On July 19, 20 and 21 Kittatinny Canoes will be doing their 21st annual Delaware River Cleanup. They will cover 70 miles of the river from Ten Mile River access to the Delaware Water Gap on these days and on July 22 they will sort the trash for recycling and disposal.
They expect up to 100 volunteers each day and they provide them with breakfast, dinner and free camping in our campgrounds. Most of these volunteers come every year to the cleanup and they work very hard and do a great job.
It is very costly to accomplish this huge task and labor intensive to move the food to a different location each day, tents, tables and chairs, and move the canoes, volunteers and trash.
During the previous 20 years of doing this cleanup they have removed 7814 tires, 8186 pounds of aluminum cans and a total of 385.67 tons of trash. This is their way of giving back to this great resource, the Delaware River.
Thank you to Kittatinny for organizing this event and to all of the volunteers dedicated to keeping the Delaware River as pristine as it is!