Become a Canal Tender

The Friends have reinstituted the Canal Tenders volunteer program. Similar to PennDOT’s Adopt-a-Highway program, Canal Tender volunteers watch over and care for sections of the Delaware Canal from Easton to Bristol. A Canal Tender chooses where he/she would like to work and how long a stretch he/she will cover. (Many past and present volunteers took on the sections that they already walked on a regular basis.)

Canal Tenders collect trash, take on other maintenance tasks if they so choose, and are responsible for notifying the Friends and/or the State Park staff of problems, such as fallen trees, erosion, and bank breaks. The volunteers are asked to submit a short report at least twice a year about conditions along their section.

To learn more about the Canal Tenders program, click on the following documents:

Canal Tender Guidelines

Canal Tender Report Form

Please consider becoming a Tender. The Canal will be a better place because of your efforts.