Egret near Selinsgrove, photo by Rita Kurtz
Selinsgrove's vibrant downtown
Enjoying public river access in Selinsgrove

Selinsgrove A Susq. Greenway River Town

September 29, 2015 

 

Borough of Selinsgrove River Town Designation Ceremony

The Borough of Selinsgrove will officially be designated as a “Susquehanna Greenway River Town” on Wednesday October 7, 2015 at 5:30pm at a short ceremony on the Isle of Que boat launch. The public is invited to attend in support of this designation and the opportunities that will ensue. The Borough has always been a town along the river, but this is an official designation through the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership.

The Susquehanna Greenway Partnerships goals include helping towns along the Susquehanna River create river parks, biking trails, walking trails and water access points; attract and support sustainable economic development; protect water quality; and lessen flood damage with green infrastructure. This designation will open up opportunities for the Borough to enhance its connection with the Susquehanna River.

"We really do have a tremendous resource in the Susquehanna River," said Jim Charles, Isle of Que native. "But the town of Selinsgrove also has Penns Creek, Middle Creek and several areas of public land along Penns Creek. All of what we have is the best kept secret in the world." He wanted to do something to facilitate greater access to the water resources.

The Selinsgrove Borough hopes to work closely with the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership to enhance one of the ‘best kept secrets’ of Selinsgrove. The benefits of becoming a River Town include assistance with creating an attractive riverfront – which could draw tourists, attract new businesses and jobs, and encourage healthy recreational activities.

For questions, please contact Jessie Runkle, (570) 374-2311 or jrunkle@selinsgrove.org