Monday, March 27th, 2017
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Regional Initiatives

  Our Agricultural Heritage and Future

Agriculture is alive and well in the Endless Mountains! The Bradford County Conservation District recently published the Agricultural Viability Study & Program (August 2015) confirming agriculture's continuing significance as a mainstay of the region's economy. 
 
Funded through EMHR’s Heritage Partnership Program with DCNR funding, the study brought together a coalition of agricultural interests to identify strategies to protect and enhance agriculture as an industry and a culture. Although the focus of the study was Bradford County, recently collected data shows similar trends for the four-county Endless Mountains Heritage Region. 
 
                                           Ghost Towns of the Mountains
EMHR recently partnered with the PA State Game Commission, Sullivan County Historical Society, DDH Design and F. Charles Petrillo to research, design and develop an interpretive sign and brochure for the Ghost Town of Ricketts. We are interested in similar partnerships across the Endless Mountains to identify and interpret compelling ghost towns. Call our office at 570-265-1528 to explore.

Susquehanna Greenway River Town Program

Endless Mountains Heritage Region is excited about our sign initiative associated with the Susquehanna Greenway River Town Program.  These community information signs at Tunkhannock and Towanda identify and describe the important heritage, cultural and recreational sites for the area.   "Live, Learn, Explore" community information signs in these River Town communities inspire visitors to spend more time in these communities by taking a walking tour of the historic downtown, visiting the county museum, enjoying the river and town parks, or appreciating the landscapes and architecture.

This program envisions the network corridor of the Susquehanna Greenway as a river corridor with linked and revitalized riverside communities along the Susquehanna River Water Trail that reap the benefits of place-based tourism and recreation as part of a larger coordinated approach to economic development. The long term economic viability of participating communities is to be achieved through concentrated business development efforts that capitalize on the placed-based tourism and recreational use market.