The cleanup continues.
resident David Carr recently provided an update on the progress of the , offering up a picture of trash removal along the bike path by the Lehigh River and instructions on sprucing up Fairview Park.
Since May, Carr has been charged with cleaning up the township bike path in a beautification project aimed at removing litter, clearing dead tree limbs and trimming overgrown bushes and plants.
This past week, Carr said he scouted the area from Riverside Park to 4th street in Easton on a bike ride along the Lehigh River.
The results collected were 57 aluminum cans and one glass bottle.
He also provided a plan for those who have or will volunteer to help beautify the bike path hill by .
Those instructions (in Carr's words) include:
* Dig out/pull weeds on the north slope of the bike path from Morello Funeral Home to the empty lot west of New Creation United Church of Christ. Rake the area to make it ready for Step Two.
* The Palmer authorities have promised to place leaf compost on this same area. This will be done sometime before December. In an ideal world I hope one plus feet of compressed compost will end up on all of the area. Volunteers will fine-rake the compost into place.
* I am donating a lot of daffodil bulbs from my property. These will be planted in the compost at the depth of 2 to 3 inches. This will be done before the ground freezes for the winter.
* April 2012 -- hostas, daylilies, Russian iris, exotic ferns and more will be dug up and divided at my property and transplanted into the compost along the bike path. Elephant Ear, canna, and calla bulbs will be planted in the days around May 15. They are growing on my property now, but must be kept in a cool basement over the winter. Hopefully people will donate other plants to our project.
* Adopt a Plant. When the plants listed above get established they rarely needed watering. However, it is hoped that people will consider watering plants that may struggle if drought conditions occur in the summer of 2012.
* The section along Bar-Don Bowling Lanes will be landscaped and planted in grass by Palmer Township.
"People have different schedules. As a result a work day to do Step One is not going to be scheduled. If all the people who have volunteered so far donate two hours, Step One will be completed. Look at your calendar. Find some time when you can help and Just Do It," he said.
Anyone with questions should call Carr at 610-252-6832 or cell at 610-704-5868