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Pennsylvania Governor Kayaks Through Park

Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River

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Governor Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania visited the park on August 23rd and kayaked from the Narrowsburg access to the Lackawaxen access, a distance of 13 miles. Approximately 100 demonstrators, spread out at a various locations along the river, protested against Marcellus shale formation gas exploration and development. Several demonstrators also followed the governor down the river in canoes and kayaks. Another, smaller group protested in support of gas exploration and development. Approximately 50 demonstrators gathered at the Lackawaxen access. There were no incidents during the governor's visit and the governor concluded his visit with a tour of the Zane Grey Museum in Lackawaxen. National Park Service protection rangers worked closely with Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission officers and Pennsylvania State Police and New York State Police troopers to ensure the safety of all involved.



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