Jun
14
to Jun 22

25th Delaware River Sojourn, Delaware River, NY/NJ/PA

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The Delaware River Sojourn Steering Committee is pleased to announce that the 25th Delaware River Sojourn’s registration is underway!

The Sojourn, a guided paddling and camping trip on the Delaware River, is full of fun and adventure, offering a great time for all participants where wonderful memories are made! The purpose of the Sojourn is to heighten awareness of and appreciation for the Delaware River and its watershed, which flows for 330 miles through New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

The Sojourn combines canoeing/kayaking, camping, educational programs, historical interpretation, and more. It is for novice to experienced paddlers of all ages; participants can sign up for the whole event or for the section(s) or day(s) of their choice. The Sojourn is fully insured and sanctioned by the American Canoe Association. Each day we are accompanied by our safety team, made up of members of the National Canoe Safety Patrol.

Nearly 80 miles of the main stem Delaware River will be paddled in 2019, split into daily trips ranging from five to 15 miles.  In brief, the sojourn will include the following stretches:

  • Saturday, June 15 - Narrowsburg, N.Y. to Zane Grey Museum, Lackawaxen, Pa.

  • Sunday, June 16 - Zane Grey Museum to Indian Head/Knights Eddy, N.Y.

  • Monday, June 17 - Indian Head/Knights Eddy to West End Beach, Port Jervis, N.Y.

  • Tuesday, June 18 - Dingmans Access, Pa. to Bushkill, Pa.

  • Wednesday, June 19 - Bushkill to Worthington State Forest, N.J.

  • Thursday, June 20 - Bull's Island, N.J. to Lambertville, N.J.

  • Friday, June 21 - Belle Mountain/Fireman's Eddy, N.J. to Yardley, Pa.

  • Saturday, June 22 - Bordentown, N.J. to Florence, N.J. with a stop at Pennsbury Manor

For more information about the Sojourn and registration details, please click here!

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Jun
15
to Jun 22

Schuylkill Acts & Impacts, Avondale, PA

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Join Stroud Water Research Center and 12 select students on An Expedition to Inspire Watershed Action!

Schuylkill Acts & Impacts is a week-long watershed expedition along the 120-miles of the Schuylkill River, from its headwaters in the anthracite coal lands of Schuylkill County to its confluence with the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Twelve select students from all five counties in the watershed come together to experience first-hand the impact of human development on water quality through guided tours, fieldwork, water sampling and interactive presentations with policy makers and planners.

For more information and to follow along with the expedition, please click here!

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Jun
22
8:00 AM08:00

The Birds and the Bees for Adults, Asbury, NJ

Please join Musconetcong Watershed Association for this adult summer camp program!

Part of MWA's Adult Camp experience: Insects are the most abundant animals on earth! Not only are these creepy-crawlies everywhere, they provide us with necessary benefits.

Through a variety of interactive hikes in MWA's Education Trail and the surrounding river environs, this camp will explore the conservation of bees, butterflies, and birds. There will be discussion about invasive and native plants and how you can encourage beneficial insects and birds in your yard.

Expect there to be some humorous double-entendre in keeping with the camp's title as our gifted educators warm to their adult audience. Campers will collect insect-friendly natural materials during their field time to construct and take home their own insect "hotel". We will meet at MWA's River Resource Center, but if conditions are right, we will carpool over to Point Mountain Reservation (~5 miles away) for the birding.

For more information, please click here!

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Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

Invasive Plant Removal, Philadelphia, PA

Please join Friends of the Wissahickon as they remove invasive plants from around their trails!

The Wissahickon is filled with a variety of beautiful plants. Many of them, unfortunately, are not native to this area and can cause a lot of harm. When an exotic species takes up shop in the park, they tend to grow & spread quickly, shading the ground so that nothing else will grow. They’ll be removing some of these invasive plants and preparing the area of a planting this fall.

Workdays will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or snow, thunder and lightning, high winds, etc. Visit FOW’s Facebook page or the Upcoming Work Days page for updates. If the workday is cancelled it will be posted by 8 am.

For more information and to register, please click here!

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Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

Migratory Fish Trips aboard Steamboat SPLASH, Lambertville, NJ

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Trip 1: 2pm-3:30pm:

  • Another Haul: Cultural and Environmental Stewardship at the Lewis Island Shad Fishery. Learn about cultural sustainability and shad fishing at the Lewis Family Fishery. Enjoy our beautiful Delaware River and sample shad delicacies. Dr Charlie Groth, Steve Meserve from Lewis Island Shad Fishery, and Caitlin Lang from Pew Charitable Trust. All aboard!


Trip 2: 4:30pm-6pm:

  • Protecting our amazing migratory fish. Learn from our engaging presenters about the importance of shad and other migratory fish and the work being done in the Delaware River Basin and in the ocean beyond to protect these vital species. Enjoy our beautiful Delaware River and sample shad delicacies. Steve Meserve from Lewis Island Shad Fishery, Dr. Erik Silldorff from Delaware Riverkeeper and Caitlin Lang from Pew Charitable Trust All aboard!

    Rain date: June 29

For more information, please click here!

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Jun
22
4:00 PM16:00

Giving Water A Voice: An Open Mic Event, Newark, DE

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Join Delaware Nature Society and Clean Water Delaware for a creative night supporting clean water protections!

