NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council, Inc. (UDC) approved $4,072 to support river and shoreline clean-up projects during its May 7 monthly meeting.
The individual award amounts based on applications submitted by five of the UDC’s member municipalities are:
- Damascus Township – $1,000
- Town of Tusten – $900
- Town of Lumberland – $775
- Lackawaxen Township – $736
- Town of Highland -$661
Clean-up projects must be completed by August 21, 2015 in order to be eligible for the one-time reimbursement payment.
This is the second year that the UDC non-profit organization has opted to designate a portion of its federal funding allocation as received through the National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River budget to help subsidize litter removal from the bi-state river and its banks.
The goal is to encourage the coordination of local clean-ups to help maintain the pristine quality of the 73.4-miles from the confluence of the East and West Branches of the Delaware below Hancock downstream to Railroad Bridge No. 2 near Sparrowbush that was designated for protection under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 1978.
For more information, please contact the UDC at (845) 252-3022 or visit the website at www.upperdelawarecouncil.org.