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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. 

West Norriton Twp, Montgomery County: Stormwater In Your Backyard, Everyone Has A Story To Tell
April 16, 2018

West Norriton Township in Montgomery County recently posted a story map online to educate its residents about stormwater called: Stormwater In Your Backyard, Everyone Has A Story To Tell.

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.

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