Last Friday, WalkBikeBerks members Jennifer Molfetta, Barbara Rowley, Ben Levengood, Bob Hospidor and Kathleen Hospidor took part in Riverplace's United Way Days of Caring-sponsored improvement of the Bertolet Dock area off of the Schuykill River Trail in West Reading.
The group of roughly 20 volunteers began by cleaning up litter and removing brush from the trail-to-be. Next, Jennifer, who has extensive trail-building experience, led the creation of a 100-foot trail leading to the river. The finishing touch was some lovely stone seating created by Jennifer, with help from several other volunteers. The seating affords a lovely view of the river as well as of Reading. The volunteers were so energetic that the project was finished half an hour early!
Other volunteers painted the railing and landscaped the area around the walkway leading to the dock. Everyone seemed to enjoy working on the project, and hopefully there will be more opportunities for WalkBikeBerks to lend its assistance and expertise for making trail improvements.
This week Met-Ed is scheduled to remove some trees that were too large for our volunteers to handle; after that the view will be even better, so be sure to check out the results!