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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.

Sly Fox's "SRT Spree" Event Celebrates The Schuylkill River Trail
April 5, 2018

The outdoor party just steps from the Schuylkill River Trail includes live music, food trucks, a 50K race relay, kayaking, and much more.

William Penn Foundation gives $42M to protect Delaware River
April 5, 2018

Philadelphia’s William Penn Foundation says it is injecting an additional $42 million into protecting the Delaware River watershed, an area encompassing thousands of square miles that provides drinking water and recreation to people in four states.

Wolf Administration Participates in Perkiomen Watershed Clean-up
April 4, 2018
NEW FUNDING FOR DELAWARE RIVER WATERSHED INITIATIVE
April 4, 2018

The William Penn Foundation recently announced more than $40 million in new funding for the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI), which is among the country’s largest non-regulatory conservation efforts to protect and restore clean water. The DRWI is a first-of-its-kind collaboration, where American Rivers is one of 65 organizations working together to protect and restore the Delaware Riverand its tributaries, which provide drinking water for 15 million people in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware.

Berks partners with Olivet children for Schuylkill River Trail and park cleanup
March 28, 2018

Penn State Berks students, Olivet Boys and Girls Club children, and community members will join together to clean up Baer Park and a one-mile section of the Schuylkill River Trail from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20. The rain date is Friday, April 27.

A Little Farm Conservation Yields Big Improvement In Drinking Water For 14,000 In Berks County
March 16, 2018

All communities depend on clean water and that supply of clean water depends on the actions of members in the community and outside of it.

The small city of Kutztown lies within the Saucony Creek watershed in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The watershed is mostly agricultural, dotted with small family crop and livestock farms, and the activities on these farms affect water supplies near and far.

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