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UDSRR Accessible to Public during Shutdown

Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Accessible to Public during Government Shutdown Release date: January 22, 2017 Contact(s): Kristina Heister, Superintendent; 570-729-8251 x2225 Beach Lake, PA – During the shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations,…

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Visit Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River “VIRTUALLY” from Anywhere

BEACH LAKE, PA – In the days of log rafts and pioneers, free-flowing rivers were the lifeblood of commerce, transportation, and fisheries across America. Today, they are critical yet often-overlooked sources of clean water, critical habitat, and rejuvenating recreation for…

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day September 30

Release date: September 5, 2017 Contact(s): Kelleen Lanagan, Engagement Fellow kelleen_lanagan@partner.nps.gov; (570)729-7134 ext. 2230 Celebrate National Public Lands Day with Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River invites you to participate in a national day…

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Roebling Bridge Maintenance Work to Begin 9/11

Maintenance work on the National Historic Landmark Roebling Bridge (Roebling’s Delaware Aqueduct) will occur between September 11, 2017 and November 15, 2017 in order to repoint the New York abutment and landings at the start of the wooden towpaths and…

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Gay Vietzke Named Director of NPS Northeast Region

Release Date: July 21, 2017 Contacts: Tom Crosson, thomas_crosson@nps.gov 202-208-6843 Gay Vietzke Named Director of National Park Service’s Northeast Region WASHINGTON – Today, acting National Park Service (NPS) Director Michael T. Reynolds announced the selection of Gay Vietzke as regional…

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13th Annual Zane Grey Festival July 15

Fun for the Whole Family at the 13th Annual Zane Grey Festival Photo Caption: The Cowboy Dentist meets a Civil War Soldier at the Zane Grey Festival. BEACH LAKE, PA –The National Park Service and the Zane Grey’s West Society…

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Meeting by the river next to kayaks and rafts

Upper Delaware Seeks Volunteers to be Watershed Stewards

Release date: May 20, 2017 Contact(s): Ingrid Peterec, Chief of Interpretation ingrid_peterec@nps.gov; (570) 685-4871 Caption: Watershed Stewards Lenore Weisse and Leatrice Langer talking to boaters at the Lackawaxen Access. Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River Seeks Volunteers to be Watershed…

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Upper Delaware Visitation Increases by 8% in 2016

Caption: There are many activities for visitors to enjoy in the Upper Delaware region including a brisk hike to enjoy spectacular scenery. (Photo by Eric Rowe) Release date: May 5, 2017 Contact(s): Kristina M. Heister, Superintendent kristina_heister@nps.gov; (570) 729-8251 ext….

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Wear Your Life Jacket to Work on May 19th

Caption: Upper Delaware Park Rangers participating in “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work” Day in 2016. Release date: May 1, 2017 Contact(s): Ingrid Peterec, Chief of Interpretation Ingrid_Peterec@nps.gov; (570) 685-4871 ext. 6605 Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Encourages Participation…

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2016 PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Photo Caption: Capturing first place in the scenic category was this photograph submitted by Alex Westner, Greeley, PA. Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Announces Winners of the 2016 Photo Contest BEACH LAKE, PA – Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational…

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