Unlike roads, the trails that many of us run on require constant maintenance to keep them passable and minimize the impacts of human traffic on the natural environment. There are endless opportunities to get involved with trail mainte- nance at our parks and recreation areas around Berks, whether at specific trail work days, or through routine clean- up activities.
Trail maintenance is a great way for kids to get required community service hours, for ultrarunners to log the volunteer hours needed to enter certain races, or just to get outdoors and feel good about doing your part as a steward of our natural playgrounds.
Trail areas we maintain:
The Pacers adopted a roughly 5-mile section of the Horseshoe Trail in Robeson and Union Townships from Overlook Road to Geigertown Road, and are required to keep vegetation trimmed back and downed trees cleared from the path.
Blue Marsh Lake Border Trail:
The Pacers adopted the section of Blue Marsh Lake’s multi-use trail between Old Church Rd (mile 14.2) and North Heidelberg Rd (mile 18.1), on the west side of the lake (the hilly side of what some call the “ski loop”).
For the Horseshoe Trail and Blue Marsh Trail, please report trail conditions, maintenance needed (trees down, overgrowth, etc.), or maintenance you completed to Mike Yoder. The Pacers are required to routinely report on our activities on this trail, so your feedback is greatly appreciated! Contact info for Mike Yoder: 610-406-3798 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Various Volunteer Trail Maintenance Days. Keep an eye on our Facebook Page
along with DCNR's Website
where you can do a Project Search for Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center and find what opportunities are coming up.