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Leave No Trace Spotlight: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Join Leave No Trace in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, PA – June 27-29, 2024

We hand-select nominated outdoor spaces that need our collective care and attention. By designating them as Spotlights, we’re rallying the local community to step up, join forces with Leave No Trace, and make a meaningful impact that can revitalize and protect these special places where we recreate, enjoy one another’s company, and elevate our health physically, mentally and emotionally. 

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area has been selected as a 2024 Leave No Trace Spotlight. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Team will be at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area June 27-29, collaborating with hosts and partners on a variety of programs including stewardship projects, workshops, and community outreach.

Opportunities to Get Involved:

Thursday, June 27: Introduction to Leave No Trace Skills & Ethics, 1:30 -3:00 pm, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Dingman’s Ferry, PA

Join Leave No Trace for this interactive workshop open to staff, partners, and the public. Learn all about Leave No Trace principles and guidelines and how to minimize our impacts whether hiking, paddling, fishing or enjoying other activities at Delaware Water Gap, all your favorite local parks and natural areas, or in your everyday life. RSVP/Advance sign up is required.

Friday, June 28: Volunteer Stewardship Project, 9:00am – 12:30pm, meet at Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Dingman’s Ferry, PA

Join Leave No Trace, and park rangers for a unique and meaningful volunteer opportunity. This volunteer project involves the removal of an abandoned PVC (plastic) water line within the Camp Hidden Falls section of property. Once the site of a scouting camp, the 1,050-acre Camp Hidden Falls is now a lesser-known part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and—as the name suggests—is the hiding place of multiple waterfalls!

Please join us for this exclusive opportunity to clean up Camp Hidden Falls and be introduced to the principles of Leave No Trace. An optional guided hike will be provided by former Girl Scouts of Camp Hidden Falls, from 1:00pm – 2:00pm. RSVP/Advance sign up is required.

Saturday, June 29: Leave No Trace Pop-up Education & Outreach, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Kittatinny Point Visitor Center, 3 Highway 80 W, Columbia, NJ

Join Leave No Trace and National Park Service staff for engaging and family-friendly outreach and education, meet the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Team, and play quick games and activities to learn more about Leave No Trace and how to protect Delaware Water Gap and all your favorite outdoor spaces.

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