Swamp Creek Greenway Faces Initial Opposition

Sunrise Mill, owned by Montgomery County but not yet refurbished, would be part of the greenway plan

LOWER FREDERICK PA – A crowd of western Montgomery County property owners crammed Thursday night (Jan. 12, 2017) into the meeting room of the Lower Frederick Township municipal building, primarily to voice opposition to preliminary county plans that would create a “Swamp Creek Greenway” and trail stretching from Schwenksville to New Hanover, the Digital Notebook blog reported.

“A presentation on the kick-off of a feasibility study looking at the creation of a greenway … drew a capacity crowd.” Few “were there to support the idea of a trail, if the comments were any indication,” wrote blogger Evan Brandt, who also is a reporter for The Mercury newspaper in Pottstown.

“Many said the stream, which empties into Perkiomen Creek less than a half-mile from the township building, the surrounding woods and the wildlife that lives there would be best preserved by leaving it alone,” Brandt added.

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