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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.
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.
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.