More than 120 people participated in Alvernia's 2012 Earth Day of Service on Saturday, April 21, 2012.
Students, faculty and staff spent the Day of Service learning more about Antietam Lake and the Gravity Railroad, while taking on projects at the Pagoda, improving hiking trails, and cleaning up Antietam Lake Park. Busses of Alvernians arrived at service sites before 10 a.m. Afterwards, participants visited Esposito's Restaurant to eat lunch and learn a little more about the history of Reading's Pagoda and surrounding area.
• Removed 45 bags of trash, 9 tires, 11 large items, and a TV from the Mount Penn Nature Preserve
• Moved 20 tons of rock (that’s 40,000 lbs) to restore a well-used hiking trail at Antietam Lake Park
• Helped beautify the Pagoda — Berks County’s most well-known Landmark
• Removed a tremendous tangle of vines and overgrowth to uncover a 150-year old Spring House
See photos of Alvernia's Earth Day of Service projects, or follow the Twitter hashtag: #gotserviceAU on the right of this page.