Poets, writers, and musicians are invited to perform works inspired by our need for clean water. 90% of Delaware’s waterways are polluted – it’s time to speak up for our natural resources! (5 min per performer. Free parking. Refreshments provided.)

For more information, please click here!

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Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

3rd Annual Summer Solstice Festival, Philadelphia, PA

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Please join Friends of Heinz Refuge as they present their 3rd Annual Summer Solstice Festival at Tinicum!

The festival will include food, live music, yoga sessions, guided hikes, a movie showing and more! Please be sure to bring your own lawn chairs, flashlights, and bug repellent.

This event will happen rain or shine.

For more information, please click here!

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Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

The Wild World of Water, Avondale, PA

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Please join Stroud Water Research Center, in partnership with Longwood Gardens, for an educational experience!

Explore Stroud Water Research Center as you learn how to model watersheds and immerse yourself in the world of water chemistry. Gain an understanding of how to teach water-related activities both inside and outside the classroom.

Lunch, Act 48 credits, and a certificate of completion will be provided.

For more information, please click here!

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Jun
28
9:30 AM09:30

Pine Barrens Canoe Trip, Chatsworth, NJ

Join American Littoral Society’s staff naturalists for a canoe trip down the tea colored waters of the Wading River where we will explore the world-renowned Pine Barrens!

Discover the biodiversity of the Pine Barrens as your guides point out the flora and fauna that can only be found in this unique habitat.

Naturalists from the Society will guide you on a canoe exploration of the world renowned Pine Barrens. Discover the diversity of the native flora and fauna that can only be found in this unique habitat.

Pack a lunch and bring extra clothes in a dry bag (in case you accidentally go swimming in the Wading). Canoes and life vests are provided. Great for ages 5 and up.

Meet at Mick's Pine Barren Canoe Rental, 3107 County Road 563, Chatsworth, NJ 08019, at 9:30 am. Cost: $50 per member, $60 per non-member.

Advance registration is required. For more information contact Nicole Haines , American Littoral Society Education Director. Call 732-291-0055 or email nicole.haines@littoralsociety.org.

Please click here to register!

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Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

Bridge the Gap River Paddle, Dingmans Ferry, PA

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Join Pocono Environmental Education Center for a paddle down the Delaware!

Bring a lunch, a water bottle, and don’t forget to dress for the weather. Beginners are welcome – they will be taught everything they need to know! PEEC will provide extra water and snacks. Choose between a canoe or kayak.

Call in advance to reserve a boat.

*Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation.*

For more information, please click here!

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Jul
11
10:00 AM10:00

Farmer for a Day, Asbury, NJ

Please join Musconetcong Watershed Association for this adult summer camp program!

Part of MWA's Adult Camp experience: Campers will meet at Comeback Farm, a 40-acre, certified organic farm that has been preserved in perpetuity, located in the Musconetcong River Valley's fertile soil.

Put on your boots and become one with the land! Attendees will get a glimpse into the life of a farmer starting with a morning farm walk - seeing what the farmer sees and assessing the day's tasks. You will learn the connection between a healthy environment and healthy soil and water, a healthy local food system and your own health. Summer provides rich moments on this farm; something is always ready to plant or harvest.

This is a hands-on experience that may include planting, watering, weeding and harvesting (don't worry - you won't have to work that hard!). You will learn about composting, land stewardship and the challenges and benefits of organic farming. The lunch you bring will be supplemented with a farm-to-table dish and you will leave with several favorite farm recipes.

For more information, please click here!

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Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

Cocktail at the Creek, New Hope, PA

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Please join Bucks County Audubon Society for an adult’s night out by the water!

Get out of the house and away from those devices and join them for “Cocktails at the Creek” at their center. Join some like-minded adults for an evening of drinks, hiking in the late evening sun, and learning about the many creeks and the habitats they create.

Bring along a friend or two – all adults are welcome.

For more information, please click here!

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Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

Sierra Club Water Defenders Meeting, Bethlehem, PA

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Do you live in the Lehigh Valley and care about water quality? Do you want to learn how you can get more involved in protecting clean water? Become a Water Defender with the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter at this monthly meeting!

The Delaware River Watershed, spanning Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware continues to face new and ongoing challenges every day including erosion and flooding, industrial development, and fracking pressures. By working collectively, residents of the watershed can have a measurable impact, and improve the water quality and habitat for present and future generations. Clean water needs YOUR voice!

Here in the Lehigh Valley, the Sierra Club is building a grassroots network of Water Defenders to advocate for protecting the Lehigh River and its tributaries. Water Defenders are a network of grassroots advocates working in our local communities focused on advocating for the protection of clean water in the Delaware River Watershed.

Come build advocacy, outreach, and leadership skills; explore your local waterways; and connect with other Water Defenders in your community. Join in for socializing, pizza, and clean water advocacy at Illick's Mill in Bethlehem, PA!

For details, contact Rachel Rosenfeld at rachel.rosenfeld@sierraclub.org.

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Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

Huck Finn for a Day, Asbury, NJ

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Please join Musconetcong Watershed Association for this adult summer camp program!

Part of MWA's Adult Camp experience: Remember Huck Finn's idyllic childhood? Living in a small town. Barefoot. Climbing trees. Turning over rocks. And one grand float on the Mississippi River. This camp will recreate that summertime-is-forever feeling.

