Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about how local women have helped lead the preservation and promotion of trails in Berks County. Berks County Parks Staff and Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club members will be hosting a special event celebrating women trailblazers on March 19 at 10 a.m. at the Bingaman Nature Center.
Joan Moyer, the Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club’s first female president, and Linda Enders, a member of the Board of Directors and the first female Chair of the Rentschler Arboretum Committee, will share about the incredible impact women have had on the Appalachian Trail as leaders, stewards and hikers.
Joan and Linda will share how women helped to transform the Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club from a group created for “100 men in good standing” that predated the Appalachian Trail into an all-inclusive organization made up of members who volunteer thousands of hours each year to maintain the AT and serve the community.
After Joan and Linda’s discussion, they will lead attendees on a 45-minutes hike along the Berks County Parks Department’s historic Gravity and Ferndale trails.
This is a FREE event geared toward adults but children 8 and older may attend with an accompanying adult.
Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance of the program date. To register or for more information, please email [email protected] or call 610-374-2944, ext 2611.
This program is presented by the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call 610-374-2944, visit www.countyofberks.com/parks or find us on Facebook or Instagram under Berks County Parks and Recreation. The Bingaman Nature Center is located at 2843 Hill Rd., Reading, PA 19606.