Like the Zacharias Trail? Soon there will be more to love, as this wildly-popular trail will be extended into Evansburg State Park, where it will connect to an existing 24-mile trail network.
The one-mile extension will begin at the trail’s existing terminus near Green Hill Road, and continue west, towards Anders Road, before crossing into Skippack Township and Evansburg State Park. The eight-foot wide paved trail be constructed on property owned by the Commonwealth. The trail will be maintained by Worcester Township and Skippack Township.
The project is funded in part by a $326,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Worcester and Skippack worked with Evansburg State Park officials to prepare the concept plan that was submitted for grant funding. The Townships will now prepare the fully-engineered plans needed to bid and build the project. Construction is tentatively scheduled for early 2022.
Many thanks to State Representative Matt Bradford and State Senator Katie Muth for their strong support of this terrific project!
Click here to view a video of where this trail extension will be located.
Susan Caughlan has resigned her position as Township Supervisor. At its October Business Meeting the Board of Supervisors voted to accept the resignation, which is effective October 21.
The Board will seek to appoint a replacement within the next thirty days, pursuant to State Law. Any appointment must be made at a public meeting. The Board of Supervisors is next scheduled to meet on November 18.
If a replacement is appointed he or she will serve as Township Supervisor for the balance of Caughlan’s term, which ends on January 3, 2022.
Please direct any questions about the appointment process to Township Manager Tommy Ryan at email@example.com.
Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) will be holding drive-thru flu clinics and weekly walk-up flu clinics in October. The Office of Public Health’s 2020-21 Influenza Immunization Clinics are listed below. New this year is that all sites will be by appointment only. Residents must make an appointment and register for a flu shot at www.montcopa.org/flu or by calling 610-278-5145. These flu clinics are for people who live, work, or attend school in Montgomery County. OPH will provide flu vaccinations to those six months of age and older. Accommodations for persons with disabilities will be available. The vaccinations are at no cost for Montgomery County residents. OPH will bill those with insurance. The below-planned sites are dependent upon vaccine availability.
1. Upper Perkiomen Middle School, 901 Montgomery Ave., Pennsburg, PA
2. Cheltenham High School, 500 Rices Mill Road, Wynocte, PA
3. Montgomery County Community College, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA
4. Oaks Convention Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks, PA
Walk up Sites-
5. Pottstown - 364 King St., Pottstown PA
6. Green Lane - 2144 Snyder Road, Green Lane, PA
7. Willow Grove - 1678 Fairview Ave., Willow Grove, PA
8. Lansdale - 421 W. Main St., Lansdale, PA
9. Norristown - 1433 Green St., Norristown, PA
10. Ardmore - 114 W Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, PA (in the parking lot next to IHOP)
To attend one of OPH’s influenza vaccination clinics listed above, residents must make an appointment and register at www.montcopa.org/flu or by calling 610-278-5145. Only those who have made an appointment and who have completed their registration will be able to receive a f shot at an OPH flu clinic.
For more information, please click here for the Flu Clinics Flyer.
It’s that time of year again… ‘tis the season for giving! Last year we received an overwhelming response from residents, businesses and community organizations to assist those in need. And in 2020 there will likely be even more families who need our help.
Food items can be dropped off at the Township Building, 1721 Valley Forge Road, Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 4:30 pm. The last date to drop-off donations is Thursday, November 19.
For residents who want to give, but are unable to stop by the Township Building during normal business hours, the Township is offering two convenient pick-up days! Just leave your donation in a paper bag at the front door, and we’ll do the rest. Pick-ups must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of collection. The two pick-up days are…
• Thursday, November 5
• Thursday, November 12
To schedule a pick-up call the Township Building at (610) 584-1410.
All food collected will be donated to the local Salvation Army Food Cupboard.
Please note that we can’t accept expired goods, homemade items or any food in glass containers.
Thank you for caring!
While we understand the excitement and hope for tradition regarding this year's Halloween festivities, Worcester Township asks that all families participate at a level that is comfortable for them, while still adhering to CDC guidelines (which may be found here. Maybe this is the year that you find a new tradition and enjoy a more intimate Halloween celebration. The Township takes no responsibility for personal choices, we just ask that every family do what is best for them, while considering how it may affect others.
It is also important to note that Worcester Township does not regulate Halloween activities with any regulations or ordinance.
PennDOT will paving roadways in Worcester Township prior to the end of the year. Valley Forge Road between Germantown Pike and Route 63 (Main Street) is scheduled for milling to begin the week of October 19th. This work will be done at night. After work is completed, then PennDOT will be working on paving Morris Road between Valley Forge Road and North Wales Road. As the Township receives updates from PennDOT, we will post updated information.