Campers will leave their "cramped up and smothery" (Mark Twain) real life behind and have a carefree day of exploring the banks - and the water - of the Mighty Musconetcong with the MWA's storey-filled Education Director.

While playing in and along the river from the small town of Asbury, you will learn how to recognize a healthy ecosystem and how to 'read' a river - how a fisherman reads it, how a river scientific reads it, and how a kayaker reads it. After campers are introduced to kayak safety and the basics of paddling, the river adventure continues in the kayaks, explore the ecosystem in the calmer waters above the dam. (OK, not a Huck Finn raft, but it floats!)

Plan on getting your feet wet; after that, how wet you get is up to you!

For more information, please click here!

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Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

Bats of Petty’s Night Hike, Pennsauken, NJ

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Please join NJ Audubon, NJ Natural Lands Trust, Delaware Riverkeeper Network and other organizations in a night of bat watching in a soon-to-be State Park not yet accessible by the public!

Join the organizations for this special evening program and learn all about bats and their many important roles in nature. With the oil tanks gone, the group has permission to walk the road and explore the field habitats of Petty’s Island. It is known bats use the island, but the organizations have never been out at night to explore. The group will bust some common myths about these fascinating but misunderstood animals and discuss some of the ways we can help to protect them. As the sun goes down, the group will head out and try to pick up their echolocation calls with our bat detector. There is nothing quite like a nature walk at night, so come get batty on Petty’s Island!

Children must be 12 and older to participate. Registration is REQUIRED for this trip. Details are given upon registration.

Please register here: https://pibats2019.eventbrite.com

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Jul
18
8:00 AM08:00

3rd Annual Pinelands Summer Short Course, Hammonton, NJ

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Registration is now open for the third annual Pinelands Summer Short Course, which will be held at Stockton University's Kramer Hall!

This daylong educational event will feature numerous field trips and classroom presentations that highlight the natural, cultural and historic resources of the New Jersey Pinelands.

The NJ Pinelands sit on top of the Kirkwood Cohansey Aquifer, which is part of the Delaware River Watershed.

For more information, please click here.

To register, please click here!

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Jul
20
9:00 AM09:00

Where the Wild Things Are, Asbury, NJ

Please join Musconetcong Watershed Association for this adult summer camp program!

Part of MWA's Adult Camp experience: Campers will be entertained by this gifted educator. The majority of the day will be spent outdoors, exploring the MWA Education Trail, the nearby meadow, and the banks of the Musconetcong River in search of the wildlife supported by a healthy ecosystem.

Campers will learn about local Musconetcong Valley animals, beginning with a collection of skulls found in nature and supported by discoveries made that day along the trail. You will be looking in the river (glass bottom buckets or snorkels for the more willing to get wet) and looking up at the sky for birds. You will have the opportunity to dissect an owl pellet and learn how to identify animal tracks. Campers will also learn about invasive insects and animals that are of current concern in the Watershed.

This camp is perfect for anyone who considers themselves a "biology watcher" at any level. We guarantee you will leave with dozens of new obscure facts to impress your kids and grand kids with.

For more information, please click here!

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Jul
24
8:30 AM08:30

Managing Invasive Plant Species Workshop, Allentown, PA

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Please join Penn State Extension as they host a Managing Invasive Plant Species Workshop at Upper Macungie Station 56!

This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control.

Invasive weeds and pests are a major threat to natural and cultivated landscapes, spreading quickly and displacing or killing native plants. Invasive species (plants, insects, and animals) are costing the United States more than $138 billion each year, due to their economic impact on agriculture, forestry, fisheries, waterways, wildlife, and ornamental landscapes.

Ecologists now rank invasion by exotic plants, animals and pathogens second only to habitat loss as a major threat to local biodiversity.

Click Here to register or for more information.  There is a $75 fee for this workshop.

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Jul
25
9:00 AM09:00

Bayshore Biology: From the Land to the Sea, Salem, NJ

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Join educators and scientists from the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and the American Littoral Society for a full day of learning about the ecology of the South Jersey Bayshore!

This training will take you out into the field and provide hands-on materials for you to take back to your students and incorporate into your STEM curriculum.

Participants will journey from coastal forests to an inland farm to learn about how different landscapes affect the health of the Bayshore environment. Have fun, meet new people, and earn 6 professional development hours!

Registration fee includes training content, professional development credit hours, lunch, and transportation. Registration will close on Friday, July 19 2019. Space is limited so register today.

For more information contact Kaitlin at 302-655-4990 ext 108 or ktucker@delawareestuary.org.

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Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

Conversation with Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Glenn Justis, Buskkill, PA

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Please join Friends of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area as they welcome Glenn Justis to speak about his incredible hike along the Appalachian Trail!

New Jersey resident Glenn Justis stepped on the Trail at Springer Mountain, GA on January 30, 2018. 145 days,14 states and 2,190.9 miles later he stepped off the trail at Mt Katahdin, ME, on June, 23, 2018. He will share his experiences of this journey of a lifetime.

For more information, please click here!

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Jul
27
9:00 AM09:00

Geocatching, Asbury, NJ

Please join Musconetcong Watershed Association for this adult summer camp program!

