Cleaning Up Franklin Cove in Tullytown

July 14, 2013 3:29 pm0 commentsViews: 139
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xGOAL-Tullytown-3More than 50 volunteers sacrificed a summer weekend on June 22 and 23 to help GOAL (Greenbelt Overhaul Alliance of Levittown) conduct a massive cleanup of Franklin Cove in Tullytown and the nearby banks of the Delaware River.

Franklin Cove hosts a great variety of birds in all seasons and has long been a favorite spot for bird watchers. Blue herons, dark-eyed juncos and cormorants have been sighted there, as well as peregrine falcons and a bald eagle. Over the years, however, high tides had carried much litter ashore from the river; that, combined with illegal dumping, had made the Cove less attractive for visitors.

The GOAL crew cleared discarded debris from a mile and a half of shoreline; most of it was recyclable plastic. Enough plastic bottles and recyclables to fill 30 midsize SUV’s were collected, along with a small mountain of other trash that was deposited in dumpsters loaned by Waste Management.

Photos courtesy of Ed Armstrong and