Celebrate Trails Day with the Quest for the Golden Grabber!

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(Easton, April 09, 2024) Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (DLNHC) is hosting the Quest for the Golden Grabber, a trash collection contest along the D&L Trail, from April 20 through April 28. The contest will serve as a fundraiser for DLNHC’s 165 Fund, with proceeds going towards the development of the D&L Trail and programming. Participation in the contest is free and open to everyone.

To participate in the Quest for the Golden Grabber, individuals must join or host a local cleanup along a section of D&L Trail. Spur sections and D&L Trailheads count as D&L Trail sections for the purpose of this contest. Participants must then submit their results with trash collection amounts and pictures before noon on April 29, 2024. Prizes will be awarded for various levels of collection, including most trash collected, most tires collected, most electronics collected, and the most interesting items (judge’s choice).

For interested individuals wanting to host their own cleanup, please contact TCAssociate@delawareandlehigh.org to get connected with the local trail landowner, find out where to leave trash for pick up, and to get access to clean up tools and trash bags stored at the National Canal Museum in Easton.

Winning groups will be announced Friday May 3, 2024, through delawareandlehigh.org as well as DLNHC social media channels on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. The group that wins the most trash collected category will receive a DLNHC branded “Golden Trash Grabber.”

In addition to the Quest for the Golden Grabber, DLNHC will also be celebrating “Earth Month” throughout the entirety of April and encourages everyone within the five-county Corridor to join in on local events in their communities. April 8 will be the day of a total solar eclipse that will be visible along eastern PA. Earth Day will be celebrated on April 20 with Arbor Day closely following on April 26. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s annual springtime celebration of America’s trails, Celebrate Trails Day, will be on April 27 (DLNHC will be hosting a cleanup at Hugh Moore Park in Easton). Ending the month will be Small Business Week, which kicks off on April 28.

However you decide to celebrate Earth Month, DLNHC encourages you to spread the love on social media by tagging @DelawareandLehigh on Facebook and @DLNHC on Instagram. For more information, or to get involved please contact economicdevelopment@delawareandlehigh.org or call 610-923-3548.

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that preserves the historic pathway that carried coal and iron from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol. Today, the DLNHC connects people to nature, culture, communities, recreation, and our industrial heritage through programs like the National Canal Museum, the D&L Trail, St. Luke’s D&L RaceFest, Get Your Tail on the Trail, and more. For more information, visit delawareandlehigh.org/.


Information provided to TVL by:
Gianna Caruso | Communications Coordinator
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc.
delawareandlehigh.org | canals.org