Kittatinny Canoes' river cleanup to be featured on senator's cable show


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  • Volunteers dredged up lots of tires and other junk (Kittatinny Canoes Facebook page)



“It is inspiring to be surrounded by nature-lovers who care so much about the environment that they do not hesitate to get their hands dirty and their feet wet The river has a fighting chance of remaining clean and green thanks to the efforts of caring Commonwealth residents.”
Senator Lisa Baker


— Kittatinny Canoes' two-day river cleanup will be showcased on state Sen. Lisa Baker's (R-20) August cable TV show.

On the 25th anniversary of Kittatinny Canoes’ clean-up of the Delaware River, Baker joined volunteers in canoeing the scenic waterway and removing tires, aluminum cans, and other debris. Her outdoor adventure can be viewed on the “Baker Report,” her monthly cable show.

The clean-up was inspired by Ruth Jones and Ruth’s son Dave, owners of Kittatinny Canoes. Since the first clean-up in 1989, the Joneses and their team have removed and disposed of nearly 9,000 tires, 8,500 aluminum cans, and 450 tons of trash.

“It is inspiring to be surrounded by nature-lovers who care so much about the environment that they do not hesitate to get their hands dirty and their feet wet,” Baker said. “The river has a fighting chance of remaining clean and green thanks to the efforts of caring Commonwealth residents.”

The clean-up in which Baker participated was launched on July 22 from the Dingmans Ferry Bridge.

“Kittatinny Canoes has made a wonderful commitment to community service," Baker said. "Not only do they provide recreational opportunities for people of all ages, but they are protecting our natural resources for future generations."

Baker’s television program airs on Channel 7 of Adams Cable Service; Channel 13 on Blue Ridge Communications; Channel 19 on Scranton’s Electric City TV; and Berwick’s Channel 10 on Metrocast Communications. Check local listings for exact times. The program will also be accessible on her website at senatorbaker.com under the "Media Center" pull down menu.

In this year's recent cleanup, Kittatinny Canoes reports 228 volunteers did two days of cleaning and one day of sorting trash. Sixty-two miles of river and shoreline were covered from Barryville, N.Y., to the Delaware Water Gap in New Jersey.

Recovered were 244 tires, 99 pounds of aluminum cans and 8.92 tons of trash. These amounts were higher than last years figures because numerous periods of high water uncovered more tires.




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