Hit the trail with pioneering women in Berks

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Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning how local women have helped preserve and promote trails in Berks County. Berks County Parks staff and members of the Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club will host a special event celebrating women pioneers on March 19 at 10 a.m. at the Bingaman Nature Center.

Joan Moyer, Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club’s first female president, and Linda Enders, board member and first female chair of the Rentschler Arboretum Committee, will talk about the incredible impact women have had on the trail. of Appalachia as leaders, stewards and hikers.

Joan and Linda will share how women helped transform the Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club from a group created for “100 men in good standing” that predated the Appalachian Trail into an inclusive membership organization that volunteers thousands of hours each year to maintain the TA and serve the community.

After Joan and Linda’s talk, they will lead attendees on a 45-minute hike along the historic Gravity and Ferndale Trails of the Berks County Parks Department.

This is a FREE event for adults, but children 8 years and older can attend accompanied by an adult.

Registration is required at least 24 hours before 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 Department of Parks and Recreation. 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.

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