Building Stronger - Building Safer - Helping Neighbors
The Diahoga Trail was the first large project completed by Futurescapes. The project was seven years in developing, and Phase I of the trail was completed in November 2019. Click here for more information about the trail:
River Town designation
The communities of Athens and Sayre have worked with the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) to be designated as Susquehanna Greenway River Towns. The communities earned the title by completing an application and agreeing to advance projects that will connect people to the river and connect the valley to the larger Susquehanna Greenway system. The River Town designation effort is led by Futurescapes, a non-profit organization, that was created after severe flooding devastated the Athens and Sayre region in 2011. The group coordinates the region’s long-term recovery process which was spearheaded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. As part of this recovery process, Futurescapes actively looks to plan and implement projects that improve the quality of life for Athens and Sayre area residents and businesses. The River Town designation effort is also supported by the Endless Mountains Heritage Region.
Athens Cemetery Signs
Many of the early settlers of the valley located at the at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chemung Rivers are buried at the Athens Cemetery located on South Main Street in Athens. Futurescapes raised funds for the replacement of an older wooden sign that had deteriorated beyond repair. The sign was installed by the Athens borough Public Works Department. Sufficient funds were raised to also install a historical Wayside sign with information about the cemetery and early settlers of the Borough.
Installing the Wayside sign
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Wayside Sign at the Athens Cemetery
Unveiling of the new Athens Cemetery Sign.
Bradford County Code Red -Warning System
Recieve a Text, Phone call, or Email warning of severe weather, public emergencies, etc.
Block Captain Warning System: We set up this neighborhood warning system for emergency notification of borough residents. Since that time, Code Red has replaced this system more efficiently.
Bradford County Residents may register here to to be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.