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West Reading-Wyomissing Rotary Day of Service Focused on the Environment

By West Reading-Wyomissing Rotary Club

May 02, 2023

Environmental Sustainability is one of Rotary’s Areas of Focus. The West Reading-Wyomissing Rotary Club joined other Rotary Clubs to do an environmental project as part of the Rotary Day of Service on April 29, 2023.

Rotarian Kevin Weber coordinated the Club’s Day of Service Projects starting with the Adopt A Highway litter cleanup on April 29. The club has cleaned the Papermill Road section in Spring Township and received recognition from PennDOT as a 30-year participant.

The Tree Planting Project is one of the West Reading-Wyomissing Rotary Club signature programs that includes utilizing the Rotary Grant process to increase tree planting and stewardship in the community. Urban tree population depends on large-scale participation to thrive and grow. Seven (7) native shade trees were planted as part of this service project. Please click the link to see where our Rotary has planted trees to date: WRWRotary Tree Locations Map.

The West Reading-Wyomissing Rotary Club worked collaboratively with the City of Reading Public Works Department and City Arborist, Lester Kissinger Jr., to plant five (5) trees at Schlegel Park Pool. Our Club also planted two (2) trees on April 29 at Berks Nature I The Nature Place.

Berks Nature commends Rotary’s commitment to Environmental Sustainability. The organization’s VP Development & Community Relations, Tami Shimp, visited the club in April and states, “We have completed numerous partnership projects with the West Reading-Wyomissing Rotary Club and look forward to continued collaboration to benefit the environment both here in Berks as well as for the entire Delaware River Watershed and the 15 million people that rely on the watershed for drinking water.”

Rotary District 7430’s Environmental Sustainability Chair, Terry Reed, has been leading the effort to get the district’s 47 clubs to commit to all doing an environmental project on the same day (April 29) or sometime during the month of April. Reed, who is a member of the West Reading-Wyomissing Rotary Club said, “This is what Rotarians do – when there is a community or a global need, we dig in, we use our resources to get things done. Rotary has made a strong commitment to environmental education, protecting, and restoring our environment, and addressing climate change.

Rotarians are “People of Action” and through our Day of Service encourage awareness and action to protect our environment, doing something to take care of the Earth. Throughout the year the West Reading-Wyomissing Rotary Club engages and collaborates in various community service projects. Interested in learning more go to: or follow us on Facebook.

West Reading-Wyomissing Rotary Club is part of Rotary District 7430. We meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month for lunch meetings with speakers and the 2nd and 4th Thursday for an informal meeting over breakfast. Rotary members share a unique passion to act on our world’s most persistent issues. We sponsor and mentor the Wilson High School Interact Club, a service club for youth ages 12 to 18 who want to connect with other young people to pursue projects that serve their communities and internationally along with developing leadership skills.

Rotary District 7430 with 47 Rotary Clubs in Montgomery, Bucks, Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton Counties of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change in our communities and in ourselves. Rotary members share a unique passion to act on our world’s most persistent issues. Our causes include promoting peace; fighting disease; providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; save mothers and children; support education along with the environment and grow local economies.

The Environmental Sustainability Team’s purpose is to provide awareness of environmental sustainability solutions to restore ecosystems and contribute to a healthy environment. D7430 Environmental Sustainability Team | District 7430 (

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