|Get To Know Your Watershed | New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware
October 31, 2018
Cindi C. submitted this photo of her family's Delaware River outing to Delaware River Means.
CDRW Member Updates
BLOG: Collaborating, Elevating, and Advocating at the 6th Annual Delaware River Watershed Forum
Over 240 attendees joined in the Forum this year to share information, build new relationships, and coordinate to drive a collective vision to protect and steward the Delaware River Basin’s natural resources. Two new topics emphasized at the Forum included Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and National Wildlife Federation’s 4theDelaware campaign.
Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed
On October 24, CDRW was joined with Congressman Brendan Boyle, Riverfront North Partnership, Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, and Pennsylvania Environmental Council gathered for a press conference in Philadelphia to advocate for 2019 federal funding for the Delaware River Basin in the amount of $6 million. You can watch the press conference recording on Facebook and read the blog about the event online here.
New Jersey Audubon
Partnering with Dr. Ethan Schoolman, Assistant Professor of Human Ecology at Rutgers University, New Jersey Audubon surveyed farmers and rural landowners to learn about what influences their land management decisions. The survey also looked at how those decisions may impact changes in behavior that result in greater conservation of the region’s natural resources, especially water.
Delaware Nature Society & NJ League of Conservation Voters
Clean water is needed for brushing your teeth, brewing coffee, and washing clothes. The Delaware Nature Society was interview by New Castle County TV about October's #DayWithoutTheDelaware, where people were challenged to imagine a day without the Delaware River. NJ League of Conservation Voters also penned this blog about #DayWithoutTheDelaware that highlights the need for protection across the Delaware River Basin.
Thanks to the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited a dozen new streams in the Delaware River Basin are now designated as Wild Trout Waters, including two tributaries to Paradise Creek. These stream designations offer increased protection to trout habitats during proposed development. Trout Unlimited and partners have also developed an interactive web-based map to help identify overlapping areas of ecological concern in the Delaware River Basin and surrounding areas as the amount of natural gas pipelines increase.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Northeast Region
Thanks to a grant from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bristol, PA was able to build a new pier and day docks to enjoy the scenic Delaware River. The town never before had a way for visitors to get to there via the river, and the new space is now used for community events which bring the town together.
Musconetcong Watershed Association
The Wild and Scenic Rivers System protects critically important rivers with the best available tools and science. In 2006, the National Park Service designated portions of the Musconetcong River, a Delaware River tributary in northern NJ, as 'wild and scenic' to help ensure that the river’s remarkable array of natural and cultural resources would be protected for future generations.
Take a bite out of these Fall #DelRiverWatershed events!
11/2: New Jersey Watershed Conference, Pennington, NJ
11/3: Autumn Bird Walk in Tacony Creek Park, Philadelphia, PA
11/6: Stroud Water Research Center Tour: Wilmington, DE
11/8: DRBC Subcommittee on Ecological Flows, Hawley, PA
11/8: Temperate Drylands and Human Impacts Lecture, Newark, DE
11/8: Asking the Right Questions in Stormwater Review, Webinar
11/8: Sierra Club Water Ways Fracking Game Workshop, Bethlehem, PA
11/9: Schuylkill Action Network Annual Meeting, Reading, PA
11/10: Fall Love Your Park, Philadelphia, PA
11/11: Tackle Trails Volunteer Opportunity, Mohnton, PA
11/14: Wilmington's Drinking Water: What's Up?, Wilmington, DE
11/14: Delaware River Towns: Full of Character & Full of Characters, Washington Crossing, PA
11/15: Post Election Forum: The State of PA's Environment, Philadelphia, PA
11/15: TTF Partner Alliance Networking Reception, Philadelphia, PA
11/16: Pennsylvania Stormwater Conference, Plymouth Meeting, PA
11/17: Winter Tree ID at the Laurels Preserve: Coatesville, PA
11/17: Eagle Day, Hawley, PA
Add your Delaware River Watershed event to our calendar by filling out this form.