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Delaware & Lehigh - Walker Evans Event Brings out the Community

Archive for: September 2008 posts

On Thursday night, the South Bethlehem Historical Society (SBHS) presented an evening of events related to iconic photographer Walker Evans.  St. Michael’s Cemetery The night began with a gathering of about 30 community members in…

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The latest issue of A.T. Journeys, the official magazine of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), features an article on the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, written by the Center’s director and friend of the D&L Trail,…

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The Fall 2008 issue of the D&L’s newsletter Along the Corridor is now available. This is our way of keeping you up-to-date on the D&L’s accomplishments and upcoming events. Inside this issue you will find…

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Trail surfacing and trailhead redesign work continues at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center. The new trail surface is down and rolled, and the trailhead, located just south of the Rt. 873 bridge, is now under…

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Rail trails got their start with Congress’ purely pragmatic deregulation of the railroad industry. During the 1970s, the railroad industry was faced with a deteriorating infrastructure, uncompetitive market structure, and the bankruptcy of several large companies. Existing regulations…

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As noted in a previous entry, a trail surfacing and trailhead redesign project is underway on the Weissport section of the D&L Trail.  On Friday, September 12, members of the community, the D&L, and local…

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During September, the South Bethlehem Historical Society, with the help of the D&L and other partners, will host a series of events celebrating the works of photographer Walker Evans. Evans is best known for his…

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Artist Billy Selesnick has returned to New Hope to restore the most extensive of the many murals that he painted around town in the 1990’s. The five Delaware Canal murals, located at 145 South Main…

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An update from D&L Outreach Coordinator Dennis Scholl:  My job as manager of the volunteer D&L Trail Tenders became even more rewarding this past week as I watched a dedicated crew of 10 Lehigh Valley Chapter…

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This week marks the first time that the D&L is undertaking two large trail projects simultaneously. The projects are representative of the recent wave of trail improvements that have opened and transformed many segments of…

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