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Donations support Upper Delaware litter sweep


Team Lackawaxen proudly displayed the Upper Delaware Litter Sweep t-shirts they earned while collecting 1,300 lbs. of roadside trash during a four-hour pick-up along three miles of Masthope Plank Road in Lackawaxen Township, PA on the first day of the April 17-25 event coordinated by the Upper Delaware Council. The intrepid team included: Jeff “JT” Thompson, Ellen O’connor, Eileen Ahearn, Brenna O’connor, Jeffrey Shook, Dennis Ahearn, Jackie Decatur, Heather Clark, Lynn Mills. Contributed.

NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) expresses appreciation to the eight businesses, individuals, and the non-profit organization whose donations subsidized the purchase of unifying team t-shirts for the April 17-25 Upper Delaware Litter Sweep.


Thanks to the generosity of these contributors, the UDC was able to order 250 dynamically graphic t-shirts in “safety green” shade printed by Platform Industries Custom Screen Printing of Honesdale, PA to help with visibility of the clean-up volunteers and to commemorate their experience.


The shirts feature original eagle artwork designed by Dan Nelson of Happy Tattoo in Honesdale, PA emblazoned on the back, with the UDC’s Land-Water-People partnership logo on the front corner.

Donations to cover the $1,750 expense were provided by:

  • Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, Inc., the 501(c)3 organization whose volunteer committee oversees the promotion, enhancement, and safety of New York State Route 97 from Hancock to Port Jervis;

  • Jeff Bank, chartered in 1913 with 12 branches available throughout Sullivan County and in Port Jervis;

  • Wayne Bank, founded in 1871 with 31 community offices operating in northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New York;

  • Cochecton Fire Station, the community bar & restaurant run by proprietors Ezekial Miller and Josiah Early at 1 Depot Road in Cochecton, NY;

  • Andrew Boyar, Town of Highland UDC Alternate Representative;

  • Patricia Jeffer, Shohola Township UDC Alternate Representative;

  • Alan Henry, Berlin Township UDC Representative; and

  • Aaron Robinson, Shohola Township UDC Representative.

The UDC’s Upper Delaware Litter Sweep was the first event to coordinate land-based trash cleanups in all 15 municipalities within the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River watershed in NY and PA surrounding Earth Day 2021 on April 22.


To see more photos and coverage, visit www.upperdelawarecouncil.org, follow the UDC at www.facebook.com/UpperDelawareCouncil, or Instagram @upperdelawarecouncil.

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