Trail Cleanup on National Public Lands Day

On Sautrday, September 28, the Library Green Team will be participating in National Public Lands Day by helping clean a portion of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. We’ll be meeting at the Elm St. Trailhead in South Scranton at 10am. Here is more info from the LHVA:

The Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area (LHVA) will celebrate National Public Lands Day with a clean-up event on the Scranton section of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail on Saturday, September 28, 2013. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. Volunteers are asked to gather at the Elm Street Trailhead by the South Side Shopping Center in South Scranton. Free parking is available. Map to Trailhead

The clean-up effort will focus on water-treating the new fence and cleaning along the trail as well as removing debris from the Lackawanna River. The public, including trail users, students, and service organization members, are invited to volunteer for the event. LHV will provide free gloves, garbage bags, tools, and water for all volunteers.

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in the United States. Lackawanna Heritage Valley applauds the National Public Lands Day’s mission to preserve and protect America’s natural heritage by participating in this annual day of caring for public lands. National Public Lands Day in the US began in 1994 with three sites and 700 volunteers. Lackawanna Heritage Valley has participated in the event for the past five years.

Trail Clean-up

The Weinberg’s Green Team participated in a trail clean-up Saturday morning along their adopted section of the LHVA Heritage Trail. The team worked for two hours and made it through half the trail.  In that short amount of time, they succeeded in filling 9 bags of garbage, several bags of recycling, a pile of metal, and a tire! Their adopted section is the CNJ portion and runs from 7th Avenue, along the South Side Sports Complex, to Elm St. The team will be planning more clean-ups in the future. Visit our Flickr page for more pictures from Saturday!