The Black Rock Sanctuary is situated along the Schuylkill River in Chester County, Pennsylvania. It consists of approximately 120 acres of woodlands, wetlands and meadows. The Sanctuary offers the public accessible interpretive trails with historic and environmental educational stations. The public is able to learn and experience history, geology, wildlife, plant life and ecological habitats. It offers recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking, fishing and boating.
Proposed Improvements Include:
Add trailhead providing access to the PICTA (Phoenixville Iron and Central Trails Association) with access to/from Black Rock Road (PA Route 113)
Add 2 canoe/kayak portage ramps at the Southern end of the Sanctuary adjacent to the Schyulkill River
Paved parking area with 29 ADA compliant spaces
Drop off area for two vehicles with canoe/kayak trailers
Two retaining walls
Short trail segments
An information kiosk and two (2) benches are proposed in proximity of an existing bridge that goes to the Schuylkill River.
Published by Phoenixville Green Team
The Phoenixville Green Team is a group of local volunteers advocating the vision of a greener community that preserves the environment and promotes healthy, sustainable lifestyles and businesses.
We develop and support local initiatives, build awareness and motivate people on how to “live, work, and play the Green Way” in the Greater Phoenixville Area.
We are always looking for curious, passionate members interested in exploring, advocating and creating local, sustainable and environmentally friendly ways to improve and enjoy our community.
The Green Team merged in 2015 with Phoenix Iron Canal and Trails Association (PICTA) adding the mission of the completing the 10 mile Phoenixville Greenway, a riparian buffer and trail system along the French Creek and Schuylkill River.
Our mission is to promote Community, Health and Sustainability
The Green Team has active projects pursuing the following goals:
- Natural Resource and Water Conservation
- Public Transit / Walkability / Biking
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycling
- Energy Conservation / Renewable Energy
- Buy Fresh - Buy Local
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