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Delaware & Lehigh - D&L Trail Programs: Working Together to Make Trails Better

Post by: Brian Greene, Trail Programs Manager at D&L

Great things happen when you combine two good things.  Peanut butter and chocolate, phones and computers, ice tea and lemonade are all examples of the sum being greater than the individual parts. So as Trail Programs Manager, it’s great when I can combine my two premier programs, D&L Trail Town Process and the Trail Tenders to make a big difference on the trail.

In June, there was a public meeting to receive feedback on how we can become more trail user friendly in Slatington and Walnutport.  People walked around and looked at the current infrastructure and noted strengths and weaknesses.  Out of this assessment came a strong need for improved wayfinding signage.  These are small helpful signs that let people know where they are on the trail and where other amenities and trails are.  Together with Pat Stephens, D&L GIS Analyst and Cartographer, we designed a new trail wayfinding signage system using simple arrows and mile markers to improve directions on the trail. We also created a plan on where to install these signs to better connect trail users along the main D&L Trail, the D&L: Walnutport Canal Spur, and the Slate Heritage Trail.

And this is where Trail Tenders come in! On Saturday October 21, 2017 we are inviting the public to volunteer and help us install these signs along with beautification projects at the Slatington and Walnutport trailheads.  With volunteer help, we will make Slatington and Walnutport better trail towns.

So join us and be part of a winning combination! For more details and to register, visit our event listing.