Part of MWA's Adult Camp experience: Ever been curious about the geocaching craze? Geocaching combines respect for the environment with being outdoors and a sense of adventure. It appeals to all ages and its a great family activity. MWA particularly encourage parent-child registrations for this camp session.

Using just a smartphone, campers will go on high-tech treasure hunts, with often clever clues, to locate a "cache" of some small prize. Camper will meet at MWA's River Resource Center and begin with an overview of how geocaching works. You will make several local hunts (prepared by the MWA) in Asbury and learn to design/hide/post your own cache.

In the afternoon, we will carpool to the Warren Glen dam - a popular, established caching site - for more treasure hunting. Since this dam is slated for removal in a few years, we will also take the opportunity to tell you how dams impact the Musky and how we do removals.

For more information, please click here!

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Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Forest Bathing Guided Walk, New Hope, PA

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Come out and enjoy the beautiful weather and join Bucks County Audubon Society for a morning wading through the streams on our “Forest Bathing Guided Walk” at their center (2877 Creamery Rd. New Hope PA, 18938).

Come on the guided tour of their many streams and learn about the little habitats the streams create and all the little creatures in them!

For more information, please click here!

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Jul
28
10:30 AM10:30

A History of the Delaware River with Hal Taylor, Flemington, NJ

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Join Hunterdon Land Trust and author Hal Taylor in a presentation of his work!

The author of “The Illustrated History of the Delaware River” will lead this informative and fun look at this great river. The talk will include a presentation featuring many of Mr. Taylor’s illustrations.

For more information, please click here!

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Jul
30
9:30 AM09:30

Anniversary Paddle and Hike at Promised Land State Park, Greentown, PA

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Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary along with Promised Land State Park staff for a day of outdoor fun!

Go for a hike and learn about native plants and trees, enjoy a talk about bald eagles and view an active eagles’ nest from the park’s wildlife observation station, and paddle Promised Land Lake with a DCNR Environmental Education Specialist at Promised Land State Park.

15 kayaks with life jackets and paddles are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis with event registration; or, you are welcome to bring your own boat. All boats must be registered in PA.

Registrations can be obtained online at https://www.pa.wildlifelicense.com/ALS/launchCtrl.php or by visiting the park office. Bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy with our group in the pavilion, and we will provide the dessert.

To register or for more information, please click here!

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Aug
6
10:00 AM10:00

Watercolor the Watershed!, Asbury, NJ

Please join Musconetcong Watershed Association for this adult summer camp program!

Part of MWA's Adult Camp experience: Campers will meet at the artist's studio - a historic mill on the banks of the Musconetcong River. Using the beauty of the river as inspiration, you will begin a watershed sketchbook journal.

All materials are provided, and no previous experience is needed! You will learn to choose subjects, layout pages, and gain the confidence to paint fearlessly. Complete 2-3 watercolor pictures, painting at your own pace and with pointers and help from Doris.

For more information, please click here!

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Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

Sierra Club Water Defenders Meeting, Bethlehem, PA

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Do you live in the Lehigh Valley and care about water quality? Do you want to learn how you can get more involved in protecting clean water? Become a Water Defender with the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter at this monthly meeting!

The Delaware River Watershed, spanning Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware continues to face new and ongoing challenges every day including erosion and flooding, industrial development, and fracking pressures. By working collectively, residents of the watershed can have a measurable impact, and improve the water quality and habitat for present and future generations. Clean water needs YOUR voice!

Here in the Lehigh Valley, the Sierra Club is building a grassroots network of Water Defenders to advocate for protecting the Lehigh River and its tributaries. Water Defenders are a network of grassroots advocates working in our local communities focused on advocating for the protection of clean water in the Delaware River Watershed.

Come build advocacy, outreach, and leadership skills; explore your local waterways; and connect with other Water Defenders in your community. Join in for socializing, pizza, and clean water advocacy at Illick's Mill in Bethlehem, PA!

For details, contact Rachel Rosenfeld at rachel.rosenfeld@sierraclub.org.

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Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Learning From the Past: The Historical Significance of NJ Forest Management, Morris Township, NJ

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Please join New Jersey Forestry Association for an education program focused on NJ forest management!

Learn about the history of the forests of New Jersey including the historical influence of human activity on New Jersey’s forests, the historical importance of this point in time for the forest resource and your role as stewards of the land. 

Find out about present-day forest use, problems and issues, including Emerald Ash Borer and the Spotted Lanternfly.

Click HERE to Register for August’s “Backyard Forestry NORTH” Program.

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Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

"Flood of 1955" History Lecture, Flemington, NJ

Mary Shafer, author of "Devastation on the Delaware: Stories and Images of the Deadly Flood of 1955," will be speaking at Hunterdon Land Trust!

Three terrifying days and nights along the Delaware River — mark the 64th anniversary of this historic flood with the author of Devastation on the Delaware.

For more information, please click here!

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Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Pennsylvania Coast Day, Philadelphia, PA

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The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary has connected Philadelphia residents to the Delaware River waterfront for more than 15 years through the Pennsylvania Coast Day festival!

With Philadelphia on one side of the Delaware River, and Camden, New Jersey on the other side, these two cities will partner for the second time this year to celebrate both sides of this precious river.

