LEESPORT PA – Leaders of the Pottstown-based Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area, and the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department, are among panelists planned next week in Leesport to discuss how government agencies can work together on managing water and infrastructure issues.
The discussion, scheduled for Wednesday (May 31, 2023) from 3-3:45 p.m. at the Blue Marsh Lake Visitor Center, 1268 Palisades Dr., will be hosted by Pennsylvania 4th District U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean. Among those scheduled to participate are Greenways’ Executive Director Elaine Paul Schaefer and Deputy Director Tim Fenchel; and department Director Cathy Wegener and Assistant Director Brendan Lederer.
Dean will be joined in the environment-related discussion by officials from the Delaware River Basin Commission, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, state representatives, and the director of the Western Berks Water Authority.
The lake’s visitor center serves as the setting, Dean’s office said, due to its role as “a vital resource for reducing flood risk, providing recreational opportunities, and supporting water supply needs” for the region.
For more information, call Dean’s Pottstown office at 610-382-1250.
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