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Volunteers Needed for April 17-25 Upper Delaware Litter Sweep

NARROWSBURG – Volunteers are needed for the first-ever Upper Delaware Litter Sweep that will take place in every Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River corridor community between April 17-25 in celebration of Earth Day 2021.

Participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt featuring original artwork designed by Dan Nelson of Happy Tattoo in Honesdale, PA; supplies to use including safety equipment, bags, and pickers; and disposal information for their collected trash.

The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) is working with designated 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) to coordinate the series of land-based cleanups.

Anyone willing to help provide labor or services should contact Ashley Hall-Bagdonas at (845) 252-3022 or and provide the following information:

  • Your name(s), email, and a phone number;
  • Where in the river valley you would like to focus your efforts;
  • When you would be available during those dates of Saturday, April 17, through Sunday, April 25.

The appropriate Litter Leader for that community team will then reach out to confirm local pick-up dates, locations, and other arrangements.

The Upper Delaware Litter Sweep is partially supported by a Pennsylvania Department of Community Economic Development (DCED) grant secured for the UDC by PA Representative Jonathan Fritz, Representative Mike Peifer, and Senator Lisa Baker which has assisted with organizational work and public outreach.

For more information on the UDC and its activities, visit the website at, follow, or Instagram @upperdelawarecouncil.


Attached photo: Upper Delaware Litter Sweep Logo by Dan Nelson




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