LHVA Trail Cleanup Saturday Morning

Members of the Library Green Team will be participating in an LHVA Heritage Trail Cleanup on Saturday, May 3rd at 10am at the Elm St. Trailhead in South Side. If you’re interested in attending, we’ll be meeting on the Linden St. circle at 9:50am or you can meet us at the trailhead. We hope many of you are able to join us!

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.

Green Team River Walk

The Central Railroad of New Jersey terminal on Lackawanna Avenue

Saturday morning members of the Weinberg’s Green Team attended a walk and orientation along the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority’s Heritage Trail, starting at the River Walk section off of Olive Street. The weather was perfect–sunny but cool. We learned about the construction of the trail and the history of the city and what previously stood on spots along the river. Our guide, Ashlyn Gomez, director of community engagement at LHVA, showed pictures of specific landmarks and bridges, and also pointed out trees and plants along the walk. One highlight was the view of the train terminal on Lackawanna Ave.

We traveled further along the trail, into South Side, behind the sports complex and shopping center.  The walk provided an interesting perspective on the city, one that we don’t often get to see but should take full advantage of.  It was nice to encounter others running and walking their dogs.  Bikers are also welcome on the trail, but motorized vehicles are not.

A writer from the Scranton Times joined us as well!  You can check out their write up and some pictures from yesterday’s paper.

The Green Team looks forward to utilizing the trail and sharing it with others as well.  I think we are all enthused by the prospects that the day provided.