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Delaware & Lehigh - Delaware Canal Clean Up

Come out on April 25th to give the Delaware Canal its annual spring cleaning! Activities start at 9 a.m. There are 17 different locations along the Canal from Upper Black Eddy to Bristol that are waiting for volunteers. Please check out the list of Clean-Up Day Work Areas on Then choose a convenient or needy section, and call the area coordinator to offer your assistance. Your coordinator will tell you where to meet, what to bring, and answer any questions that you may have. Please bring along your family, friends, and acquaintances, too!

With so much of the Canal under construction, this year’s clean-up effort will be the geographically smallest ever. However, small has its virtues, and each section that is free of repair work will be tackled with added vigor. Also, to compensate, we’ll be undertaking a special touch-up painting project at Lock 11 in New Hope.

A dry canal is the easiest kind to clean, so please take advantage of this year’s conditions by volunteering to help. Individual clean-up efforts are always welcome, too! Anytime, anywhere!