LITTER SWEEPERS: Team Lackawaxen proudly displays the Upper Delaware Litter Sweep t-shirts they earned while collecting 1,300 lbs. of roadside trash during a four-hour pick-up along three miles of Masthope Plank Road in Lackawaxen Township, PA on the first day of the April 17-25 event coordinated by the Upper Delaware Council. The intrepid team included, from left to right: Jeff “JT” Thompson, Ellen O’connor, Eileen Ahearn, Brenna O’connor, Jeffrey Shook, Dennis Ahearn, Jackie Decatur, Heather Clark, Lynn Mills, and behind the camera, Eric Thompson.
NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) expresses appreciation to the eight businesses, individuals, and the non-profit organization whose donations subsidized the purchase of unifying team t-shirts for the April 17-25 Upper Delaware Litter Sweep.
Thanks to the generosity of these contributors, the UDC was able to order 250 dynamically graphic t-shirts in “safety green” shade printed by Platform Industries Custom Screen Printing of Honesdale, PA to help with visibility of the clean-up volunteers and to commemorate their experience.
The shirts feature original eagle artwork designed by Dan Nelson of Happy Tattoo in Honesdale, PA emblazoned on the back, with the UDC’s Land-Water-People partnership logo on the front corner.
Donations to cover the $1,750 expense were provided by:
• Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, Inc., the 501(c)3 organization whose volunteer committee oversees the promotion, enhancement, and safety of New York State Route 97 from Hancock to Port Jervis;
• Jeff Bank, chartered in 1913 with 12 branches available throughout Sullivan County and in Port Jervis;
• Wayne Bank, founded in 1871 with 31 community offices operating in northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New York;
• Cochecton Fire Station, the community bar & restaurant run by proprietors Ezekial Miller and Josiah Early at 1 Depot Road in Cochecton, NY;
• Andrew Boyar, Town of Highland UDC Alternate Representative;
• Patricia Jeffer, Shohola Township UDC Alternate Representative;
• Alan Henry, Berlin Township UDC Representative; and
• Aaron Robinson, Shohola Township UDC Representative.
The UDC’s Upper Delaware Litter Sweep was the first event to coordinate land-based trash cleanups in all 15 municipalities within the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River watershed in NY and PA surrounding Earth Day 2021 on April 22.