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Why We Must Dredge Boathouse Row Now!!

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Imagine the lights of Boathouse Row going dark. That’s what might happen if the rowing lanes of the Schuylkill River are not dredged very very soon.  (Or it might look as it did in photo above, in 1934).
Boathouse Row is a cradle of American rowing, a venue for nearly 200 years  for the ever more popular sport. Today, it remains a huge economic draw for the city of Philadelphia, and of huge importance to the students at the 40 high school programs in the region who compete there. Boathouse Row is the site of the largest high school regatta in the world (the Stotesbury) and one of the largest collegiate regattas (the Dad Vail),. not to mention a resource for the many local colleges who compete nationwide for the best high school rowers. 
Below are two article calling urgently for dredging, and below that some ideas for how you can act to protect this historic and economic resource.
Billy Penn: 
Philadelphia Inquirer

Take the time to write a letter to the Secretary of the Army. Tell him how important dredging the Schuylkill River  is to Philadelphia’s future.
Letters have more impact  than emails. But if you don’t have time to write, send emails or call (see list)

Secretary of the Army
101 Army Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310-0101
usarmy.pentagon.hqda-oaa.mbx.oaa-communications-poc@mail.mil

US Army Corps of Engineers in DC
Choose “Executive Office” 
Phone for Executive Office 202-761-0001

Philadelphia office of US Corps of Army Engineers
email addresses of local Corps officials
edward.c.voigt@usace.army.mil, stephen.rochette@usace.army.mil; michael.t.boyle@usace.army.mil

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney


PA Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey
Sen. Pat Toomey 202-224-4254  https://www.toomey.senate.gov/ 
Sen. Bob Casey 202-224-6324  https://www.casey.senate.gov/contact

Congressman Bob Brady (Thank him for his continued support for dredging)

202-225-4731
https://brady.house.gov/contact-me/email-me



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