Trespassing on Famous Reading Anthracite (FRO) property has been a consistent problem that needs addressing.

FRO Honorary Officer BadgeOver the last few years, trespassing and illegal dumping have declined due to the increase of FRO members. We credit this to the members who willingly treat the property like their own. We appreciate that all of our members report issues and clean up the trash that’s left behind by trespassers. We are trending in the right direction, but to ensure our property’s cleanliness and safety, we are taking a few extra steps. FRO/RAC security is strengthening its efforts by dedicating more time to permit enforcement and establishing areas that will be monitored by cameras. At the start of next week, security will be checking parking lots, parking passes, and member permits when entering the property. We apologize for the inconvenience, but before entering the property you will have to show your membership cards to be granted access.

To go along with increased security efforts, we have devised another plan of attack to resolve the trespassing issue. We would like to designate “Honorary FRO Officers.” This volunteer position would be suited for members who often frequent FRO property. We would ask “Honorary FRO Officers” to volunteer one day of the year for 8 hours to check passes at a designated parking area when people enter the property. In addition to the parking lot checks, we would ask FRO officers to be more or less an extra set of eyes. It is expected for FRO officers to report back to FRO/RAC security and local law enforcement if there is any suspicion of trespassing or abnormalities.

As a FRO officer, you will receive one free yearly membership and free entry to all FRO events, in exchange for volunteerism. If you are interested in the volunteer position, please follow this link and complete the brief questionnaire.