It's time to pluck junk out of the Delaware Volunteers needed for Kittatinny Canoes’ 29th annual Delaware River Clean Up July 16-17
The annual clean up attracts Delaware River lovers from all over the country who want to keep the river pristine. This volunteer from 2016 holds up his favorite find: a coffee maker (Kittatinny Canoes Facebook photo)
MILFORD — Volunteers are needed for Kittatinny Canoes’ 29th annual “On and Under the Delaware River Clean Up" on July 16 to 17. Every year Kittatinny sponsors this 70-mile river clean up effort, the only one of its kind, that demonstrates the adventure company’s commitment to preserving the beauty of the Delaware River for future paddlers. Last year, 147 volunteers picked up 99 tires, 83 pounds of cans, and a total of 1.4 tons of garbage. In exchange for their help, volunteers will receive free camping and canoes on river cleanup days as well as breakfast and dinner. Here's the schedule: Monday, July 16, volunteers will meet at Kittatinny Campgrounds, located at 3854 State 97, Barryville, N.Y. Cleanup goes from the Ten Mile River Access in New York to River Beach. Tuesday, July 17, volunteers will meet at Dingmans Ferry at the National Park Service parking lot next to the Dingmans Ferry Bridge. Cleanup goes from River Beach to Delaware Water Gap. This clean-up won two first-place awards from “Take Pride in America," a recognition program formed by President George H.W. Bush. If you plan to volunteer, call Kittatinny Canoes at 1-800-FLOAT-KC or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be prepared to provide us with a list of all of the participants in your group.