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March 21, 2019
Photo credit: Rich S. via Delaware River Means
CDRW Member Updates
BLOG: President’s 2020 Budget Proposal Lacks Delaware River Investment
Delaware River Watershed waterways provide drinking water, recreation, wildlife habitat, and economic stimulus for NY, NJ, DE, and PA - but the President’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget proposal lacks Delaware River investment. Read more in CDRW's latest blog.
BLOG: The Delaware River Means Grand Finale - How Can You Stay Involved?
The year-long Delaware River Means contest spearheaded by Appalachian Mountain Club garnered hundreds of photo entries and brought people together to share their love of the Delaware River. Grand prize winner Sue Stevens says: “That’s what the Delaware River means to me - getting out in nature and seeing wildlife." Find out what's next in this CDRW blog.
NJ Conservation Foundation
Thanks to several partners, including New Jersey Conservation Foundation, East Camden residents now have a new greenspace to visit: Gateway Park! The park's location along the Cooper River increases public access to this Delaware River tributary so that the community can enjoy the water.
Brewers in the Delaware River Watershed directly depend on the river and it's tributaries for the success of their beer and for their livelihood. That's why National Audubon Society and Flying Fish Brewing Company have come together as part of the #BrewersforBirds campaign! National Audubon also recently defended the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program in a press release about the President's proposed 2020 budget.
NJ League of Conservation Voters
New Jersey's Governor Murphy signed the Flood Defense Act earlier this week. This important legislation enables communities to get a handle on stormwater flooding, which spreads contaminants into waterways and the environment. Learn more from New Jersey League of Conservation Voters in their press release.
French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust
French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust preserved a 10.4-acre family farm in Chester County, PA this March. This easement will protect and purify the Buckwalter Run stream corridor, which is a Schuylkill River tributary and part of the Delaware River Watershed.
Musconetcong Watershed Association
MWA recently shared a video from Riverine Ranch in North Jersey, which produces water buffalo milk, yogurt, and ice cream with the river in mind. 🧀 The video explains the role farmers play in protecting clean water by becoming certified River-Friendly.
Trout Unlimited has created a Story Map to increase awareness about what's on the line in Pennsylvania if revisions to the Clean Water Act are approved. The revisions would remove protections for 18% of our nation’s streams and 51% of wetlands - which are critical for wildlife habitat, mitigating flooding, and pollution control! The comment period on a weakened Clean Water Act is open until April 15th and you can submit your comment online here.
Grab a friend and head over to these #DelRiverWatershed events!
3/22: Human and Climate Series: Future of Water in the Mid-Atlantic, Avondale, PA
3/23: World Water Day Festival, Pennington, NJ
3/28: Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic Management Council Meeting, Upper Black Eddy, PA
3/28: Brandywine Dam Removal Tour, Wilmington, DE
3/30: Annual Red Clay Valley Clean Up, Kennett Square, PA
3/30: Annual Red Clay Valley Clean Up, Hockessin, DE
3/30: Northwest NJ Rivers Conference, Hackettstown, NJ
4/2: Stewardship Series: Bird Migration, Chadds Ford, PA
4/4-4/6: Mid-Atlantic Greenways and Trails Summit, Philadelphia, PA
4/6: Christina River Cleanup, Christina River Basin, DE & PA
4/6-4/14: South Jersey Scrub, Cumberland & Salem County, NJ
4/9: Regulated Flow Advisory Committee Public Meeting, West Trenton, NJ
4/13: Petty's Island Shoreline Cleanup, Pennsauken, PA
4/13: Horseshoe Crab Survey Volunteer Training, Slaughter Beach, DE
4/17: Sturgeon: Its History & Impact on the Delaware Valley, Lambertville, NJ
4/26: 12th Annual One Bug, Hancock, NY
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