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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • High school students sought for cleanup

  • The fifth annual high school Paddle and River Clean Up will take place on June 8.
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  •  — The fifth annual high school Paddle and River Clean Up will take place on June 8.
    Students can earn eight community service hours for graduation while experiencing the beauty of the river and learning about the watershed, wildlife and recreation.
    This year’s clean up trip is open to all area high school students but is limited to the first 20 who register. Registration is required.
    This is your chance to help keep the public lands safe and beautiful.
    Each year volunteers remove a tremendous amount of litter and waste from the floor and banks of the river. This year, volunteers will be skimming both the Pennsylvania and New York shorelines for litter and whenever safely possible removing trash from the river bottom.
    Volunteers are asked to meet at the Zane Grey Museum in Lackawaxen at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 8.
    The National Park Service will provide the vehicle shuttle, canoes, lifejackets and paddles. The event will happen rain or shine.
    Volunteers should expect to get wet, so be prepared with the appropriate gear including extra clothing, proper footwear, a lunch, plenty of water, a hat, sun screen, dry-bag, etc.
    For more information or to sign up for this summer’s Paddle and River Clean Up, call Park Ranger Brandon Diefenbach by Thursday, June 6 at 570-685-4871.

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