BARRYVILLE – The Upper Delaware Council’s (UDC) 23rd Annual Family Raft Trip drew 77 individuals to the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River on August 7, fulfilling the UDC’s goal of promoting awareness and stewardship of the river through direct contact with the recreational resource.
Rafters launched Sunday’s river trip from Barryville, NY and floated a seven-mile stretch downriver to Pond Eddy, NY. Kittatinny Canoes provided the rafts, paddles, life vests, and afternoon shuttle transportation.
The height of the river at the Barryville gauge was 4.91 feet as of 9 a.m. due to a persistent Saturday rainfall, with a current of approximately 2.5 miles per hour and water temperature of 70 degrees.
The turnout included 70 adults and teens, and seven children ages 11 and under.
Participants from all over the tri-state and metropolitan area joined Upper Delaware valley residents to take advantage of the livery’s discounted rates and the trip coordination provided by the UDC.
The event is publicized through the Council’s website at www.upperdelawarecouncil.org and its free newsletter, The Upper Delaware, as well as direct mail and media notices.
For more information, please contact UDC Public Relations Specialist Laurie
Ramie at P.O. Box 192, 211 Bridge St., Narrowsburg, NY 12764-0192; phone (845) 252-3022; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
UDC RAFT TRIP: A smiling Rachel Dudle, 17, of Milford, PA, second from the left, joined friends to participate in the Upper Delaware Council’s 23rd Annual Family Raft Trip which launched on August 7 from Kittatinny Canoes’ Barryville Base and ended in Pond Eddy.