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Archive for: June 2009 posts

If you’ve ever wished that you could have seen the Canal in the days when mules still pulled coal-filled boats along the waterway, your opportunity has returned. By popular demand, the two vintage 1930’s Delaware…

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Despite the previous week’s rainy weather, over 30 people attended the Landmark Towns of Bucks County and Friends of the Delaware Canal Town to Towpath Bike Hike on Saturday, June 6th. DCNR Park Ranger Ian…

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The trail gods were looking out for the D&L last Friday, as a large group of volunteers, community members, politicians, and press gathered at the Weissport trailhead to dedicate the newest link in the 165-mile…

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Photographers take note! You have been invited to participate in a photo contest. The winning photographs will be displayed at our annual dinner in November and will be included in our first Reflections of the…

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Lehigh Carbon Community College‘s radio station (WXLV), with funding from a D&L challenge grant, produced a series of short, 5-8 minute vignettes about sites throughout the Corridor, including the Switchback Railroad, No.9 Coal Mine, and…

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The newest edition of the Delaware River Water Trail Guide (June 2009) just arrived in our office. This large, fold-out map shows all 200 miles of the water trail, from Hancock, NY to Falls at…

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I can’t believe I forgot to post photos from our National Trails Day celebration on Sand Island! We had visitors from the City of Bethlehem, National Park Service, DCNR, local outdoor groups, and Trail Tenders….

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The recently published Eastern Pennsylvania Birding & Wildlife Guide is now available for free! This colorful book provides all the information you need to seek out, identify, and enjoy eastern Pennsylvania’s unique fauna.  The result of a…

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Our friends up north were recently featured in the Hazleton Standard Speaker: “Jim Schneider dismounted after bicycling more than two miles along the Hazleton rail trail earlier this month to explore a power line right-of-way. About…

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D&L Outreach Coordinator Dennis Scholl has worked with the Trail Tenders for two years to turn a stretch of river bank on Sand Island into a model native plant “garden.”  Read more and see pictures in today’s Morning…

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Work on the Weissport trailhead is nearing completion.  Last week the once jungle-like bank received a dozen new trees, including oak, maple, and redbud.  The new pavillion  was crowned with a red, metal roof.  I’ll…

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