Welcome to Episode 53 of No Rain Date, your weekly local news podcast featuring exclusive interviews with people making a difference in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.
On this week’s episode we’re pleased to welcome Kathleen Ward, Conservation Coordinator, and Kelly Federico, Gifts & Development Manager for the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. Comprising the Lehigh Valley and two other regions, the 165-mile corridor preserves the legacy of the canal route that existed between Wilkes-Barre and Bristol in the mid-19th century. Built to move anthracite coal from the Poconos to the commercial centers of the East Coast, in its brief heyday the canal network helped ignite the Industrial Revolution in Pennsylvania. Our guests explain how the canals are today powering an economic revolution in the towns along them, where businesses are partnering with the D&L to meet the needs of a burgeoning ecotourism sector. We also learn about how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the corridor, and how its attractions are in the process of safely reopening. Our interview begins at 23:51. As always, Josh has a roundup of the latest headlines from the Saucon Valley and beyond.
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