Schuylkill River Heritage Area website receives top award

The Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area website, SchuylkillRiver.org, has been recognized as a 2010 Top National Heritage Website by online reference resource Juggle.com for its access to historical information and its engaging area preservation initiatives.

This year’s recipients applied creative design, innovative web technology, and helpful resources to make finding information easier for heritage area visitors. “The 2010 winners were selected for their dedication to preserving heritage area history and culture through outstanding web portals,” said Lauren Taggert, Juggle.com awards editor.

The Juggle.com awards editors hand-selected this year’s Top National Heritage Area Website Award recipients by evaluating a variety of site features and functionality, including usability, historically accurate and engaging content, helpful travel resources for the area’s tourist destinations, and the inclusion of interactive features. Award recipients receive a feature page on Juggle.com that includes an interview with one of the individuals responsible for maintaining or managing each website.

For the Schuylkill River Heritage Area Website feature, visit http://www.juggle.com/schuylkill-river-national-and-state-heritage-area. The Schuylkill River Heritage Area, managed by the Schuylkill River Greenway Association, is dedicated to using conservation, recreation, education, historic preservation and tourism as tools for economic development and community revitalization. The region, which incorporates parts of five counties (Schuylkill, Berks, Montgomery, Chester and Philadelphia) was designated a National Heritage Area by Congress in 2000, for the nationally significant role its people, places, and events played in the American, Industrial, and Environmental Revolutions.

The Schuylkill River Heritage Area website describes the region’s historical importance. It also affords people a means to discover the area for themselves, with information about and links to tourism sites, recreation opportunities and events. “The Heritage Area staff is grateful to Juggle.com for recognizing our website with a top National Heritage Area Website Award,” said Schuylkill River Heritage Area Executive Director Kurt Zwikl. “This recognition has the potential to draw more visitors to our site, thereby helping us in our mission to inform people about the value of the region and attract them to tourist destinations.”

The Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area, managed by the non-profit Schuylkill River Greenway Association, uses conservation, education, recreation, tourism, and cultural and historic preservation as tools for community revitalization and economic development. For more information about the SRHA visit www.schuylkillriver.org. Belleville, Illinois-based Juggle.com is an online encyclopedia and reference resource featuring facts, articles, images, biographies, and statistics covering thousands of popular topics. For more information on Juggle and other topics, visit www.juggle.com.

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