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.
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
Choose “Executive Office”
Phone for Executive Office 202-761-0001
Philadelphia office of US Corps of Army Engineers
email addresses of local Corps officials
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
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