Reading Gateway Initiative
Join Us in Reviving the Reading Gateway Section of the SRT
Schuylkill River Greenways had a virtual kick-off for the project on Feb. 18, 2021. The presentation gave details about the project goals and how the community can help SRG achieve those goals.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Schuylkill River Greenways needs the community’s help to revive a section of the trail in Reading. The Reading Gateway Initiative will revitalize a portion of the Thun Section on the Schuylkill River Trail by raising $70,000 to install a camera system, repair trail lights, and other needs. The project will also complete several maintenance activities with the help of volunteers such as removing trash, clearing the area of vegetation, and installing new signage.Download Flyer
The Reading Gateway Section is a ½-mile stretch of the Schuylkill River Trail from the Old Wyomissing Road intersection to the Reading Area Community College trail bridge over the river. This area is also referred to as the Craig Link Section.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
We need your help to raise $70,000 for this revitalization project. Any amount of financial support is welcome. Please scan the QR Code or CLICK HERE to donate. Donations can also be mailed to “Schuylkill River Greenway Association: 140 College Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464.” Write “Reading Gateway Initiative” in the memo. If you have any questions, please contact Alex Shandera at 484-945-0200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donated funds will help Schuylkill River Greenways do the following:
- Install a camera system
- Repair trail lights
- Repair fencing
- Resurface the trail
- Improve trail signs
- Clear overgrown vegetation and open up views
- Restore the Craig Link Bridge over Wyomissing Creek
Due to the large number of volunteer signups we received for this event, we have closed registration. Thank you for supporting SRG and the Schuylkill River Trail. To learn more about other volunteer opportunities available, please visit our volunteer page at schuylkillriver.org/volunteer.