|Get To Know Your Watershed | New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware
October 16, 2018
Elsa E. submitted this photo of her Delaware River catch to Delaware River Means.
CDRW Member Updates
New Jersey Audubon
Agricultural fields at NJ Audubon’s Wattles Stewardship Center and within the adjacent wildlife management area were planted with cover crops at the end of September to help prevent soil erosion and provide sediment control, which benefits the adjacent Musconetcong River. NJ Youth Corps of Phillipsburg have also been working with New Jersey Audubon and Trout Unlimited as part of the Waders In The Water program that includes a hands-on restoration project along the Musconetcong River in Bloomsbury, NJ.
PennFuture & Brodhead Watershed Association
Last week PennFuture and Brodhead Watershed Association won a court case that challenged the classification of several waterways in Monroe County, PA as “exceptional value”. The "exceptional value" classification means that new development will require greater state oversight. PennFuture also recently released a new blog about the 6th Annual Delaware River Watershed Forum.
New Jersey Conservation Foundation
NJCF is preserving 442 acres of a former cranberry farm in the Pinelands of NJ as open space, which will help protect wildlife and water quality. Preservation will help protect multiple New Jersey waterways, including the Burrs Mill Brook tributary which runs through the property before emptying into Rancocas Creek.
New Jersey Highlands Coalition
In the largest preservation deal in six years, New Jersey and nonprofit groups will preserve 2,218 acres of rolling woodlands in Sussex County known as the Hudson Farm properties. The property includes 16 different mountaintops, 17 miles of stream banks, and nine different ponds in Byram Township, Hopatcong Borough, and Sparta Township.
National Parks Conservation Association
A new report from NPCA and partners highlights stories from the emerging economy in the Upper Delaware River region, an area in PA and NY stretching from Hancock, downstream to Port Jervis, and anchored by the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.
Have some fun at these upcoming #DelRiverWatershed events!
10/18: Alligator: The U.S. Navy’s First Submarine, Titusville, NJ
10/20: Fall Canoeing on the Christina River, Wilmington, DE
10/20: Petty's Island "Artists in the Field," Pennsauken, NJ
10/20: Delaware River 'Trees for Trout' Planting, Halcottsville, NY
10/20: Beachcombers Walk at Thompson's Beach, Delmont, NJ
10/21: Trails and Tales Bike Ride, Wilmington, DE
10/23: DRBC/PADEP 2018 Water Loss Training, Newtown, PA
10/24: Communities Connecting for a Clean Wissahickon, Philadelphia, PA
10/24: Clean Water Workshop: Changing Opinions Through Media, Wilmington, DE
10/24: Voting for the Environment, Philadelphia, PA
10/25: Trail Stewardship Workshop, Malvern, PA
10/26: Trail Stewardship Workshop, Coatesville, PA
10/29: Safeguarding Community Character in the Brandywine Valley, Wilmington, DE
10/30: Clean Streams, the Poconos, and You: A Panel Discussion about Exceptional Value Streams, East Stroudsburg, PA
11/1: The Nature and Nurture of a Working River Conference, Bordentown, NJ
11/2: New Jersey Watershed Conference, Pennington, NJ
11/3: Autumn Bird Walk in Tacony Creek Park, Philadelphia, PA
Add your Delaware River Watershed event to our calendar by filling out this form.