This annual event is educational and fun for families with on-the-water activities, games and crafts for kids, face painting, boat tours and much more! Visitors are welcome to enjoy the Independence Seaport Museum and  Spruce Street Harbor Park.

Check out all of the past years’ fun at our photo gallery.

For more info about the 2019 events, please contact Brittany Musolino at bmusolino@delawareestuary.org or (302) 655-4990, extension 112.

You can also visit the event’s page by clicking here!

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Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

Sierra Club Water Defenders Meeting, Bethlehem, PA

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Do you live in the Lehigh Valley and care about water quality? Do you want to learn how you can get more involved in protecting clean water? Become a Water Defender with the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter at this monthly meeting!

The Delaware River Watershed, spanning Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware continues to face new and ongoing challenges every day including erosion and flooding, industrial development, and fracking pressures. By working collectively, residents of the watershed can have a measurable impact, and improve the water quality and habitat for present and future generations. Clean water needs YOUR voice!

Here in the Lehigh Valley, the Sierra Club is building a grassroots network of Water Defenders to advocate for protecting the Lehigh River and its tributaries. Water Defenders are a network of grassroots advocates working in our local communities focused on advocating for the protection of clean water in the Delaware River Watershed.

Come build advocacy, outreach, and leadership skills; explore your local waterways; and connect with other Water Defenders in your community. Join in for socializing, pizza, and clean water advocacy at Illick's Mill in Bethlehem, PA!

For details, contact Rachel Rosenfeld at rachel.rosenfeld@sierraclub.org.

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Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

The Occasional Nature Warrior, Asbury, NJ

Please join Musconetcong Watershed Association for this adult summer camp program!

Part of MWA's Adult Camp experience: If they called it "Wilderness Skills" you wouldn't come because you probably live in New Jersey, and wilderness to you is Pennsylvania. But wilderness survival skills can be relevant to anyone visiting NJ’s beautiful parks and preserves, many of which are unattended and have large expanses of remote forested areas.

MWA can't make you experts at survival in a day, but in this camp session, you'll get some useful suburban survival information (like the ubiquitous backyard pant that treats a bee sting or how to keep calm when you think you're lost). They won't ask you to eat bugs, but they will treat you to a campfire lunch - just as soon as you are able to build a fire without a match!

You've all heard not to stand under a tree in a lightning storm, but what if you're in the woods when one blows in? What kinds of things can you do to signal for help? Could you purify some water for drinking without a device or a pill?

The scary ticks will still be in the woods, but at the end of this camp, you should have more confidence going deeper into our forested wilds.

For more information, please click here!

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Sep
14
9:30 AM09:30

Petty’s Island History Hike, Philadelphia, PA

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Please join NJ Audubon, NJ Natural Lands Trust, Delaware Riverkeeper Network and other organizations in an informative history hike in a soon-to-be State Park not yet accessible by the public!

Explore this gem with local historian and author, Bob Shinn, on a hike through time on Petty’s Island. Hike along the Delaware River where points of interest will bring history to life. We will have fabulous opportunities for spectacular views of Philadelphia and other significant landmarks.

Registration is REQUIRED for this trip. Details are given upon registration.

Registration opens August 2. Please register here: https://pettyfallhh2019.eventbrite.com

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Sep
20
to Sep 22

Fall Flights: Birds and Brews, Dingmans Ferry, PA

Come out for a wonderful weekend of bird watching and beer tasting with Pocono Environmental Education Center!

Enjoy guided hikes that teach how to identify birds by sight, sound, and habitat. Program is geared towards beginners and experts alike. Saturday night PEEC provide transportation to one of their local breweries and the 1st round is on them! Includes two nights of lodging and meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch.

For more information, please click here!

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Sep
21
7:45 AM07:45

Early Fall Birding on Petty's Island, Pennsauken, NJ

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Please join NJ Audubon, NJ Natural Lands Trust, Delaware Riverkeeper Network and other organizations in a day of birding on a soon-to-be State Park not yet accessible by the public!

This wooded island in the Delaware River is truly an urban oasis for woodland, wading and shore birds. Learn some interesting history along the way and discover how this industrial port is transforming into a wildlife sanctuary!

Registration is REQUIRED for this trip. Details are given upon registration.

Registration opens August 9. Please register here: https://pettysfallbirding.eventbrite.com

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Sep
28
6:30 AM06:30

Bike the Brandywine, Chadds Ford, PA

Please join the Brandywine Conservancy on a picturesque bike through the Brandywine Creek Greenway!

Explore the scenery, glimpse the history, and discover the lure of the beautiful Brandywine Creek Greenway and surrounding countryside. Now in its fourth year, Bike the Brandywine is excited to offer four loops with distances of 25, 45, 62 (Metric Century) and 80 miles. Each route offers a unique and thrilling experience for both the recreational and more avid seasoned cyclist. Proceeds from the ride benefit the Brandywine Conservancy’s clean water programs. Over the past 50 years, the Conservancy has dedicated itself to help preserve water quality and quantity in the region. Connect your wheels with water on this scenic and well-supported ride.

For more information, please click here!

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Oct
5
8:30 AM08:30

Petty’s Island Community Clean Up Day, Pennsauken, NJ

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Please join NJ Audubon, NJ Natural Lands Trust, Delaware Riverkeeper Network and other organizations in an informative history hike in a soon-to-be State Park not yet accessible by the public!

