Friday, December 07, 2007

The paving was completed and a new playground installed just in time for the first significant snowfall of 2007.
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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

In October and November of 2007, the falls were "turned off" to allow re-construction of the streambanks below the falls. The flood of 1973 (hurricane Agnes) began the erosion process and it has continued ever since washing hundreds of tons of soil downstream. The rock lined channel, "root wad" deflectors and other steam improvements assure that the stream will remain within the channel and provide fish habitat as well.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Over 100 post were used to create underwater fish habitat. This occured during a scheduled drawdown of the lake.
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Saturday, November 10, 2007

The PCC Crew continued it's work on the boardwalk. A jackhammer was the solution to suborn rock that needed to be removed to widen the trail.
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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Several rain gardens were added to absorb storm water runoff and return it to the water table.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A new and improved Clubhouse Road begins to take shape.
Note the use of infiltration trenches.
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Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Schuylkill Technology/Schuylkill Builders Association Gazebo was dedicated and the Schuylkill Leadership pavilion was also dedicated on 10/11/07
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Monday, October 08, 2007

Conduit for new parking lot lighting was installed, the storage shed was hauled to it's new location, disturbed land was seeded and mulched.
Road drainage made use of the practice called infiltration trenches to absorb water rather than run it off the road into a culvert.

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

The PCC Crew began work on the boardwalk to the falls. The parking lots began to take shape. The front porch is stronger, safer and looks better too.

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Monday, September 10, 2007

In August 2007, work began on the major renovations to the Park. Clubhouse Road and the front porch were rebuilt.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

In June, 2007 the Schuylkill Technology Center under carpentry instructor, Tim McGinley, furnished the Park with a beautiful Gazebo.
Special thanks also to the Schuylkill Builders Association for providing materials.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

In June, the all important "Facility" was added to the Fish and Boat Access Area. The newly renovated parking area is the result of County and PA Fish and Boat Commission funding.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Sweet Arrow Lake was stocked with 1,000 trout from the Swatara coopertive trout nursery and with over 4,000 trout from the PA Fish and boat Commission.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

The Schuylkill Leadership Class of 2007 paid for and helped erect a 24' x 32' picnic pavilion in the Falls Parking area. About 25 members of the class attended and asseembled 3 picnic tables and cleaned up the trail as well.

Monday, April 02, 2007

The Schuylkill County Commisioners stock the first trout ever placed in Sweet Arrow Lake by the PA Fish and Boat Commission. In order Commissioners Mantura Gallagher, Robert Carl and Frank Staudenmeier. Gary Slutter, WCO "pipes" in the remainder of the 2,000 rainbows.

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Saturday, March 31, 2007

The First day of trout brought many fishermen and non-fishermen alike to the Clubhouse for breakfast sponsored by the Sweet Arrow Lake Conservation Association.
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