PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Kayakers from across the region are taking part in the eight-day Delaware River sojourn, running all the way from New York down to the Bucks County area.

Dozens of folks equipped with camping gear and a love of the outdoors are taking part in the organized float trip down the Delaware River.

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Kate O’Hara of the Delaware River Sojourn organization says the event is aimed at raising public awareness about the need to preserve the natural resource the Delaware represents as a drinking-water supply for millions of people and a recreational resource that deserves respect.

O’Hara says this year’s trek is focusing on one mode of transportation.

“This trip actually this year is mainly kayak only. So we are renting out tandem kayaks or single kayaks and that also includes your PFD, your life jacket or your Personal Floatation Device as well as your paddle, so you really can kind of just join and everything will be provided for you,” said O’Hara.

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She says young and old, with or without experience, are still invited to join the trek, even for a day, as it approaches the shores of Bucks County.

O’Hara says the best resource for information is at DelawareRiverSojourn.org.

Reported by Mark Abrams, KYW Newsradio

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