Here’s your chance to be part of the restoration of Petty’s Island! Join the team of enthusiastic volunteers to help clean up and restore the shoreline of this majestic island as part of the larger restoration project taking place. This cleanup is great for scout, religious, after school and other civic groups looking for a local volunteer project.

Children MUST be 12 and older to participate. Registration is REQUIRED for this event; space is limited. Directions and other details are given upon registration.

Registration opens August 29.. Please register here: https://pettyfallcleanup.eventbrite.com

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Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Sierra Club Water Defenders Meeting, Bethlehem, PA

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Do you live in the Lehigh Valley and care about water quality? Do you want to learn how you can get more involved in protecting clean water? Become a Water Defender with the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter at this monthly meeting!

The Delaware River Watershed, spanning Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware continues to face new and ongoing challenges every day including erosion and flooding, industrial development, and fracking pressures. By working collectively, residents of the watershed can have a measurable impact, and improve the water quality and habitat for present and future generations. Clean water needs YOUR voice!

Here in the Lehigh Valley, the Sierra Club is building a grassroots network of Water Defenders to advocate for protecting the Lehigh River and its tributaries. Water Defenders are a network of grassroots advocates working in our local communities focused on advocating for the protection of clean water in the Delaware River Watershed.

Come build advocacy, outreach, and leadership skills; explore your local waterways; and connect with other Water Defenders in your community. Join in for socializing, pizza, and clean water advocacy at Illick's Mill in Bethlehem, PA!

For details, contact Rachel Rosenfeld at rachel.rosenfeld@sierraclub.org.

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Oct
26
7:00 AM07:00

Petty’s Island Field Photography Workshop, Philadelphia, Pa

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Please join NJ Audubon, NJ Natural Lands Trust, Delaware Riverkeeper Network and other organizations for a wildlife photography workshop led by Phil Witt, Associate Naturalist and Wildlife Photographer, at a soon-to-be State Park not yet accessible by the public!

This 3-hour workshop is an introductory to field and nature photography, with an emphasis on taking your photography skills to the next level. Phil will show you some of the island's hidden gems and unique features. If you have a telephoto lens, bring it! Petty’s Island offers a great variety of birds both in the forest and on the surrounding mud flats. Spectacular panoramic views of Philadelphia will round out the experience. Phil will provide hands-on, personalized instruction as they work with you on composition and give you tools and tips for determining the optimum exposure and cover many other topics to get you comfortable with your camera. The goal is to help you learn...and of course, have fun along the way!

Children MUST be 12 and older to participate. Registration is REQUIRED for this event; space is limited. Directions and other details are given upon registration.

Registration opens September 13. Please register here: https://pettyfieldphoto.eventbrite.com

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Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Sierra Club Water Defenders Meeting, Bethlehem, PA

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Do you live in the Lehigh Valley and care about water quality? Do you want to learn how you can get more involved in protecting clean water? Become a Water Defender with the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter at this monthly meeting!

The Delaware River Watershed, spanning Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware continues to face new and ongoing challenges every day including erosion and flooding, industrial development, and fracking pressures. By working collectively, residents of the watershed can have a measurable impact, and improve the water quality and habitat for present and future generations. Clean water needs YOUR voice!

Here in the Lehigh Valley, the Sierra Club is building a grassroots network of Water Defenders to advocate for protecting the Lehigh River and its tributaries. Water Defenders are a network of grassroots advocates working in our local communities focused on advocating for the protection of clean water in the Delaware River Watershed.

Come build advocacy, outreach, and leadership skills; explore your local waterways; and connect with other Water Defenders in your community. Join in for socializing, pizza, and clean water advocacy at Illick's Mill in Bethlehem, PA!

For details, contact Rachel Rosenfeld at rachel.rosenfeld@sierraclub.org.

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Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Sierra Club Water Defenders Meeting: Recap & Holiday Social, Bethlehem, PA

Do you live in the Lehigh Valley and care about water quality? Do you want to learn how you can get more involved in protecting clean water? Become a Water Defender with the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter at this monthly meeting!

The Delaware River Watershed, spanning Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware continues to face new and ongoing challenges every day including erosion and flooding, industrial development, and fracking pressures. By working collectively, residents of the watershed can have a measurable impact, and improve the water quality and habitat for present and future generations. Clean water needs YOUR voice!

Here in the Lehigh Valley, the Sierra Club is building a grassroots network of Water Defenders to advocate for protecting the Lehigh River and its tributaries. Water Defenders are a network of grassroots advocates working in our local communities focused on advocating for the protection of clean water in the Delaware River Watershed.

Come build advocacy, outreach, and leadership skills; explore your local waterways; and connect with other Water Defenders in your community. Join in for socializing, pizza, and clean water advocacy at Illick's Mill in Bethlehem, PA!

For details, contact Rachel Rosenfeld at rachel.rosenfeld@sierraclub.org.

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Jun
19
8:30 AM08:30

NJ Green Infrastructure & Stormwater Utilities Symposium, Pennington, NJ

Please join co-hosts The Watershed Institute and the NJ American Water Resources Association in this exciting symposium!

