Read about their support here.
Individuals looking to make a tax-deductible donation to the Public Access Project can donate online using the link below. Please include "Jersey Shore Public Access" in the comment section. Thank you!
For more information or to become a sponsor contact Trish Carothers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-522-7259
The Susquehanna Greenway is a corridor of connected trails, parks, river access points, and communities, linking people to the natural and cultural treasures of the Susquehanna River and its West Branch. Over 500 miles in the length, the Greenway is one of our state’s greatest resources, conserving the environment for all living things, and creating recreational opportunities for healthy communities.