Press Releases


Press Releases from the City of Reading for 2021

Mayor Morán Announces Reading Community
Clean Up and Tree Planting Event

READING – October 6th: Today, Mayor Eddie Morán announced he is hosting a community clean-up and tree planting event this Saturday, October 9th, at 9 am in City Park as part of his 2021 Clean City Initiative.

Announcement Flyer

"Uniting the community is good; doing it for a great cause makes it better," said Mayor Morán. "In 2021 alone, we have hosted four community clean-ups, gathered hundreds of volunteers, and collected more than 200 bags of trash, including several bulk items.

My goal is and has always been to host an event where we can come together as a community leaving aside any differences and showing that a common purpose can unite the residents of Reading.

We will continue to beautify our City this time by planting 25 trees of five different species in our City Park during this uplifting event."

"Berks Nature, whose offices are located in the City of Reading, is thrilled to continue tree planting activities in our home city, particularly in City Park, to help grow a more healthful, climate-resilient City for everyone," said Kim Murphy, President of Berks Nature.

"By cleaning the air, shading city streets, mitigating runoff, supporting wildlife habitat, and adding natural beauty, urban tree plantings represent not only an investment in our environment but also an investment in the health and well-being of Reading's residents. Berks Nature looks forward to welcoming volunteers to assist with the tree planting at City Park, no experience required!"

Mayor Morán added: "I am asking our great residents and visitors to join me, Berks Nature, the City Public Works Department, the City Arborist, Reading Area Water Authority, and several other of our community leaders in this magnificent community event."

Volunteers are encouraged to wear shoes or boots that can get wet and clothes that can get dirty, while shovels and work gloves will be provided. To register as a volunteer or for more information, please contact the Clean City Coordinator, Carlos Torres, at 484-269-8563.