This free event will bring together experts in the field to share their knowledge and experience working with green infrastructure, stormwater regulations and stormwater utilities. The symposium will consist of two parts: a morning session, which will cover topics including draft revisions to the NJ Stormwater Rule, the NJ Stormwater BMP Manual, the NJ Future Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit, and impacts of urban flooding; and an afternoon session dedicated to the nuts and bolts of creating a stormwater utility, from communications and collaboration opportunities to rate setting and technical considerations.

On December 3, 2018, NJDEP published proposed amendments, repeals, and new rules to the Stormwater Management rules, N.J.A.C. 7:8.  The proposal included requirements that green infrastructure be utilized to meet the groundwater recharge standards, stormwater runoff quantity standards, and stormwater runoff quality standards.  NJ Future has published an online Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit to provide a one-stop online resource to help municipalities plan, implement, and sustain green infrastructure in their communities.

On March 15, 2019, New Jersey became the 42nd state in the country to allow for the creation of stormwater utilities. This means municipalities can evaluate whether a stormwater utility is the right fit for their community, and collect fees for the costs associated with managing polluted or excessive runoff from storms. But how would this process work, and how would it help your community?

This event will help you learn all about these topics!

The event is geared toward municipal officials who want to learn more about the NJ stormwater regulations, green infrastructure, and how to implement stormwater utilities. Nonprofits and professionals who work closely with local municipalities are also welcome to attend.

For more information, please click here!

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Jun
17
9:30 AM09:30

DRBC Monitoring Advisory and Coordination Committee Public Meeting, West Trenton, NJ

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The Monitoring Advisory and Coordination Committee of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) will be coming together for a public meeting.

The meeting will be held jointly with the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary’s Science and Technical Advisory Committee. 

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in the DRBC Goddard Conference Room, 25 Cosey Road, West Trenton, N.J.  

An agenda will be shared once available.

Please contact Elaine Panuccio, (609) 883-9500 ext. 307 with any questions.

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Jun
15
2:00 PM14:00

DelNature 20s and 30s Outsiders Club: Paddle and Happy Hour, Delaware City, DE

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Paddle the beautiful Dragon Run Creek just outside of Delaware City with Delaware Nature Society!

Search for beaver dens, herons, and sunning turtles. End the day with happy hour in Delaware City. Led by Annalie Mallon and Erynn DeGennaro.

Dragon’s Run Creek has a tidegate at its mouth, allowing for low-tide flowing into the Delaware River.

For more information, please click here!

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Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Hike Through a Waterfall at Spruce Mountain, Canadensis, PA

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Photo: Nicholas Tonelli

Please join Brodhead Watershed Association as they host a guided hike starting at Spruce Lake Retreat in Barrett Township, PA!

The summit trail takes hikers past — and through — waterfalls and a fast-flowing creek, around enormous glacier-dropped boulders, and over rocky terrain strewn with shale and twisted with surface-running roots of trees.

The land, trails, and facilities here are privately owned, but the public is welcome to enjoy them by paying a small fee. From the office, the trail leads past neat cottages to a picturesque waterfall on Spruce Mountain Run, then along the bank of the run, and quickly leaves the camp behind.

After half an hour of steep climbing, more falling water comes into view. The trail seems to lead directly into the highest waterfall, and in fact it does. The next few yards are wet, slippery and vertical.

At the top, hikers with a hiking pole, sturdy boots and good balance will find their reward.

IF YOU GO
Join Carol Hillestad for a strenuous hike to a viewpoint at 1,700 feet on Spruce Mountain. Registration required.


WHERE: Spruce Lake Retreat, Barrett Township, Pa. Register for directions. Ample parking. Restrooms available at the beginning and end of the hike.

NOTE: Trail is 2.5 miles round trip and very difficult — rocky, wet, and steep with about 400 feet elevation change. Some climbing. Boots, hiking stick, and good balance required.

COST: The $5 per-person fee is covered for registered hikers, and includes access to other resort facilities for the day. Open to the public at other times for a day-use fee of $5, payable at the office.

INFORMATION: Call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727; email info@brodheadwatershed.org.

For information about this and other hikes in the free Get Outdoors Poconos series, please click here!

The hike series is administered by Brodhead Watershed Association and supported by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.

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Jun
15
9:30 AM09:30

Petty’s Island History Hike, Pennsauken, NJ

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Please join NJ Audubon, NJ Natural Lands Trust, Delaware Riverkeeper Network and other organizations in an informative history hike in a soon-to-be State Park not yet accessible by the public!

Explore this gem with local historian and author, Bob Shinn, on a hike through time on Petty’s Island. Hike along the Delaware River where points of interest will bring history to life. Leafless trees will give opportunities for spectacular views of Philadelphia and other significant landmarks.

Registration is REQUIRED for this trip. Details are given upon registration.

Check back 4-6 weeks before the event for registration details, or contact Kelly Wenzel at kelly.wenzel@njaudubon.org to be added to the email list.

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Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Sierra Club Water Defenders Meeting, Bethlehem, PA

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Do you live in the Lehigh Valley and care about water quality? Do you want to learn how you can get more involved in protecting clean water? Become a Water Defender with the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter at this monthly meeting!

