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SRT Spree kicks off Earth Day in Mont Clare
April 21, 2018

Runners got a head start on their Earth Day weekend with the annual Schuylkill River Relay Saturday.

Extension of the Schuylkill trail dedicated
April 20, 2018

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.

New Segment Of The Schuylkill River Trail Is Open To The Public
April 20, 2018

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. 

Schuylkill River logjam in Berks getting cleared (VIDEO)
April 20, 2018

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.

Royersford Company Clearing River Logjam
April 20, 2018

 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 clear logjam from Schuylkill River near Douglassville
April 19, 2018

Crews are starting some major spring cleaning along the Schuylkill River Trail in Berks County.

Douglassville Bridge Log Jam Clearing; Trail closure, paddler warning and volunteer request
April 19, 2018

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. 

Great American Cleanup to kick off Reading's Earth Day weekend festivities
April 19, 2018

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.

Cleanups, 50K relay planned for SRT Spree this weekend
April 18, 2018

On Saturday, the SRT Spree will return to Phoenixville for another year of competition, cleanups, fun and, of course, beer.

Berks County events let you help the environment on Earth Day
April 17, 2018

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. 

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