The fish ladder, installed by Exelon, allows fish to freely traverse the Schuylkill River, allowing American Shad to return to native spawning grounds. It is believed the new ladder will allow the movement of over 25,000 Shad a day. Cameras have been installed within the ladders to count the Shad as they continue on the journey up the river.
The Black Rock Sanctuary, which was originally used as a basin for settling coal and silt, has now became an important refuge for water foul and migratory birds. Today it is a beautiful riverfront park where the public can enjoy the open space and wild animals which call the park home.
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