For over 15 years, residents of TWC have volunteered to help the Friends Of the Delaware Canal (FODC)
in removing trash and debris from the tow path. Our group's towpath section is between Mt. Eyre Rd. to
the south and Stoney Run Aqueduct (Rt. 32, to the north) a distance of about 4.2 miles. This distance is
typically divided among fourteams.Volunteers are driven to the more distant sections or can just walk from
the meeting place to their assigned canal area and then back to theWC Park main entrance.The time spent
on tow path clean-up is less than two hours.
This years Canal clean-up will be held on Saturday, April 9th at 9am.
The meeting place will be at the Washington Crossing Park parking lot, RT 532 & General Stark
Road, immediately across the 532 bridge on the left. Gloves, trash bags and further information will be
provided to participants. We suggest wearing layers of clothing and rubber soled shoes. If the weather is
questionable, you will be notified by 8 AM of that morning via email if the event will be postponed. The rain
date would be the following Saturday, April 16th, same time and place.
For a full description of the Canal Clean-Up Day and other volunteer activities planned to “freshen up” the
Canal during 2022, go to the Friends of the Delaware Canal website: www.fodc.org. If you are not yet a
FODC member, I’d encourage you to consider joining as 90% of your membership contribution will be
reinvested in preserving and improving a historic park resource less than a half mile from Traditions.
Traditions resident Gordon Heisler is the local FODC “Canal Tender” for this section and will be the event
leader. Contact Gordon to volunteer your time or obtain additional informatio