Delaware • New Jersey • Pennsylvania
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For Immediate Release
June 25, 2008
(WEST TRENTON, N.J.) -- N.J. State Senator Leonard Lance (District 23), Hunterdon County (N.J.) Freeholder and Frenchtown Mayor Ron Sworen, and Hunterdon County Freeholder Matt Holt, along with representatives from the offices of U.S. Congressmen Rush Holt (N.J.-12) and Pa. State Senator Charles McIlhinney, Jr. (District 10), will join National Park Service Manager of the Partnership National Wild and Scenic Rivers System Charles Barscz, Jr. and members of the Wild and Scenic Lower Delaware River Management Committee at an event to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Program. In addition, representatives from several local organizations and agencies, all of whom were influential in getting certain sections of the Delaware River designated wild and scenic, will be on hand to say a few words about this important national program and what it means to the Delaware River and its watershed.
WHEN? Friday, June 27, 2008; 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
WHERE? Giving Pond Recreation Area – Delaware Canal State Park
1136 River Road
Upper Black Eddy, Pa.
DIRECTIONS: The Giving Pond Recreation Area is on River Rd. (PA Rte. 32) between the Frenchtown, N.J./Uhlerstown, Pa. and the Milford, N.J./Upper Black Eddy, Pa. river bridges. Due to ongoing construction on River Rd./Rte. 32, it is advisable to travel through New Jersey via Rte. 29. Take the Frenchtown, N.J./Uhlerstown, Pa. Bridge, turn right onto River Rd., and go 0.9 mi; the Giving Pond parking lot will be on your left. Or, take the Milford, N.J./Upper Black Eddy, Pa. Bridge, turn left onto River Rd., and go 2.4 mi; the Giving Pond parking lot will be on your right.
VISUALS: In addition to the speakers, there will be the opportunity to photograph/videotape 2008 Delaware River Sojourn participants launch from the Giving Pond Access to begin their Day 6 paddle to Point Pleasant, Pa.***
Contact: Kate O'Hara, 609-883-9500 ext. 205