Friends of the Delaware Canal form new Action Team
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.
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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] fodc.org 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
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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.
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