|Your Bi-Weekly Newsletter for Everything Delaware River in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware | September 4, 2018
Beth A. captured this photo of her young one enjoying the Delaware River Watershed.
Photo credit: Delaware River Means
CDRW Member Updates
BLOG: 50th Anniversary Wild & Scenic Rivers Film Festival Comes to New Jersey
Did you know that the Delaware River Watershed includes over 400 miles of National Wild & Scenic Rivers? The Musconcetcong Watershed Association is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National Wild & Scenic Rivers Act on Sept. 9th in Hackettstown, NJ with a free film festival featuring river, habitat, and conservation themes.
BLOG: No Room for Mistakes on New York’s Upper Delaware River
As Trout Unlimited and Friends of the Upper Delaware River explain in this blog, NY's Governor Cuomo can demonstrate his support #4theDelaware by responding to the call for the governors of the Delaware River states to coordinate on the protection and support of the river.
NJ League of Conservation Voters, Conservation Voters of PA, and Appalachian Mountain Club
The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is a public parks program that’s created so many of the national parks, wildlife refuges, and campgrounds that we all love, yet it's set to expire at the end of September. If it’s not extended by Congress, some of the Delaware River Watershed's outdoor spaces might not be protected and may be lost forever. To find out what you can do to raise your voice, join in on Wednesday, September 12th at 12 p.m. to this 45-minute webinar.
The first cut on the main wall of the Columbia Dam on the Paulins Kill in Northern NJ took place this month thanks to a successful collaboration between American Rivers, the Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife Service, and Princeton Hydro.
The New Jersey Conservation Foundation
In Cumberland County, NJ, 600 acres along the Menantico Creek in the Delaware River Watershed will be permanently preserved thanks to the New Jersey Conservation Foundation. This includes part of the federally designated Wild & Scenic Maurice River that flows into the Delaware Bay.
PennFuture writes about the Clean Water Rule being revived after a South Carolina court threw out an attempt to delay the rule's effective date. This resulted in the Clean Water Rule's reestablishment in Pennsylvania and 25 other states, increasing protection of headwater streams and wetlands.
River Days & Coast Day
The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary will hold their annual Coast Day festival on September 15 in Philadelphia and Camden, which is a fun and free family event. The event is being held in collaboration with the Alliance for Watershed Education's River Days, which is a month-long series of events that provides educational and recreational opportunities. Together, Coast Day and River Days will create a coast-to-coast celebration of the Delaware River.
Spend time with friends and family in the #DelRiverWatershed at these upcoming events!
9/8: Devil's Pool Clean-Up, Philadelphia, PA
9/8: Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse Tour, Lewes, DE
9/9: Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Hackettstown, NJ
9/13: DRBC Business Meeting, Trenton, NJ
9/14: Citizen Science Symposium: Gathering Data, Increasing Engagement, Pennington, NJ
9/14: Chester County Municipal Stormwater Summit, Coatesville, PA
9/15: Delaware Coastal Clean-Up, New Castle/Kent/Sussex Counties, DE
9/15: Delaware River Festival, Philadelphia, PA & Camden, NJ
9/15: Firefly Picnic, Swan Lake, NY
9/19: Scenic Wild Delaware River Geotourism Workshop, Blairstown, NJ
9/25-9/26: 6th Annual Delaware River Watershed Forum, Cape May, NJ
Add your Delaware River Watershed event to our calendar by filling out this form.