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Delaware & Lehigh - Spring Cleaning in Catty

Despite temperatures near 90 degrees, this weekend a group of volunteers moved forward in the effort to clean up the Lehigh Canal. On Saturday, April 25, a canal cleanup event was held as part of the Great Lehigh County Cleanup in the Borough of Catasauqua. This event was held in conjunction with the Great PA Cleanup.Volunteers brave the heat to clear the Lehigh Canal.

A group of about twenty persons gathered to remove trash and invasive plants from the canal and its banks. Participants included the D&L, members of Borough Council, Historic Catasauqua Preservation Society, Lehigh County Juvenile Probation Department, Lehigh County Parks Department and local businesses.Catasauqua's canal section gets some much-needed TLC.

While much work remains, we got off to a great start in the effort to remove the canal of invasive plants and replant the canal and railroad banks with native grasses and wildflowers.