On the 25th anniversary of Kittatinny Canoes’ clean-up of the Delaware River, Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20) 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,” on the senator’s website.
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 from the Dingmans Ferry Bridge in Pike County.
“Kittatinny Canoes has made a wonderful commitment to community service. Not only do they provide recreational opportunities for people of all ages, but they are protecting our natural resources for future generations,” Baker said.
The program is accessible on her website at www.senatorbaker.com under the “Media Center” pull down menu.