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Celebrate National Public Lands Day with Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River

National Public Lands Day 2018

Upper Delaware S&RR News Release

Release date: Immediate

Contact(s): Ingrid Peterec
ingrid_peterec@nps.gov

(570) 685-4871 x6609

Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River invites you to participate in a national day of community service on September 28th

Beach Lake, PA – On Saturday, September 28th, Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River will celebrate National Public Lands Day.  National Public Lands Day is a nationally celebrated event that strives to get people out into our nation’s beautiful publicly owned lands, including national and state parks. Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River will be hosting a park-wide volunteer event, which will focus on maintaining Upper Delaware’s treasured historic and natural resources.

This year, volunteers are needed to assist rangers in cleaning up the Lackawaxen Access and the historic Zane Grey property in Lackawaxen, PA.

This is a great opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy scenic views of the Delaware River! Come on out to help preserve the historic integrity of the Zane Grey property and to help control invasive plant species at the adjacent Lackawaxen Access.   Volunteers will learn to identify many non-native invasive plant species and assist rangers by removing them, this will in turn help to restore native plant populations. The event will conclude with refreshments, a milkweed scatter, and butterfly release. Tools and gloves will be provided to volunteers, however volunteers are required to wear close-toed shoes, bring plenty of water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat.

National Public Lands Day at Upper Delaware will begin with registration and site orientation from 9:00-9:30am at the Zane Grey Museum located at 135 Scenic Drive, Lackawaxen, PA 18435.  At 9:30am we will break into volunteer groups and move to the designated work locations. The event will conclude by 12:30pm.

The National Park Service relies on volunteers to achieve its goal of stewardship, and appreciates the hard work and commitment of volunteers who have helped to keep the Upper Delaware River and its historic properties beautiful. We look forward to seeing you at our National Public Lands Day Celebration!

For information on this volunteer event or to register, please call Susie Kaspar at 570-685-4871 x 6610 or send an e-mail to susie_kaspar@nps.gov  by September, 21st or visit  www.neefusa.org/npld  For additional information about Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River visit our website at www.nps.gov/upde. Don’t forget to like us on Instagram and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/updeNPS.

Photo: 2018 Public Lands Day at Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River.