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As a nonprofit organization, the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor relies on the generosity of people like you. We simply couldn’t do our vital trail work or run our signature programs without you. Your…

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Blog post by: Emily Dings, D&L Assistant The Earth could be forgiven for wondering where the party was this year. On the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, millions of Americans mobilized on behalf of…

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By Emily Dings, D&L Assistant If you signed up for an organized run or walk taking place between March and May, you’ve likely already received some disappointing news: due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s no…

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By Patrick Hunt, Trail Coordinator As Lehigh Valley Greenways Greenways (LVG) prepares to award 2020 mini grants, we’re looking back on past projects. In previous grant cycles, mini-grants were awarded to two projects that improve…

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By Lauren Golden, Trail and Stewardship Manager Currently, there are about 144 miles of D&L Trail, with plans for approximately 165 miles. Most recently, I’ve talked at length about those last 21 or so miles….

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By Miranda Alvarez, Community Engagement Manager Just last year, Jayne Hartzog stared major abdominal surgery in the face. Overwhelmed by health complications and an unsure road to recovery, she leaped at the chance to complete…

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By Elissa Garofalo, Executive Director When we think of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor’s mine to market story, women’s stories run scarce. Instead, names like Josiah, Asa and Erskine come to mind.  Like…

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By Miranda Alvarez, Community Engagement Manager On Sunday, February 23, the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor welcomed the 2020 class of D&L Ambassadors for their first training session. Passionate D&L community members filled the…

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By Emily Ding, Every morning, rain or shine, Bushkill resident Meg Franzson (pictured right) wakes at 6 a.m. and sets out on a six- or seven-mile walk. While this mileage alone is impressive, even more…

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By Miranda Alvarez, Community Engagement Manager As we get closer to fully connecting the D&L Trail and continue to grow the organization, we recognize we have to prepare for growth. In late 2019, our Board…

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By Miranda Alvarez, Community Engagement Manager There are planners who know how to plan and then there are planners who put plans into action. The latter distinguished Elissa Garofalo as the right candidate for the…

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By Patrick Hunt, Trail Coordinator Get Your Tail on the Trail (GYTOT) really worked to keep its resolution of growing the program in 2019. As a result, we wrapped up a fantastic 2019, with three…

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