Want to give back to the D&L Trail and local community?
Join Trail Tenders!
D&L Trail Tenders are local residents who want to make a difference and help preserve the great local recreation and historic resources for everyone to enjoy. For over 15 years people just like you have volunteered to help remove trash, maintain the trail, clean historic structures, and improve amenities for trail users. Thousands of people have volunteered time all along the trail from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol. This has resulted in a cleaner environment, increased quality of life, preserved history, and better trails. We hope you can join us to make a difference!
Trail tenders installing sign along trail
Trail Tenders working on historic lock
Trail Tenders group photo
Trail Tenders painting fence
Trail tenders removing trash
Trail tenders working on Lehigh River
Ways to Participate with Trail Tenders
There are three types of ways you can participate with Trail Tenders. Find the opportunity that suits you best.
- Public events: Once a month from April – November the D&L hosts a Trail Tender event on a Saturday or Sunday along the D&L Trail. These events are open to the public as an opportunity for anyone to join us and help out. Events are posted at least a month in advance so sign up for the volunteer list or check our blog for upcoming events.
- Private events: Does your business, club, or social group want to hold a work day on the trail? If so we can arrange a weekday just for your members on a section of trail or project that is important to your group. Contact the Trail Programs Manager to arrange the details.
- Chapter events: Some dedicated groups form local Trail Tender chapters that organize their own events and work on a local section of trail that they have adopted. This is a great way to take ownership of a section and make a big difference! If you are interested in joining or leading a local group contact the Trail Programs Manager to find out more information.
However you decide to participate, make sure to sign up as a Trail Tender volunteer so you stay up to date with all the events and fun.
More information and forms
For more information about Trail Tenders, contact the Trail Programs Manager by email or call 610-923-3548 ext.234
General Work Day Instructions and Safety Recommendations
Tool Library– Your chapter can check out tools and equipment from the D&L to use.
Trail Tenders Online Reporting Form
Trail Tender Volunteer Hours Log