The National Park Service, Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is looking for eager outdoor enthusiasts to help prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species at Upper Delaware River boat launches and access points on weekends throughout the summer visitor season, from June 8 through September 2, 2019.
Newly trained Watershed Stewards stationed along the Upper Delaware will spread the word about transport of invasive species by fishing tackle, footwear, and boat trailers, conducting visual inspections of boats and equipment and interviewing water body users.
Volunteers must attend a free training session on Friday June 7 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Environmental Learning Center located on Lake Wallenpaupack – 126 PPL Drive in Hawley PA. The required training provides hands-on training about aquatic invasive species and trains volunteers to talk to river users and conduct boat inspections.
Lunch will be provided courtesy of the Catskills Center.
Volunteers are needed for morning and afternoon shifts on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. All volunteers will be signed up as official National Park Service V.I.Ps and will receive a shirt and ball-cap to wear when on duty. For more information, or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact Watershed Steward Volunteer Coordinator Jessica Newbern at (570) 729-7842 ext. 3301. Please RSVP for the June 7th training by June 6th.