Friends of the Delaware Canal form new Ac­tion Team

The Advance of Bucks County - - YARDLEY-MORRISVILLE AREA -

NEW HOPE - The Friends of the Delaware Canal are form­ing a new Canal Ac­tion Team and are seek­ing vol­un­teers who want to do some phys­i­cal la­bor to get the Canal back in shape.

The vol­un­teers will help the state park staff deal with the trees knocked downed by Hur­ri­cane Sandy and take on re­pairs that come with a 181-yearold struc­ture.

The plan is to have crews go out on the canal on a reg­u­larly sched­uled ba­sis and clear limbs and brush, cut off saplings that threaten struc­tures, re­move large de­bris, main­tain signs, and take care of small prob­lems be­fore they be­come big ones.

Win­ter is an ex­cel­lent time to work Rn WKH FDnDO, VR WKH fiUVW CDnDO AFWLRn Team work ses­sions are sched­uled for 9 a.m. on Wed­nes­day, Jan. 30, Satur­day, Feb. 2, Wed­nes­day, Feb. 20 and Satur­day, Feb. 23.

The ar­eas where work will be done will be de­ter­mined based upon the lo­ca­tion con­di­tions and avail­abil­ity of vol­un­teers.

Crew mem­bers are asked to dress for heavy out­door work with boots, gloves and eye pro­tec­tion and to bring tools for work­ing with wood – lop­pers, bow saws (no chain saws), come-alongs for haul­ing and any other use­ful equip­ment.

sol­un­teers who are in­ter­ested in be­ing a part of the Canal Ac­tion Team should call 215-862-2021 or e-mail [email protected] and give their con­tact in­for­ma­tion and pre­ferred work lo­ca­tions (North – Eas­ton to Er­winna, Cen­tral – Er­winna to Bow­man’s Hill, South – Bow­man’s Hill to Bris­tol). The Friends will match vol­un­teers to lo­ca­tions and

GHWHUPLnH WKH VSHFL­fiF wRUN GDy VLWHV. sol­un­teers will be con­tacted by e-mail or phone with the pos­si­bil­i­ties.

The new Canal Ac­tion Team can help to get the Delaware Canal back in shape and give mem­bers of the com­mu­nity the op­por­tu­nity to work to­gether to im­prove an in­valu­able his­tor­i­cal, recre­ational and nat­u­ral re­source.

For in­for­ma­tion about this ef­fort and other Friends of the Delaware Canal ac­tiv­i­ties, call 215-862-2021, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.fodc. org.

The Friends of the Delaware Canal LV D nRn-SUR­fiW RUJDnL]DWLRn GHGLFDWHG to the preser­va­tion, main­te­nance and im­prove­ment of the Canal and its sur­round­ings.

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