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Project will remove logjam on Schuylkill River
April 16, 2018

When a plastic bottle drops into a storm sewer west of Douglassville, it most likely will end up stuck in the same place as thousands of others - a large logjam near the Schuylkill River Bridge on the Thun Trail.

Pollinator garden will brighten Schuylkill River Trail
April 15, 2018

A splash of color can brighten the day.

Walkers, bikers and runners in Pottstown will be treated to a burst of colorful flowers this spring along the Schuylkill River Trail in Riverfront Park.

$148 million wastewater treatment plant dedicated in Reading
April 14, 2018

After years under scrutiny by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Reading dedicated the first phase of its new Waste Water Treatment Plant on Fritz's Island on Friday.

Registration open for Schuylkill River Sojourn
April 13, 2018

Registration is open to participate in the 20th annual Schuylkill River Sojourn, but only for individual days.

Bell & Evans gets $4.4 million state grant for new Lebanon County facility
April 13, 2018

Lebanon County-based chicken producer Bell & Evans is getting a $4.4 million helping hand to build a new 560,000-square-foot poultry harvesting facility in Bethel Township.

Schuylkill River Sojourn celebrating 20 years on the river
April 11, 2018

 It has been 20 years since that first flotilla of kayaks and canoes made its way down the Schuylkill River from Schuylkill Haven to Philadelphia.

Penn State Berks celebrates Earth Day with EarthFest and other events
April 11, 2018

Driven by a strategic University initiative and an expanding individual and collective campus consciousness regarding the importance of sustainability, Penn State Berks will host a number of sustainability-related events in the two weeks leading up to Earth Day, which will be celebrated on April 22.

Mussels in the Schuylkill? Local organizations to establish Aquatic Research and Restoration Center
April 11, 2018

A species in decline, the once-abundant North American freshwater mussel is one of the bedrock animals of our local aquatic ecosystem. Last year, a combination art exhibit, educational facility and working mussel hatchery opened at the Fairmount Water Works.

Volunteers hit Schuylkill River Trail with rakes and loppers
April 8, 2018

The Opening Day for Trails event brought out hikerrs, bikers and nature lovers at about 175 locations along the trail.

Opening day of trails features 5-mile bike ride, cleanup
April 8, 2018

It was a clear day to open up the trails of the Schuylkill River Greenways in Berks County on Saturday.

Opening day was celebrated in Douglassville with a bike ride and a trail cleanup.

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