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Please join us for the 5th Annual Delaware River Watershed Forum at Skytop Lodge in the Pocono Mountains! This year's Forum will include informative presentations, interactive discussions, and visits to nearby sites that highlight conservation projects and the local environment, as well as workshops for a more practical and in-depth exploration of key topics.

Tuesday, October 17th

The first day will provide an opportunity to learn more about the progress being made in developing the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel and nonprofit partners working in the watershed. Participants will then have an opportunity to go out into the field and learn about some of the conservation work taking place in the region, as well as explore the beautiful natural resources of the Pocono Mountains. Finally, we'll end the day with a dinner reception and music, during which participants can network, reconnect with colleagues, and enjoy the evening with one another.

Wednesday, October 18th

We'll begin the second day with informal breakfast roundtable discussions on hot topics in the basin, followed by two breakout sessions and a series of workshops. In the Second Breakout session, participants will learn about specific case studies in the watershed that can inform the development and implementation of the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program. The Third Breakout Session will give attendees an opportunity to learn about and engage in discussion around specific policy issues affecting the watershed. Finally, participants can end the day by selecting a workshop that best aligns with their professional or organizational needs and interests.

Click here to view a preliminary agenda.

Free organizational counseling sessions hosted by River Network are available throughout the event on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Registration is required and space is limited, so register today to participate in this year's event. Early-bird pricing ends September 15th! 

Additional Information

Logding

Skytop Lodge has 124 hotel rooms on site, as well as cottages and other accommodation options. We have a limited number of rooms reserved for the group rate of $179 (ends September 25), and you can secure this rate by calling the hotel directly at 1-855-345-7759 and letting them know you are attending the "Delaware River Watershed Forum." For more information on Skytop Lodge, visit http://www.skytop.com/.  

Parking

There is free on-site parking at the conference center.

Scholarships

The Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed has a limited number of needs-based, financial assistance opportunities available for the Delaware River Watershed Forum. To be considered for a scholarship, please fill out this application no later than two weeks before the event. Additional consideration will also be given for those able to volunteer during the forum.  If you have any questions, contact Madeline Emde at madeline.emde@njaudubon.org or 609-400-3846.

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