|Get To Know Your Watershed | New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware
April 18, 2019
Photo credit: The Delaware Bay by American Littoral Society
CDRW Member Updates
BLOG: Setting Legislative Priorities for the Delaware River Watershed in NJ
New Jersey League of Conservation Voters penned this blog on the clean water issues they'll be championing in Trenton this year. From funding for the Delaware River Basin Commission to effectively managing stormwater - there's much to do!
BLOG: The Clean Water Act is at Risk
According to the EPA’s own data, about 117 million people get some or all of their drinking water from the types of streams that are threatened with the proposed alterations to the Clean Water Act. Learn more about what's at stake in this Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed blog.
Delaware Highlands Conservancy
Each weekend in January and February, DHC’s Eagle Watch volunteers bundle up in their warmest clothes, grab binoculars and scopes, and head to Eagle Observation Areas along the Upper Delaware River in Pennsylvania. Breeding eagles remain in the area year-round, while hundreds of wintering eagles migrate annually to the region from points north—some up to 900 miles away—in search of open water, food sources, and safe and protected habitat.
Delaware Nature Society
Funding for water projects was a recurring topic of debate in early April's Bond Bill Committee hearings in Delaware. Proposed funds for clean water and drinking water state revolving funds under represent the scope of Delaware's water quality and flooding problems. Join in letting the Bond Bill Committee know the importance of clean water funding using these materials. Delaware Nature Society also announced their Clean Water Lobby Day on June 4th.
For the first time in 11 years, New Jersey is proposing to upgrade clean water protections for deserving streams, including streams of the Paulins Kill and Musconetcong River in the Delaware River Watershed. Use this Trout Unlimited action alert to show your support before the May 3rd deadline for comments.
Have some fun at these upcoming events in the #DelRiverWatershed!
4/20: Brandywine River Clean Up at Brandywine Meadows Preserve Trail, Downingtown, PA
4/20: Brandywine River Clean Up at Shaw’s Bridge Park, West Chester, PA
4/20: An Eye for Eagles, Analomik, PA
4/20: Oakwood Beach Clean Up, Elsinboro, NJ
4/25: Volunteer Shell Bagging Day, Wilmington, DE
4/26: Arbor Day Walk Among the Trees, East Stroudsburg, PA
4/26: 12th Annual One Bug Event, Hancock, NY
4/27: Spring Birding On Petty's Island, Pennsauken, NJ
4/27: MWA Native Plant Sale, Asbury, NJ
4/27: Annual Wissahickon Creek Clean Up and Picnic, Philadelphia, PA
4/27: Foods of the Delaware Highlands Dinner, Hawley, PA
4/27-4/28: Shad Fest 2019, Lambertville, NJ
4/28: Upper Delaware Council's 31st Annual Awards Ceremony, Beach Lake, PA
4/30: Stormwater Best Management Practices Tour, Monroe County, PA
4/30: An Evening of Water and Beer, Shawnee on Delaware, PA
5/2: Horseshoe Crab Tagging, Cumberland and Cape May County, NJ
Add your Delaware River Watershed event by filling out this form.