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Be a Litter Leader, Volunteer or Sponsor of UDC’s 2024 Upper Delaware Litter Sweep

Photo: UDC 2024 Chairperson Ginny Dudko has volunteered for every year of the Upper Delaware Litter Sweep, shown here in 2022 with trash collected near the Mongaup Fishing Access in the Town of Deerpark.

NARROWSBURG – The 4th Annual Upper Delaware Litter Sweep will take place on April 20-28, with land-based clean-ups to be organized in every Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River corridor community that is willing to participate.

The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) sponsors this active celebration of Earth Day ideals.

The non-profit organization is seeking to designate Litter Leaders in the Towns of Hancock, Fremont, Delaware, Cochecton, Tusten, Highland, Lumberland, and Deerpark (NY); and Buckingham, Manchester, Damascus, Berlin, Lackawaxen, Shohola, and Westfall Townships (PA) by February 20 if possible.

Litter Leaders are responsible for setting the date(s) and location(s) for their clean-ups, helping to round up volunteers in conjunction with the UDC’s publicity outreach, and overseeing safety standards with provided instructions.

Fellow volunteers will receive a commemorative Upper Delaware Litter Sweep t-shirt with a pending new design; supplies to use including bags, pickers, and safety equipment; and disposal information for their collected trash.

Any individuals, groups, or businesses willing to step forward should contact Stephanie Driscoll at (845) 252-3022 or with name, email, and phone number, and where they would like to clean up. Goods and services are also welcome.

The 4th Annual Upper Delaware Litter Sweep is wholly funded by donations from partners, businesses, and those who love the river corridor.

The UDC handles ordering the t-shirts for volunteer team building, permitting, insurance coverage, grant applications, connecting volunteers, purchase and distribution of equipment and supplies, maintaining a clean-up schedule, and promotion before, during and after the event.

Donations by credit cards may be made via a ‘Donate Now’ button on the UDC website: Checks can be mailed to: Upper Delaware Council, P.O. Box 192, Narrowsburg, NY 12764; or drop off monetary donations at the 211 Bridge Street office. Please indicate that the donation is for the 2024 Litter Sweep.

Contributors of $50 and above will be acknowledged in event publicity.

For information on the UDC, visit, or follow Upper Delaware Council on Facebook, Instagram @upperdelawarecouncil, and X @UpperDelCouncil.


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