Berks Nature

Berks Nature is a 501(c)(3) conservation organization that has been serving the Berks County community since 1974.  Our headquarters are located in the city’s historic Waterworks Building on 11th Street in Reading.  We completed a significant restoration of this historically significant 1852 Waterworks Building and are proud to call Reading and City Park our home.

Berks Nature strongly supports Berks County’s number one industry, agriculture – and – the protection of our special natural areas.  To date, we have permanently preserved over 7,500 acres through conservation easements, acquisitions, and transfers; and have facilitated the protection of an additional 1300 acres in Berks County.  As important as these land preservation efforts are, we also realize that a healthy community needs economic growth.  By using our County’s Comprehensive Plan as a guide, we continue to work with municipalities to promote growth in the proper places, such as areas surrounding existing development.