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UDC Awards Four River Clean-up Grants

UDC Awards Four River Clean-up Grants

Photo: Members of the Calkins 4-H Club clean up near the Skinners Falls Access.

NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council, Inc. (UDC) approved $3,905.29 to support river and shoreline clean-up projects at its May 3 monthly meeting.

The individual award amounts based on applications submitted by four of the UDC’s member municipalities are:

• Town of Deerpark – $1,480.29

• Town of Tusten – $900

• Town of Lumberland – $775

• Damascus Township – $750

The UDC opted to allocate $4,000 of its annual federal funding award as received through the National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River budget to help subsidize litter removal from the bi-state river and its banks.

The goal is to encourage the coordination of local clean-ups to help maintain the pristine quality of the 73.4-miles from the confluence of the East and West Branches of the Delaware below Hancock downstream to Railroad Bridge No. 2 near Sparrowbush that was designated for protection under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 1978.

Clean-up projects must be completed by August 17, 2018 to be eligible for the one-time reimbursement payment.

For more information on the UDC, visit www.upperdelawarecouncil.org or call the non-profit organization’s Narrowsburg, NY office at (845) 252-3022.