Upper Delaware Council grateful for clean-up sponsors

| 19 Apr 2022 | 10:44

The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) is grateful for the 36 sponsors who are fiscally investing a collective $6,000 in a cleaner environment by making the 2nd Annual Upper Delaware Litter Sweep a reality.

As Litter Leaders organize clean-ups between April 22-30 in each of the 15 New York towns and Pennsylvania townships surrounding the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, there is still time to physically volunteer.

Those willing to help should provide their names and desired locations to UDC Secretary Ashley Hall-Bagdonas at 845-252-3022 or ashley@upperdelawarecouncil.org. In return, Litter Sweep participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt, supplies, and disposal instructions.

The safety-colored shirt with the Litter Sweep eagle logo created from original artwork by Happy Tattoo proprietor Dan Nelson will celebrate the following sponsors who contributed money or services to support this Earth Day-inspired event.

Litter Slayers ($500) – Andy Boyar, 2022 UDC chairperson and Town of Highland representative, in support of TU; Delaware River Solar, based in Callicoon, NY; and the New York State Route 97 Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, Inc.

Litter Avengers ($250) – Callicoon Business Association (by Nicole Vallance, Rosie DeCristofaro, Fred Stabbert, and Tom Freda); Delaware River Basin Commission; Eagle Valley Realty based in Narrowsburg, NY; Greater Barryville Chamber of Commerce; Happy Tattoo of Honesdale, PA; Jeff Bank; LIB: Living in Barryville N.Y., Facebook Group; Peter Kolesar of Eldred, NY; River Reporter newspaper; Sweetwater Guide Service (Mike Padua and UDC Town of Tusten alternate Evan Padua); and The Eldred Preserve of Eldred, N.Y.

Litter Enemies ($100-$249) – Al Henry, UDC Berlin Township representative; Bethany Davis of Kennebunkport, ME; Country House Realty based in Grahamsville, NY; Delaware Highlands Conservancy; Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History of Narrowsburg, NY; Fremont NY Democrats; Friends of the Upper Delaware River, Inc. based in Hancock, NY; Gibson McKean, Barryville, NY realtor; Hancock Area Chamber of Commerce; Housefly Fishing of Hawley, PA; Lumberland Fire Department; Nadia Rajsz, Sullivan County legislator and UDC Town of Lumberland representative; Nex Gen Dumpsters and Barryville Car Wash; Ninja Security Systems of Narrowsburg, NY; Patricia Jeffer, UDC Shohola Township alternate; Platform Industries of Honesdale, PA; Pond Eddy United Methodist Church Congregation of Pond Eddy, NY; Sullivan County Democratic Committee; The Delaware Company, Inc.; The Dirt Diva (Adrianne Picciano); Tri-States Naval Ship No. 7241 V.F.W. of Port Jervis, NY; WJFF Radio Catskill; and Anonymous.

For information on the UDC and its activities, visit www.upperdelawarecouncil.org, www.facebook.com/UpperDelawareCouncil, Instagram @upperdelawarecouncil, and Twitter @UpperDelCouncil. Remember to share and tag the UDC in Litter Sweep clean-up photos!