We're celebrating our 28th annual river clean-up! Come out and join us!
Kittatinny Canoes' annual river clean-up is a major success each year, in large part to our faithful volunteers who come back year after year. Hundreds of volunteers give their time to help preserve and protect the ecology of the river and its inhabitants. Kittatinny, in return for their time and loyalty, provides complimentary canoes, campsites, breakfast, and a barbecue dinner to all of the volunteers.
The volunteers are organized according to skill, some just picking up trash and debris along the banks and where the water is shallow; others are divers and snorkelers who concentrate on the deeper sections of the river. As a team, they are unstoppable!
Kittatinny Canoes spends over $30,000 a year to sponsor a river cleanup every July. Organizer Ruth Jones states that the river has been her playmate since her earliest memory and still is today. She strongly believes you can’t keep taking away from a resource without giving something back. The river has provided a wonderful life for her parents, herself and her family.
The Jones family continues to preserve its beauty by keeping it clean and pure for future paddlers. Don’t be surprised if on a hot summer day, you see Ruth (The Queen of the Delaware, now in her 80's) paddling down the river, keeping a watchful eye on the Delaware, the wildlife that inhabits it and the beautiful flowers that grow on its banks.