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Get To Know Your Watershed | New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware
July 8, 2019



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BLOG: Five Years Strong - Delaware’s Water Warriors Continue to Rally for Clean Water
Over 150 Delawareans gathered to rally for House Bill 200, the Clean Water for Delaware Act, which would dedicate funding for clean water and flood resiliency projects. Learn whats being done to protect water in Delaware in this blog written by the Delaware Nature Society.

BLOG: Funding Falls Over $1 Million Short for the DRBC in NY, NJ, and PA State Budgets
The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) is charged with overseeing water quality and quantity of the Delaware River Basin, which over 13 million people rely on for clean drinking water. Collectively, the states’ funding shortfall for fiscal year 2020 totals $1,142,500, which impacts the Commission’s ability to hire staff, conduct monitoring, and advance vital research that provides the scientific basis for water quality protections and flow management.

Sullivan County Audubon Society
Sullivan Audubon Society received a grant in June via the National Audubon Society to aid in the organization's efforts to keep the Upper Delaware River clean. Sullivan County is the largest territory in the watershed in New York State and was chosen to receive funds to bring to the forefront the need to protect the Delaware.

Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association
Where does your drinking water come from? If you live in Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, it might be Wissahickon Creek, part of the Delaware River Watershed. The creek, which runs for 23 miles, has an unassuming start in a spring under the parking lot of Montgomery Mall and meanders through 12 municipalities before it empties into the Schuylkill River.

New Jersey League of Conservation Voters
NJLCV released a statement about the state's Stormwater Utility Bill, signed into law by Governor Murphy earlier this year. The law gives communities the authority to better defend themselves against damaging flooding an hazardous us polluted stormwater runoff like the pollution that caused Lake Hopatcong’s closure. Lake Hopatcong in NW New Jersey is the state's largest lake and part of the Delaware River Watershed.

Upcoming Events

The #DelRiverWatershed has no shortage of water-focused events!
 
7/9: DRBC Regulated Flow Advisory Committee Meeting, West Trenton, NJ
7/10: Public Meeting on New Upper Delaware River Policies, Hancock, NY
7/11: Farmer for a Day Adult Summer Camp, Asbury (Warren County), NJ
7/11: Cocktail at the Creek, New Hope, PA
7/11: Sierra Club Water Defenders Meeting, Bethlehem, PA

7/13: Huck Finn for a Day Adult Summer Camp, Asbury (Warren County), NJ
7/14: Discover the Underwater World of Cherry Creek, Stroudsburg, PA
7/18: 3rd Annual Pinelands Summer Short Course, Hammonton, NJ
7/20: 'Where the Wild Things Are' Adult Summer Camp, Asbury (Warren County), NJ
7/20: Tour of Cherry Valley Bog Turtle Habitat, Stroudsburg, PA

7/23: Ditching Disposables Forum, Lambertville, NJ
7/24: Managing Invasive Plant Species Workshop, Allentown, PA
7/25: Bayshore Biology Teacher Training: From the Land to the Sea, Salem, NJ
7/25: Micro Brews and Macros, Wilmington, DE

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