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4/26/18 The Lock has been repaired and water level on the canal is back to normal.

Lock Opening

the Third Sunday
of each Month at 3:00

weather permitting


Sunday, May 20th, 1 to 4 PM

Wildflower Walk

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, 400 Towpath Rd., Mont Clare, Pa, 610-917-8030

Join SCA’s Dave Williams for a guided walk to view wildflowers along the Schuylkill River and ravines.

Weather permitting, this is a moderately difficult 1.5 hour hike up the first ravine, up a steep hill, along the bluffs, then down a narrow trail, and back to Lock 60 along the Schuylkill River.

Ages: 8 and up with an adult, pre-registration requested, meet at Locktender’s House.

Wednesday, June 6th, 3 PM to 8:30 PM

Schuylkill River Sojourn

Dinner and Program (6 PM to 8:30 PM): St. Michael’s Park in Mont Clare, PA, 

The Schuylkill River Sojourn is a week-long paddle of the Schuylkill River starting in Schuylkill Haven and ending in Philadelphia. The sojourn will arrive at Lock 60 on Wednesday, June 6th at about 3:30 PM. The sojourners will lock through Lock 60, set up camp in the picnic grove and enjoy an evening in Mont Clare and depart on Thursday, June 7th.  We invite you to come out, welcome the sojourners to Mont Clare and take part in the dinner and program on June 6th. That evening events beginning at 6 :00 PM until 8:30 PM at St. Michael's Park, Otterbein United Methodist Church will be serving a delicious spaghetti dinner with dessert and coffee provided by St. Michael of the Archangel Catholic Church.

Community members are more than welcome to come for dinner; $10.00 per person will cover the all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner with salad, beverages and dessert included. Pre-registration and payment is recommended to make sure there is enough for all to enjoy. 

Sunday, June 24th, 8:30 AM to 5 PM

36th Annual Canal Day

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, 400 Towpath Rd., Mont Clare, Pa, 610-917-8030

The SCA invites the community to its 36th annual event.  At Lock 60 and St. Michael’s Park in Mont Clare, PA (right across the river from Phoenixville). This day full of family-oriented fun along the Schuylkill Canal Park includes food, music, kids' games & crafts, competitive activities such as the Schuylkill River Trail Run, the Canoe/Kayak 5-Mile Water Trail Race, and the international and world renown Canal Joust. The Canal Day $5/car donation will be accepted upon entering the access road from St. Michael’s Park to Lock 60. Please be advised, Towpath Road will be closed to vehicular traffic, starting at 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM, A handicap-accessible shuttle bus will bring people back and forth, free-of-charge, from the parking area all day. 

For additional information, call (610) 917-0021 or visit www.schuylkillcanal.org.

SCA Volunteer's Maintaining Navigation in the Schuylkill Canal

A special thank you to the volunteers that braved 6 deg F temperatures for 5 hrs performing tree removal last Sunday, the coldest day in modern history. Cold temperatures, for an extended period, provided a rare opportunity to safely access areas of the canal for tree work. Trees were worked from or dropped onto the ice as had not previously been possible.

In addition to tree removal from Route 29 to the Fitzwater Station, trees were removed from structural walls in the canal forebay above the lock gates. In total, an estimated 25 problem trees greater than 6” diameter and countless nuisance limbs were removed as planned, without incident.

Please think of their work as you paddle under tree limbs during the warm comfortable months.

List of volunteers 
Lorraine Phillips
Mikael Stokes
John White
Steve Kosak
Todd Welsh
Chris Zeliznak
Strickland Kneass
Kevin McDonnell
Cory Reid
Wayne Martin

2 unknown volunteers from Black Rock Rd and 113 that came late morning and provided momentum extending work to 2 pm.

There was another volunteer (the guy in the Cabella's sweatshirt). Used to be a Mont Clare local. The two other guys were from up around the Farm Park.

Thanks to all that helped!

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