Jack Skillman of Greenwich Township, president of the Pagoda Ramblers Camping Club, accepts an award Sunday from Judy Drexler of the state chapter of the Family Campers and RVers association.

The Pagoda Ramblers Camping Club has been a force behind the annual Blue Marsh Lake cleanup for more than 35 years.

According to the Reading Eagle, the Berks, Pa.-based family camping club was honored Sunday (Nov. 12) for its conservation work at the national recreation area in Bern and Lower Heidelberg townships.

The Family Campers and RVers club, a nationwide organization for recreation vehicle and tent campers with chapters throughout the United States, chose the local group as the recipient of its 2017 conservation award.

The Pagoda Ramblers club was formed about 40 years ago by a group of 25 families that enjoyed camping together once a month at various campgrounds.

There are about eight families that continue the club’s monthly camping tradition and new families are always welcome.

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