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Saturday,April 19, 2014

Schuylkill on the Move in the News

Berks County's hiking community leaves trail of happiness, camaraderie
By Jennifer Hetrick, Reading Eagle correspondent

 

To those who know the powerful impact of quick-footed steps in the fresh air of outdoors, hiking makes sense as easily as the norms of eating and breathing. And thankfully, the hiking community in Berks County is a strong one.With a history dating back to the 1920s, the Berks Community Hiking Club is leading a three-mile, full-moon hike Friday night - a great way to dive into the weekend in the dark with a bit of illumination from the evening sky - after meeting at the fire tower near the Pagoda on Mount Penn at 7:30.This rare opportunity of following a weekend full-moon hike is free and welcome to anyone who decides to make their way up the mountain.Known for its Saturday hikes, BCHC has about 200 members and also includes subgroups known as Berks County Wanderers and Berks Community Strollers.

...BMECC's members sometimes follow hikes hosted by Schuylkill On The Move sponsored by Schuylkill Vision, an initiative to promote healthy living and appreciation of culture in the county.SOTM is known to mingle educational components into their hikes, often in Port Clinton, Schuylkill County, just over the line from the Berks border.

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2014 SOM Walks

2014 schedule.pdf

Schuylkill On the Move

 The mission of Schuylkill on the Move is bring together those with an interest in promoting health and fitness through walking.


Schuylkill on the Move logoSchuylkill On The Move is a county-wide grassroots organization of individuals and organizations who have an interest in promoting health and fitness through walking.

Our Goals include:

  • Assisting local communities with establishing walking programs for their residents
  • Advocating for walkable communities
  • Encouraging people to take positive steps towards good health

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On National Trails Day Schuylkill on the Move sponsors hikes throughout Schuylkill County.  

 

 Schuylkill on the Move hikes continue all fall and winter. Lace up your walking shoes and join us.

Schuylkill On the Move 2013 Walks

SOMawards

 

Schuylkill on the Move (SOM) encourages people to take positive steps toward good health and advocates for more walkable communities. SOM is a project of Schuylkill County’s VISION in partnership with the Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau. The Schuylkill Conservation District partners with SOM as it promotes connections with our environment. Info: “Porcupine Pat”: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 570.622.4124 x 113.

 *Saturday, December 7 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.: “Crow Trail in Tuscarora State Park” Robin wants to show us Joe Lankalis’ chestnut grove along with the scenery of this nice trail. (3 miles – easy)

 

Diakon Walk Schedule of 2013

All ages welcome!  Bad weather cancels the walk.   RSVP please by calling Teddi at (570) 624-3012 or 1 (800) 621-6325. 

Contact Teddi for carpool information or Pati at (570) 624-3020.

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Begin a walking organization

Go to: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/Publications/PDFs/walking2004.pdf

This website will provide all the information you need to start a safe walking program for yourself. The section on “Is it safe for me to walk?” will tell you if you need to see a health care provider before you start a walking program.

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Schuylkill On the Move member organizations

Barefield Development Corporation
Blue Mountain Family Chiropractic
Diakon Community Services for Seniors
Episcopal Churches
Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania
Healthy Habits Natural Market
OMI technologies
Interfaith Health Network
Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services, Inc.
Pottsville Republican and Herald
Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce
Schuylkill Conservation District
Schuylkill County Conservancy
Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau
Schuylkill Health
Schuylkill Mall
Schuylkill County’s VISION
Schuylkill YMCA
Schuylkill YWCA
Spectrum Senior Consultants, Inc.
Stonehedge Gardens, Inc.
St. John’s UCC, WALK! Orwigsburg
WALK! St. Clair