Litter cleanups planned this spring, summer in the Poconos
Spring is here, and with it come a variety of opportunities to get outside and remove litter from the Pocono landscape.
Towpath cleanup with The Lackawaxen River Conservancy
Meet at Mt. Moriah Cemetery off Towpath Road in Lackawaxen Township at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, to help clean up the towpath. Lunch will follow at the Rowland Cafe.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend and visit lackawaxenriver.org for more information.
Pick Up the Poconos
Volunteer for this biannual cleanup across the Poconos from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. Afterward, head to the Earth Day Celebration at Pocono Organics (1015 Long Pond Road, Blakeslee).
Sign up at poconomountains.com/pick-up-the-poconos by 5 p.m. Monday, April 10.
The fall cleanup will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23.
On Facebook: facebook.com/events/213697657839083.
Clean up the Lehigh River in Jim Thorpe
Meet in Josiah White Park (1 Susquehanna St., Jim Thorpe) at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 22. A free lunch follows.
On Facebook: facebook.com/events/574519521377409.
While you're at it, enter a contest
The Pennsylvania Resources Council is holding its annual Lens on Litter Photo Contest. Entrants can win up to $500.
"Entries are judged on the criteria of anti-litter message, originality, photographic technique, quality of photo, originality of title and severity of the litter," the PRC says.
"Extra judging points are awarded to those who conduct a clean-up of the pictured area and submit photographic proof of their efforts—think Earth Day!" the PRC adds.
Go to prc.org/programs/projects/lens-litter for more information.
This summer: Join Kittatinny to clean up the Delaware River
Later this year, Kittatinny Canoes will hold its annual "On and Under" cleanup of the Delaware River on July 17 and 18.
"Volunteers will paddle 8- to 10-mile sections of the river picking up trash from the shorelines, islands, and the river bottom along the way. Kittatinny Canoes provides breakfast, canoes, life jackets, trash bags, dinner and transportation. Volunteers should bring lunch, snacks, plenty of drinking water, sunscreen, work gloves, and a hat and wear sturdy shoes that can get wet," Kittatinny says.
Participants have the option to reserve a campsite for free. Sign up at kittatinny.com/river-clean-up.
Ruth Jones: She grew up on the Delaware River. At 88, she's still committed to its annual cleanup.
This article originally appeared on Pocono Record: Pick Up the Poconos, Delaware River cleanup, more events set for 2023