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Get To Know Your Watershed | New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware
May 9, 2019



Coalition member Partnership for the Delaware Estuary uses recycled oyster shells to create habitat for baby oysters that will filter and clean water in the Delaware River's estuary.
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New Jersey Audubon
New Jersey Audubon has received a Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund grant to restore a degraded wetland, improve water quality, enhance wildlife habitat and specifically to support the recovery of the American Black Duck. As part of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative, NJ Audubon has partnered with Hudson Farm and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, to restore a 30-acre degraded wetland and floodplain in Warren County, NJ.

Friends of the Upper Delaware River
In late April, Friends of the Upper Delaware sent a press release about state and federal support of the Upper Delaware in NY and PA. Included in this support is new Delaware River Watershed Conservation funds, a 3-year NY/PA Joint Fisheries Plan, and improvements to the Flexible Flow Management Program. Friends of the Upper Delaware River's Executive Director, Jeff Skelding, was also featured in the Scenic, Wild Delaware River's "The River Unites Us" column.

Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership
In a new documentary by Chris Baker Evens, Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership explains how Tacony Creek Park in Northeast Philadelphia acts as a source of nature, relaxation, and exercise for the community. The organization's Executive Director, Julie Slavet, also discusses their work across urban/suburban boundaries to educate and engage residents, and how they leverage collaborations like the Delaware River Watershed Initiative to better steward their corner of Greater Philadelphia in this Pennsylvania Environmental Council podcast.

Delaware Highlands Conservancy
On Earth Day 2019, Delaware Highlands Conservancy and allied organizations planted 500 tree saplings in the Upper Delaware region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Restoring riverbank trees, which were cut and removed over the years, is an important step toward improved water quality and better fish and wildlife habitat. Delaware Highlands Conservancy has also just announced their second annual juried photo contest for the Upper Delaware River region, open to professional and amateur photographers until August 31st. 

Wildlands Conservancy
The Wildlands Conservancy recently announced they've acquired an additional 35-acre parcel of land situated in Tobyhanna Township, Monroe County, PA, that has extended the Thomas Darling Pocono Preserve to over 1,400 acres. These additional acres protect the precious forests and glacial wetlands that support critical habitat and clean, healthy water throughout the Lehigh River region, a major tributary of the Delaware River.
Upcoming Events

Take a look at these upcoming events throughout the #DelRiverWatershed! 
 
5/11: Native Plants Walk & Photography Workshop, Milford, PA
5/11: Birding for Kids with Daryl and Jackie Speicher, Stroudsburg, PA
5/14: DRBC Water Quality Advisory Committee Public Meeting, West Trenton, NJ
5/14: Green Infrastructure Municipal Workshop, Evesham, NJ

5/15: Green Infrastructure & Environmental Justice, Webinar
5/15: Delaware River Basin Commission Public Hearing, West Trenton, NJ
5/15: TTF Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony and Reception, Philadelphia, PA
5/15 - 5/17: Blackwater Branch Tree Planting, Vineland, NJ
5/16: Rain Barrel Make & Take, Bridgeton, NJ

5/16 - 5/18: 2019 Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference, Monroe County, PA
5/18: A Walk in the Woods that Work for Warblers, Dingmans Ferry, PA
5/19: Streambank Restoration at Camel's Hump Farm, Bethlehem, PA

5/23: Excellence in Green Stormwater Infrastructure Awards, Philadelphia, PA
5/23 - 5/27: Memorial Day Weekend in the Delaware Water Gap, Dingmans Ferry, PA

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