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A new chapter of the D&L Trail Tenders is forming in Easton, where its work will be focused primarily in the city’s Hugh Moore Park. Trail Tenders are volunteers of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor who are responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of the D&L Trail, known locally as the Lehigh Canal Towpath. Eight miles of the trail runs through Hugh Moore Park. The new group, the Easton Trail Tenders, will have its first cleanup on April 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
Volunteers will cut and clear brush and other debris in the area adjacent to Hugh Moore Park’s canal boat concession. Interested persons (Scouts, high school community service candidates, adults and retired persons) are asked to report to the large parking lot one-quarter mile north of the iron bridge that crosses the Lehigh River and connects the park with Lehigh Drive. Volunteers also are being sought who are interested in developing bird trails and establishing native plant colonies in the park.
Volunteers for the April 11 cleanup will be supplied with tools and work gloves. The rain date for the cleanup is April 18, when the park conducts its annual Muddigger’s Day.
For more information, please contact Dennis Scholl at 610-923-3548 x225 or [email protected].