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2017 Membership Drawing 2017 Membership Drawing
November 28, 2016 - January 31, 2017
All who join or renew their Schuylkill River Heritage Area membership at the $200 or above level by Jan. 31 will be entered into a drawing to win a private guided paddle on the Schuylkill with Take it Outdoors Adventures!
  2017 PA Greenways and Trails Summit
September 24-26, 2017
The next PA Greenways and Trails Summit will be held September 24-26, 2017, at DoubleTree by Hilton in Reading, PA. This nearly three-day event occurs every two years and is the premier educational and networking gathering for PA's trail stakeholders.
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  A Paddler’s Guide to the Schuylkill River Water Trail
A Paddler’s Guide to the Schuylkill River Water Trail is an informative, spiral-bound, 20-page guide booklet and a portfolio of feature-rich, detailed, tri-fold maps of the 18 sections of this 115-mile water trail flowing through southeastern Pennsylvania. This comprehensive guide, printed on waterproof, highly-durable synthetic stock, was written and designed to help the first-time visitor or the seasoned Schuylkill veteran discover, explore, and enjoy this remarkable river as well as its riverside communities, attractions, and significant and colorful history.
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Allegheny Aqueduct Historical Park Allegheny Aqueduct Historical Park
The Allegheny Aqueduct was built by the Schuylkill Navigation Company in 1824 as a "bridge for boats" because the Allegheny Creek could not be incorporated into the canal system.
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  Angstadt Trailhead
Angstadt Lane Trailhead is located near the intersection of I-176 and Rt. 724 in Cumru Township Berks County. This section of the Schuylkill River Trail is known as the Thun (pronounced Tune) Trail and currently managed by the Schuylkill River Greenway Association, managing entity for the Schuylkill River Heritage Area.
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Antietam Lake Park and Angora Fruit Farm Antietam Lake Park and Angora Fruit Farm
Antietam Lake Park is Berks County's newest parkland acquisition. At 643 acres, Antietam Lake Park doubled the acreage of the park system and expanded opportunities for enjoyment of the scenic resources of the county. It is located primarily in Lower Alsace Township with a small portion in Alsace Township, just east of the City of Reading
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Berks County Genealogical Society Berks County Genealogical Society
The Berks County Genealogical Society's purpose is to collect and disseminate data of interest to professional and amateur genealogists and historians
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Central Pennsylvania African American Museum Central Pennsylvania African American Museum
Museum is located in the Old Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest black owned church in Berks County. It was a stop on the Underground Railroad and is now a historic Landmark.
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  Executive Director Search
The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is seeking a new Executive Director responsible for providing dynamic leadership for the planning, development, implementation, assessment, and improvement of mission-related programs, revenue generation and financial management, strategic and annual planning, partnerships, community relations,legislative relations, marketing/public relations, and other key areas.
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
The GoggleWorks is a community art and cultural resource center for Berks County and Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania, and is the largest, most comprehensive interactive arts center of its kind in the country.
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