- Mountain biking group replaces 3 bridges on Neversink Mountain - I only found out about the trails from Klapperthal Junction to south Reading after I moved away, oddly enough from a friend visiting the area from New York. Not only do you feel like you're in Oregon or something when you're back there, it also has some history associated with it (was a route used by slaves escaping via the Underground Railroad.)
- Hopewell Furnace in Union township receives national recognition - for a disabled-accessible area of the park.
- Berks County awards contracts to inspect pedestrian bridge over Schuylkill River - looks like they're going to let it go. I just ran across it for the first time when I was in Berks in December and it really affords a unique view of the city, the river, and nearby 422. Too bad if this disappears, AND the Thun Trail will be worse off when you have to use the Bingaman Street Bridge to get across.
Above: view of the Schuykill from Neversink, from Berks Nature. Below, French Creek near Hopewell Village, by Mike Roush at Berks Awhile. Below that, the pedestrian bridge near RACC from my Schuylkill River Trail run in December.