Riverzilla Community Day and clean-up happening Saturday at Reading Riverfront Park

Riverzilla Community Day and clean-up is happening at Reading’s Riverfront Park on Saturday, August 12th from 9 to 3pm.

The free, family friendly event is a collaboration between the City of Reading Public Works Department, Schuylkill River Greenways, Berks Nature, Widoktadwen Center for Native Knowledge, Take It Outdoors Outfitters, and The Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River. 

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The day will begin with a riverbank clean-up at 9am. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes that can get wet, all supplies will be provided.

Community Day events start at 11am. Take It Outdoors will be providing free kayaking demonstrations and trail bikes will also be available to borrow. 

Other activities will include: cornhole, bubbles, a free clothing swap, watershed education, Native American dancing, crafts, and more.

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New to Riverzilla this year is a clothing swap, hosted by Reading’s Opportunity House. Attendees can bring gently worn clothes they would like to get rid of and swap them for something from the Opp Shop, Opportunity House’s very own thrift store, or just take what they want for no cost. 

Riverzilla is the capstone event for SRG’s AWE Summer Fellow, Mercedes Lohmann.  Mercedes is a rising senior at Eastern University, majoring in Environmental Science. She has been working with Schuylkill River Greenways this summer as part of the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River’s Fellow program. 

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 to foster stewardship of the watershed and its heritage. More information about events, programs, and how to get involved can be found on their website: schuylkillriver.org 

Event Details

Saturday, August 12, 2023
Clean-up: 9am
Community Day: 11am-3pm
Location: Riverfront Park
407 Riverfront Drive, Reading, PA

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