Riverzilla is a Community Day that will take over Riverfront Park in Reading on Saturday, August 6th.
This event is the Capstone project for Schuylkill River Greenways Summer Fellow Nick Fulwood and Berks Nature Fellow Melissa Acosta. Working with The City of Reading Sustainability Manager, Bethany Ayers Fisher, Acosta and Fulwood has put together an event that includes free kayaking, biking, food, and more. With a focus on the health of the river, the family fun day will begin with a group clean-up along the park.
Fulwood has been spending his summer at Schuylkill River Greenways as part of the Alliance for the Delaware Watershed Summer Fellows program. Each center in the Alliance hosts one or two Fellows for twelve weeks during the summer. The program aims to increase engagement and action toward protecting and restoring the Delaware River watershed. Fellows may engage with visitors to environmental centers, lead research initiatives, work in the center and on the water, or guide a “Mobile Nature Center” to do trail engagement.
WHAT: 8am-10am River & Park Clean Up followed by a Community Day from 11am to 1pm.
WHEN: Saturday, August 6th
WHERE: Riverfront Park, Reading
WHO: Schuylkill River Greenways NHA, Berks Nature, and the City of Reading Public Works Department
The mission of the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area is to connect residents, visitors, and communities to the Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill River Trail by serving as a catalyst for civic engagement and economic development in order to foster stewardship of the watershed and its heritage. More information about events, programs, and how to get involved can be found on our website: www.schuylkillriver.org