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 StarWatch in Northern Berks

7 PM  Friday September 29, 2017  Monument Parking Lot

 Come out to the Monument Parking Lot Saturday September 29th at 7 PM to join Berks Parks and Rec in a Fall Starwatch. Members of the Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society will present a short program; then invite you to gaze into the night sky to view planets and star constellations. Bring your own telescope if you have one, a flashlight and chairs to enjoy a summer night starwatching. Cloud/Rain date: Saturday, 9/30.  For more information, click here to visit the Berks County Parks and Recreation Facebook event page 







Dine & Dash Burgers & Trail Race

10:30 AM  Saturday September 2, 2017  Taste of Hamburg-er Festival 2nd and State Streets


pdf Click here to download the Dine & Dash Race Results.


Mixing the spirit of an active outdoor lifestyle with that of ground beef indulgence may sound impossible, but Blue Mountain Wildlife is giving it a try.  Work up an appetite for Taste of Hamburg-er Festival by running the Dine & Dash.  Start by downing a burger.  Then run a mile.  Then down another burger.  Then finish it off with another mile run.  What could be better!

The race starts at the west end of the Festival near 2nd and State Streets in Hamburg, where the first burger is served.  Then head to the Etchberger Trail at the State Street Trailhead and run up the Etchberger Trail along the scenic Schuylkill River to its northern end.  Enjoy the second burger and double back on the Etchberger Trail to the starting point.

REGISTRATION: Online Registration is OPEN.  Click the link below to register at the BMW Online Store.  You can download a registration application, print it and mail it in with payment by clicking the link below.  You can also register on Race Day.  Registration opens at 10 AM and closes at 10:25 AM.  REGISTRATION LIMITED TO THE FIRST 50 APPLICANTS!

Free Race T-Shirt with Registration!

PRIZES: There will be awards for Fastest Overall Male, Fastest Overall Female, fastest male and female in three categories, Best Costume, Best Dog and Judges' Choice. 

For more more information, updates and pictures, check out the Dine & Dash Facebook event page.

You can register online at the BMW Online Store or pdf click here to download the application.


Registration opens at 10 a.m. and the Dine & Dash starts at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday September 2nd.  Traffic will be heavy for the Festival, so be sure to arrive early.


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Walk with Dragonflies

10 AM  Saturday August 12, 2017  Monument Parking Lot, Kernsville Dam Recreation Area

A joint presentation of the Mengel Natural History Society and the Baird Orithological Club . Join Ken Lebo and Tony "Doc" Schoch on a fun and informative walk through the Basin to learn about the many and varied species of dragonflies inhabiting the wetlands there. View these fascinating creatures up close while learning from the experts. Bring a camera - plenty of opportunities for great pictures. For more information, contact Ken Lebo 610-856-1413 and Tony Schoch 610-670-0657.


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Get Outdoors Day

11 AM  Saturday June 11, 2016   Dry Brook Pavilion, Blue Marsh

Join Blue Mountain Wildlife at the Blue Marsh for GO Day!  Let's move and get outdoors by joining numerous participants for a great day of fun in the sun.  Learn about recreational opportunities in Berks County and beyond by visiting the many displays.  Try out some of the activities and play the scavenger hunt.  You can also sit back and enjoy the presentations or meet Smokey Bear and Bobber the Water Safety Dog.  No admission charged!


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 Bear Creek Festival

12 Noon  Sunday June 4, 2017   Schuylkill County Fairgrounds

Join Blue Mountain Wildlife at the Bear Creek Festival!  The 16th Annual Bear Creek Festival is a family-oriented event that offers visitors free and fun activities related to all things environmental, outdoors, natural, and agricultural in Schuylkill County.

The Bear Creek Festival will take place on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds in Summit Station from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Follow Schuylkill Conservation District for all the news and updates on #BearCreek2017
To learn about all of the free and fun activities being offered, follow “Schuylkill Conservation District” on Facebook.


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Hamburg Arts & Craft Fest and Car Show

10 AM  Saturday May 20, 2017   Downtown Hamburg

Join Blue Mountain Wildlife at the Hamburg Arts & Craft Fest!  One day festival featuring fine art and craft displays, a beer garden, musical entertainment, children’s activities, a silent art auction, an artists’ contest featuring “Chairs,” and a “rolling art exhibition” – a classic and antique car show. Visit for more information.




Earth Day Clean-Up - Saturday April 22, 2017  8 AM to 4 PM

Join Blue Mountain Wildlife in some spring cleaning.  Help us get the Kerny cleaned up for summer.  Clean-Up Central opens at 8 AM with hot coffee, pastries from Dutch Maid Bakery, and all the things needed for a good clean-up - gloves, vests, bags, trash-grabbing tools and a list of areas looking for a good cleaning.  Dress appropriately for the weatherSome areas may be wet and muddy, so boots may be a good idea.  BMW will be placing "Trash Easter Eggs" out - collect the "Eggs" for free BMW gear - hats, patches or T-shirts!  Come out alone, with the family or with friends and help get the Kerny cleaned up.  Work projects will also be available for groups wanting to do more that collect trash.  Once again, BMW will be teaming up with Tilden EAC and the Monument Parking Lot will also be HQ for the Tilden Township Clean-Up.  This year, we will also be running the first race of the BMW Trail Race Series on the morning of the Clean-Up.  Come out for the race, stay for the Clean-Up!

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2017 Annual Membership Meeting And Banquet - Friday January 27, 2017

The Officers and Directors of Blue Mountain Wildlife invite you to join us for the Thirteenth Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet. This is always a wonderful opportunity to meet the folks who give a bit of themselves to protect and improve the Kerny, to find out what’s been going on at the Kerny and what’s being planned for the future, and to join and enjoy our little community. The Banquet will be held at The Loft in C.J. Hummel’s Restaurant in Lenhartsville on Friday January 27th. The festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. with the committee reports, election of officers, honors ceremony and “A Look Ahead”. This year, we will be enjoying a buffet meal, which will include tossed salad, choice of two entrees and three sides, fruits, dinner rolls and non-alcoholic drinks for about $20 per person. After the meal service, we are lining up a guest speaker to discuss dam removals. The Annual Banquet has been growing in popularity over the last several years and, although reservations are not required, it is recommended that you RSVP by January 25th. To do so, call Gregg Adams at 610-562-2386 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . 


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