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UDSRR Hosts River Clean-Up from Narrowsburg Access to the Ten Mile River Access

UDSRR Hosts River Clean-Up from Narrowsburg Access to the Ten Mile River Access

Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Hosts River Clean-Up from Narrowsburg Access to the Ten Mile River Access
Dedicated community members join park staff for a day of fun and river stewardship

Caption: Volunteers display the trash they collected on last month’s River Clean-Up.
Photo Credit: National Park Service

BEACH LAKE, PA –The Delaware River is Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River’s most outstanding natural feature, and thousands of people come to enjoy its scenic beauty annually. The National Park Service aims to keep the river and the surrounding area beautiful and to maintain them for visitors to enjoy, however, the size and geography of the area makes this a challenging goal. Despite the implementation of our recent “pack in, pack out” campaign, there is always a need for trash pick-up along the river.

The River Clean-Up program focuses on partnering with dedicated community members to promote stewardship of the Delaware River. Over 340 individuals volunteer at our park annually, and we would like to invite you to join them. The next River Clean-Up will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2016, and will cover the area between the Narrowsburg DEC Access and the Ten Mile River Access. Volunteers will meet at the Ten Mile Access at 9:00am and will be shuttled to the Narrowsburg DEC Access and can expect to be off the river by 3:00pm. Volunteers will experience the wild and scenic beauty of the Delaware, while learning about our watershed, wildlife, and invasive species; all while helping preserve the river for future generations.

Space is limited to 20 volunteers so please call 570-685-4871 to register for this River Clean-Up event. If you can’t make this event the park will be holding an additional River Clean-Up on Saturday, September 24th for Public Lands Day.

The National Park Service will provide equipment, including lifejackets, canoes, and paddles. Volunteers should bring appropriate gear, such as a change of clothes, closed toe shoes, a hat, sunscreen, a dry-bag, plenty of water, and a bagged lunch. It is important to note that volunteers should plan to get wet, and should know how to swim.

The National Park Service relies on volunteers achieve its goal of stewardship, and appreciates the hard work and commitment of volunteers who have helped to keep the Delaware River clean and beautiful.

For more information or to register call (570) 685-4871. Please visit our website at www.nps.gov/upde, or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/updeNPS and Instagram at https://instagram.com/UpperDelawareNPS.