|Get To Know Your Watershed | New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware
February 1, 2019
Photo credit: Kevin Sean Lee via Delaware River Means
CDRW Member Updates
BLOG: A Vision for the Future - Restoring Petty’s Island
Undergoing a transformation into a park, Petty's Island is a 500-acre island nestled on the Delaware River between Pennsauken, NJ and Philadelphia, PA. Learn about upcoming opportunities for hikes and bird watching on the island in the latest CDRW blog!
BLOG: Urban Promise Offers New Viewpoint of the Watershed for Camden Youth
Cities can hide a vast array of valuable wildlife and natural resources, especially a city like Camden that sits on the banks of two important rivers — the Delaware and the Cooper. One organization in the city is taking that idea and putting it into action. Through education of the youth in the area, Urban Promise hopes to change the perspective the younger generation has on their local environment and broaden their future horizons.
Trout Unlimited has been assisting the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission with the Unassessed Water Initiative since 2011, and in 2018 they surveyed 117 streams in the Delaware and Susquehanna Watersheds. In January, 95 stream sections were approved for Wild Trout (69) and Class A (26) designations by the Commission.
New Jersey League of Conservation Voters
On January 31st, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters announced that NJ's Flood Defense Act passed is headed to the Governor's desk to be signed. The bill enables municipalities to create much-needed stormwater programs to control flooding and reduce pollution in waterways across the state.
Partnership for the Delaware Estuary
One adult mussel filters 10 gallons of water each day, cleaning up tiny particles of clay, silt, and algae in the water. That's why Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and Bartram's Garden are teaming up to build a freshwater mussel hatchery on the Schuylkill River, a major Delaware River tributary.
New Jersey Audubon
Gov. Phil Murphy has made two nominations to the Pinelands Commission, including Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed's Steering Committee Co-chair, Kelly Mooij. The Pinelands sits atop the Kirkwood-Cohansey Aquifer, a portion of the Delaware River Watershed that provides drinking water to over one million people.
Slide on down to these #DelRiverWatershed events!
2/2: Winter Eagle Festival, Mauricetown, NJ
2/2: Wharton State Forest Volunteer Clean-up, Tabernacle, NJ
2/2: Eagle Watch Bus Tour, Lackawaxen, PA
2/5-2/6: Monroe & Pike County Conservation Districts Workshop, Monroe, PA
2/5: Brandywine Creek Water Trail Project Public Meeting, Downingtown, PA
2/6: Master Watershed Steward Information Session, Springfield, PA
2/7: Northern Delaware Clean Water Forum, Wilmington, DE
2/9: Eagle Watch Bus Tour, Lackawaxen, PA
2/9: 2019 Polar Plunge, West Chester, PA
2/11: Berks Master Watershed Stewards Information Session, Leesport, PA
2/12: Brandywine Creek Water Trail Project Public Meeting, Chadds Ford, PA
2/12: Advocacy in the Watershed, New Hope, PA
2/13: Southern Delaware Clean Water Alliance Forum, Lewes, DE
2/14: Water Defenders Month Meeting, Bethlehem, PA
2/15: Green Infrastructure Champions Training Session, Bordentown, NJ