Upper Delaware River clean up for teens planned

The annual Paddle and River Clean Up for high school students happens June 8, on the Upper Delaware River. Students will earn eight community service hours for graduation while experiencing the beauty of the river and learning about the local watershed, wildlife, and recreation. 

This year’s clean up trip is limited to the first twenty students who register.

Volunteers remove a tremendous amount of litter and waste from the floor and banks of the river. 

This year, volunteers will be skimming both the Pennsylvania and New York shorelines for litter and whenever safely possible, removing trash from the river bottom.

Volunteers who have registered will meet at the Zane Grey Museum in Lackawaxen, at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 8.

The National Park Service will provide the vehicle shuttle, canoes, lifejackets, and paddles. 

The clean up happens rain or shine. Volunteers should expect to get wet, so please be prepared with the appropriate gear including extra clothing, proper footwear, a lunch, plenty of water, a hat, sun screen, and dry-bag. 

To register, call Park Ranger Brandon Diefenbach by Thursday, June 6 at (570) 685-4871.

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