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Floating River Dock

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Posted: April 19, 2016

First potential project for Lock Haven.
West Branch of the Susquehanna in Lock Haven

West Branch of the Susquehanna in Lock Haven

We first contacted our champions about 2 months ago to figure out what we would be doing in Lock Haven. They were a bit difficult to reach early on, but they are busy people working in under-staffed offices, so this was understandable. After a productive phone call, we were given a few option for potential projects that we could work on this summer. 

We were given the option to work on signage for the town, work on building a floating dock for the river, or work on projects related to homelessness in Lock Haven. We eventually decided that we wanted to focus on river-access, so the floating dock seemed like the best option.

We did some research on how floating docks work, and how other towns have used them in effective ways. We even identified a company in New Jersey that installs large floating docks for small towns similar to Lock Haven. The susquehanna-greenway organization could also be of some help to us as a partner. We hope that we will be able to work on this project, among others during our experience this summer.