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Schuylkill County commissioners approve coal lease
December 15, 2017

Coal mining will return to a property in Reilly Township after the Schuylkill County commissioners approved a new lease for a Pine Grove company Wednesday.

Six conservation and recreation projects get $3.5 million in funding
December 5, 2017

State Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-19, announced that six conservation and recreations projects in his Chester County district will receive nearly $3.5 million in total state grant funding through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (CCPP).

Gov. Wolf: State Invests $44 Million In Local Recreation, Natural Resource Conservation Projects
December 5, 2017

Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday announced an investment of $44 million for 266 projects across Pennsylvania that will create new recreational opportunities, conserve natural resources, and help revitalize local communities under Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grants.

Volunteers take to the Schuylkill River Trail
November 20, 2017

About 20 people gathered Sunday on the Schuylkill River Trail to clear brush from fallen trees, trim poison ivy and otherwise maintain the trail for public use.

$400K in grants help Pottstown, Royersford, Limerick parks, trails and soccer fields
November 17, 2017

Three state grants totaling $400,000 will help pay to improve recreational opportunities in Pottstown, Royersford and Limerick.

Schuylkill River Heritage Area adopts new name, logo
November 16, 2017

An organization that strives to connect the Schuylkill River to the people and communities along its corridor has adopted a new name and logo to better reflect that mission.

Private outfitter is being sought to establish recreation ‘hubs’ along the Schuylkill River
November 16, 2017

Wanted: A private outfitter to establish a recreational hub system connecting various river towns along the Schuylkill River via the water and bike trails.

New section of Schuylkill River Trail opens in North Manheim Township
November 2, 2017

People in Schuylkill County and those visiting have another reason to get out and enjoy nature with the addition of a 1.4-mile trail in North Manheim Township.

Conrail Donates Swing Bridge To Extend Schuylkill River Trail
November 1, 2017

A hulking, rusting old swing bridge in the middle of the Schuylkill River, stuck in the open position, is one step closer to swinging into action, to extend the Schuylkill River Trail from South to Southwest Philadelphia.

One Tank Trip: The Nature Place
October 4, 2017

What may seem like an accident and waiting to be picked up is here on purpose. Re-purposed, actually. Nature leads the way at The Nature Place in Reading, home of Berks Nature and a new kind of playground. "We know kids spend about one percent, on average, outside, in unstructured free play, so we wanted to make a space where it was easy to make that happen," explained Kim Murphy, the president of The Nature Place. "Kids can take risks. They can climb trees. They can move sticks and rocks and play in our giant birds nest."

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