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Happy trails to Delco walkers, hikers and bikers!
Even though Delaware County is small in size, County Council is committed to preserving open space, natural resourc- es and other places
for outdoor recreation. This year, we were proud to open the Chester Creek Trail, a scenic 2.8-mile
paved trail that winds along the peaceful Chester Creek.
If you haven’t tried it yet, we invite you to lace up your sneakers and start walking. You are sure to meet friendly dog-walkers, bicyclists, families, joggers and senior citizens all along the way. It really is an oasis in our bustling county, offering elevated views of the creek and providing a lovely recreation and fitness area with access to some of Delaware County’s earliest historical sites, including mills from the Industrial Revolution.
As a veteran, I also want to point out that this year marked a very special collaboration between County Council and Destination Delco, a partnership that literally blossomed across the county landscape as people grew red poppies to commem- orate the 100th anniversary of World War I.
The countywide project — based on the poem “In Flanders Field” — was a wonderful effort to help us reflect on the past sacrifices made by brave men and women in the armed services to protect our freedom, and the sacrifices still being made today.
We urge residents and visitors to take advantage of all the history, culture and special events in our communities, including the free Festival of Lights in Rose Tree Park. Our residents are proud to call Delco home. You don’t need to leave the county to enjoy history, theater, hiking, dining, sports, concerts, fine art, great shopping and more. It’s all right here in Destination Delco.
Mario J. Civera Jr.
Chairman
Delaware County Council
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