If you live near Delaware Park or anywhere along Amherst Street, then you must be concerned about the future of Scajaquada Creek because it’s right in your neighborhood.
The issue of restoring the creek is especially poignant now that there is an honest to goodness planning effort underway to downgrade the Scajaquada Expressway Route 198 State Highway. The two projects go hand-in-hand, which means only one thing. Seeing that the DOT is starting to listen to the community regarding its want for a boulevard over a freeway, it’s time to concentrate additional efforts on the future of the creek – the two are one in the same.
Looking back at the historic photos of the waterway, it’s easy to see what a restored creek could do for surrounding neighborhoods, from Main Street to the Black Rock Channel. If you are concerned about the future of the creek, and want to see an underutilized asset restored to a city gem… now’s your chance to attend an informative session that will help to steer the direction of the creek in years to come.
On Thursday June 12, 2014, join artists, scientists, athletes and activists as they discuss the future of this orphaned creek. The talks take place between 6:30pm and 9pm at the Burchfield-Penney Arts Center.