2022 Trail Tenders Event Calendar

Delaware & Lehigh - 2022 Trail Tenders Event Calendar


The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (DLNHC) coordinates with regional partners and landowners to host monthly public volunteer events, April through October. Join the D&L Trail Tenders crew by registering as a DLNHC volunteer online and get seasonal email updates about opportunities to steward the D&L Trail. For all D&L Trail Tenders events, bring your own water bottle, dress appropriately for weather and trail conditions, and wear comfortable, closed-toe footwear. 

*To register for Trail Tender Events in Advance, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.*

Saturday, April 23 – 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM 

Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB) “Pick Up the Poconos Day” with D&L Trail Tenders and Lehigh Canal Recreation Commission (LCRC) 

Weissport Lehigh Canal Park D&L Trailhead 

Registration is closed for this event.

On Celebrate Trails Day, take part in this regional effort to beautify Carbon, Monroe, Pike, and Wayne counties. We’ll beautify the D&L Trail by removing litter. Check out nearby D&L Trail Friendly Businesses–Chantilly Goods for ice cream and Mario’s Pizza for a slice! Make it a weekend and stay overnight at Canal Side Guest House. 

You MUST register online by April 18th at 5:00 PM to participate in this PMVB event. Be sure to select “Weissport Lehigh Canal Park D&L Trailhead” from the Carbon County drop-down box.

Afterwards, all Pick Up the Poconos Day volunteers are invited to attend the Earth Day Celebration  hosted by the Monroe County Waste Management Authority, Pocono Organics, and PMVB at Pocono Organics following the clean-up. Volunteers will receive information regarding the celebration after registration. #PickUpThePoconos 

Sunday, May 1 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

D&L Trail Tenders and Lehigh University Outing Club 

Bethlehem Sand Island D&L Trailhead 

Join us as we beautify the D&L Trail with Lehigh students! Together, we’ll remove litter to improve wildlife habitats and plant native species to mitigate stormwater issues along the Lehigh River bank. 

Saturday, June 25 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

D&L Trail Tenders and Delaware Canal State Park (DSCP) 

Delaware Canal State Park (exact location TBD) 

For National Trails Month, we’ll cut invasive knotweed with loppers along PA DCNR’s 2022 Trail of the Year, the Delaware Canal Towpath segment of the D&L Trail. Afterwards, DCSP staff will apply localized herbicide to the cut stems to prevent these plants from spreading. Why not make it a weekend getaway at the Fox & Hound Bed & Breakfast in New Hope? 

Saturday, July 16 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

D&L Trail Tenders and Lehigh Canal Recreation Commission (LCRC) 

Parryville D&L Trailhead 

We’ll focus on litter removal along the Parryville Spur of the D&L Trail with dedicated volunteers from LCRC. Spur trails add to the 165-mile alignment, connecting points of interest and trail communities. 

Saturday, August 13 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

D&L Trail Tenders and White Haven Lions Club 

Borough of White Haven (exact location to be determined) 

We’ll spruce up the D&L Trail as it runs along Main Street in Downtown White Haven with the local Lions. At the Caboose in the center of town, we’ll tend to the seasonal plantings, as well as remove litter and weed sidewalks.

Take the opportunity to explore this quintessential D&L Trail Town! Stay at the Victorian Connection, grab a pint at Tavern on the Trail, or relax with a facial from LK Hair Shop. 

Saturday, September 17 – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM 

Wildlands Conservancy Lehigh River Clean-up with D&L Trail Tenders 

Palmer Township Route 33 Boat Launch D&L Trail Head 

For Celebrate Pennsylvania Trails Month, we’ll meet our friends from the Wildlands Conservancy in Palmer and drive to Sand Island. From there, we’ll paddle down the Lehigh River Water Trail which parallels. We’ll remove debris along the way back to Palmer with a stop on Freeman’s Island. 

Volunteers must register online with Wildlands Conservancy to participate in this event. Sign up as a volunteer with D&L Trail Tenders to get notified via email when registration opens. 

Saturday, October 1 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

D&L Trail Tenders and Alpha Iota Mu Sigma (AIMS) Kutztown 

Lehigh County (exact location to be determined) 

For our final public event of the year, we’re partnering with AIMS, a multi-cultural men’s mentoring organization of Kutztown University students, alumni, and faculty. Stay tuned for more details! Sign up as a volunteer with D&L Trail Tenders to get notified via email. 

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