River Towns Program

SG SignRiver towns were centers of economic activity from earliest times. The essentials needed for community life were within walking distance—home, work and play were conveniently woven together. Today, these community relationships are still valued. People choose to visit and live in communities with stable economies, walkable and bike-friendly neighborhoods, nearby recreation, and with memorable town centers for business and social activity. The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) holds a vision for a system-wide network of vibrant River Towns, actively connected to the Susquehanna and engaged with each other.

Become a Susquehanna Greenway River Town
This Program provides assistance to Susquehanna Greenway communities that seek to revitalize and celebrate their River connection, based on four key principles:

  • ƒ Respect and work with the nature of the Susquehanna River
  • ƒ Connect with the River (physically, visually, spiritually)
  • ƒ Involve people with the River and with their River Town
  • ƒ Recognize that economic development favors River Towns
These principles provide a foundation for:
  • ƒ Conducting a River Town Assessment
  • ƒ Defining a Community Vision and Goals
  • ƒ Developing an Action Plan for revitalization projects
  • ƒ Identifying partners for implementation
  • ƒ Collectively promoting the River Towns of the Susquehanna Greenway
The SGP provides assistance for this work through Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs) and Greenway Coordinators. They can work with your community leaders and local “Greening Team” to develop a plan of action for your community’s revitalization.

River Town Informational Brochure

River Town Application 

Susquehanna River Towns Workshop: Creating Greener, More Flood Resilient Communities

 

Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits
The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership is seeking sponsors at that are willing to help make a difference in the communities where they are located. Sponsors will be recognized in all press releases, during all community workshops, on reports and plans prepared for the community and any other public events. For more information about business sponsorship opportunities view the River Towns Program Sponsorship Opportunities, and contact Bridget Kane at bkane@susquehannagreenway.org or 570-522-7275.

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