Hawley, PA and Bethel, NY—National Volunteer Week, celebrated April 10 – 16, is a time to inspire, recognize and encourage people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.
Whether you like to work with people or work with your hands, there are plenty of local volunteer opportunities in the Pocono and Catskill regions near the Upper Delaware River. Often, no special skills are needed to be a volunteer, just a willingness to commit a bit of time and take some directions, and your contributions will be greatly appreciated.
One local online resource, Clear Choices, Clean Water: My Delaware River, offers information about how you can become involved as a volunteer in your community by helping to keep our lakes, streams and rivers clean for drinking and recreation.
Plus, you can take a free and easy pledge on the website, which adds your efforts those of other volunteers in our region, and maps out the cumulative positive impacts you and your neighbors are making.
Pledges can be made for activities that you are already doing, or for new efforts you intend to begin. Simply click on Make a Difference, TAKE A PLEDGE within the Volunteer Service section and follow the prompts from there.
About Clear Choices Clean Water
“Clear Choices, Clean Water: My Delaware River” is a cooperative effort among the Delaware Highlands Conservancy; The Nature Conservancy; Wildlands Conservancy; Pocono Heritage Land Trust; Brodhead Watershed Association; and Pocono Environmental Education Center. It is supported by funding from the William Penn Foundation and by the Community Conservation Partnerships Program Environmental Stewardship Fund under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation administered through the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Pocono Forest & Waters Conservation Landscape Conservation Assistance Program.
About Delaware Highlands Conservancy
The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is an accredited land trust dedicated to conserving the natural heritage and quality of life in the Upper Delaware River region in partnership with the region’s landowners and communities. The Conservancy helps to protect lands and waters, eagles and eagle habitat, sustainable local economies, and quality of life. Visit www.DelawareHighlands.org for more information.