Runners got a head start on their Earth Day weekend with the annual Schuylkill River Relay Saturday.
A dedication ceremony held for the South to Christian streets extension of the Schuylkill River Trail that opened this past January was held Friday morning. Due to high winds and chilly weather, the speeches were held indoors at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Roberts Center Plaza. In particular the additional 1,400 feet added length to the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk was highlighted.
The latest segment to open along the Schuylkill River Trail has some dynamic views in every direction, not to mention it's a terrific place to walk, run, ride, or just hang out.
Lowered from a 50-foot crane stationed on an old railroad bridge, workers landed Thursday morning on an island of fallen trees and other debris trapped in the Schuylkill River near Douglassville.
A log jam beneath a bridge that serves a bicycle and pedestrian trail along the Schuylkill River (above), just west of Berks County’s historic Morlatton Village, is creating a hazard for recreational users and will be professionally cleared between today (Friday, April 20, 2018) and early May, according to the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area.
Crews are starting some major spring cleaning along the Schuylkill River Trail in Berks County.
Contractors have begun removing a log jam from under the Douglassville bike/pedestrian Bridge along the Thun Section of the Schuylkill River Trail, just west of Morlatton Village. The build up of logs, debris and trash along the bridge piers has created a hazard for paddlers in the river, and, if allowed to continue, could undermine the bridge.
Reading will mark its 28th Earth Day weekend, including Reading's 20th year participating in the Great American Cleanup, by starting the celebrations early this year.
On Saturday, the SRT Spree will return to Phoenixville for another year of competition, cleanups, fun and, of course, beer.
Earth Day, the annual holiday celebrating environmental protection, is this Sunday. The first holiday was celebrated on April 22, 1970. If you want to mark the occasion by making the world a cleaner place, several volunteer opportunities are available from Friday through Sunday. Below is a partial list of cleanup events around Berks County.