Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Arts Trail Cleanup Seeks Volunteers

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Many people use the Karl Stirner Arts Trail to run, bike, stroll, walk their dogs, fish, and just generally enjoy a bit of nature along the banks of the Bushkill Creek, and now  that spring has arrived, the City of Easton Planning Department wants to ensure it looks good for the season.

The Second Annual Karl Stirner Arts Trail Spring Cleanup event is set for Saturday, April 20, from 8:30 to 11 a.m., and volunteers are needed to help with the effort to rid the trail of bits of trash that have accumulated over the winter.

The City of Easton will provide garbage bags and gloves for volunteers, who can sign in to the event at the blue bridge off of Bushkill Drive or at the North 13th Street entrance.

Parking for the clean up event is also provided nearby, at the trail's North 13th Street entrance and at 500 Bushkill Street (near Safe Harbor).

Advice for volunteers from last year's cleanup includes wearing long sleeves and long pants, wearing work or garden gloves, and bringing a filled water bottle.

In case of rain, the cleanup will be postponed until the next day, on Sunday, April 21, from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Those not available on April 20 who would still like to contribute to the trail cleanup effort are welcome to bring their own garbage bag and collect trash any time. Bags can be left in any of the trail's garbage cans or carried out.

If trash cans along the trail are full, the planning department asks that people let them know at 610-250-6721.

The first of several events for the season along the trail is set for Tuesday, April 23 at 2 p.m., when the dedication of "Grace Gate" by artist Willie Cole will take place. The public is invited.

To directly view or download the clean up event flyer, with a map for volunteers, click here.

For more information about the trail and future events planned for the Karl Stirner Arts Trail, call the phone number above or visit the Friends of the Karl Stirner Arts Trail Facebook page.

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