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Planning Meeting Scheduled for Lewisburg Funding Future

Oct 15, 2014 10:20PM ● Published by Erica Shames

Now that Lewisburg has been designated an official River Town as part of the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership’s watershed-wide program, new opportunities to pursue funding are opening up.  But that begs the question of what to work on first. The Lewisburg Neighborhoods Corporation, working in cooperation with the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership and the Borough Council, invites the community at large to attend a community planning meeting focused on our River Town future.  The meeting will provide an opportunity to better understand the funding possibilities, contribute to the vision for Lewisburg’s enhanced connection to the river, and weigh in on the priorities and focus of the River Town effort.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, November 6, at 7 pm, in the Senior Center at 116 N 2nd Street in Lewisburg.  This process is open to all.  There are no residency or property ownership requirements.  Anyone interested in the implications of an improved link between Lewisburg and the river is welcome.

To date, the River Town Team has put on events and activities, ranging from community clean ups to block parties to picnics in Soldiers Memorial Park.  The group grew initially out of an interest expressed by North Ward Neighborhood residents to develop better connections to the river, specifically proposing a hand-carry boat launch for canoes and kayaks to be sited somewhere in the Borough.  Other projects, large and small, have also been proposed by Bucknell Geography students, Borough residents, recreation enthusiasts, and local Boy Scouts.  It is time to convene, review the options, consider whether there are gaps in the discussion, and begin to prioritize and define a direction for the coming year.

For more information, please contact the Lewisburg Neighborhoods Corporation at 570-523-0114, elmstreet@dejazzd.com, or lewisburgneighborhoods.org.

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