The Delaware River Watershed, spanning Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware continues to face new and ongoing challenges every day including erosion and flooding, industrial development, and fracking pressures. By working collectively, residents of the watershed can have a measurable impact, and improve the water quality and habitat for present and future generations. Clean water needs YOUR voice!

Here in the Lehigh Valley, the Sierra Club is building a grassroots network of Water Defenders to advocate for protecting the Lehigh River and its tributaries. Water Defenders are a network of grassroots advocates working in our local communities focused on advocating for the protection of clean water in the Delaware River Watershed.

Come build advocacy, outreach, and leadership skills; explore your local waterways; and connect with other Water Defenders in your community. Join in for socializing, pizza, and clean water advocacy at Illick's Mill in Bethlehem, PA!

For details, contact Rachel Rosenfeld at rachel.rosenfeld@sierraclub.org.

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Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Defending Your Communities from Stormwater and Flooding, Vineland, NJ

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Join the American Littoral Society for an informational session on the serious consequences that flooding and polluted stormwater runoff have for residents of Vineland. They’ll discuss the benefits of Flood Defense programs and how they work, leaving plenty of time for questions at the end.

As frequent flooding continues to pollute our waterways, destroy our homes and businesses, and cost us millions of dollars in damages each year, there's no question that our communities need to establish better ways to manage stormwater issues and invest in green infrastructure. 

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about how much-needed flood defense programs could help us do that and create a path forward for a cleaner, greener, and safer New Jersey.

For more information, please click here!

 

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Jun
13
5:30 PM17:30

49th Environmental Partnership Dinner, Philadelphia, PA

Join PA Environmental Council (PEC) for their Environmental Partnership Dinner!

Regarded as the premier environmental event in Philadelphia and sponsored by dozens of the region’s leading companies, the dinner draws a large and diverse audience of business leaders, lawyers, consultants, environmentalists, academics, and government officials.

The event will commence with a welcome reception and silent auction, followed by the program, and conclude with a “movable feast” of stationed food, open bar, and plenty of networking opportunities. The program continues our tradition of paying tribute to those who have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence, leadership, and accomplishment in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

For more information and registration, please click here!

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Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

Delaware River Signage Stakeholder Meeting, Narrowsburg, NY

Photo: Nicholas Tonelli

Photo: Nicholas Tonelli

Please join Friends of the Upper Delaware, Upper Delaware Council, and CDRW at a stakeholder meeting to discuss proposed locations, design, timeline, and hear your feedback and guidance.

Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR) have prioritized installing watershed-wide signage on roadways along Delaware River watershed boundaries. The goals of such an undertaking are to increase public awareness, sense of place, and encourage stewardship. Roadside signage has existed for years in some of America’s most iconic watersheds including the Chesapeake Bay and the Great Lakes. Yet there is not a single sign in New York State’s portion of the Delaware River alerting travelers they have entered the watershed.

The groups want New Yorkers and those who travel through the great state to know when they have entered the Delaware River watershed. This simple approach to watershed education will help them and their partners achieve their ambitious resource protection objectives for this great river.

For more information and the RSVP, please contact Sandra Meola by June 3 at Sandra.meola@njaudubon.org

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Jun
8
8:30 AM08:30

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, Wilmington, DE

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Please join The Partnership for the Delaware River Estuary for a community charity walk!

On Saturday, June 8th, PDE and over 20 local nonprofits will join together for a 5k and 1 mile charity walk in Wilmington, DE.

This family-friendly event will take place on the Wilmington Riverfront, along the beautiful Christina River.

The primary goal of the Highmark Walk is to help participating organizations raise money for their individual missions. In 2018, the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community raised a record breaking $1.5 million for the 211 participating organizations. All funds raised through this event go to the participating organizations, like Partnership for the Delaware Estuary.

For more information, please click here!

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Jun
7
9:00 AM09:00

Water Management and Policy: Local and Global Perspectives, Dover, DE

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The third and final Human and Climate Series symposium is here! The FREE symposium is title "Water Management and Policy: Local and Global Perspectives" and will be held on Friday, June 7th, 2019 from 9 AM to 4 PM at the DNERR St. Jones Reserve (818 Kitts Hummock Rd, Dover, DE 19901). 

Topics covered will encompass environmental law and policy behind water remediation and management. Speakers for this symposium will be announced shortly. The deadline to register for the Student Poster Competition is Friday, May 24th at 5 PM and the deadline to register for the symposium is Friday, May 31st at 5 PM. Space is limited!

Here is the link to register for the symposium: https://forms.gle/xmWAfGkdSijakKsA6

Check the website, http://www.denin.udel.edu/symposium-series/, for the speakers and agenda.

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Jun
5
10:30 AM10:30

5th Annual Clean Water Rally, Dover, DE

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Please join Delaware Nature Society and Clean Water Delaware for a day of lobbying, followed by celebratory drinks!

Celebrate the amazing role that water plays in the lives of the community and help advocate for healthy waters throughout Delaware! Come along for the new and improved 5th Annual Clean Water Rally - the organizations’ biggest lobby day of the year - to let legislators know why clean water is essential to you.

10:30am - Check In
11:00am - Press Event
12:00pm - House Natural Resources Committee Hearing
1:00pm - Legislative Meetings/Lunch from Natalie's Food Truck (Must be Registered)
3:30pm - Meeting with Governor Carney

A great showing at the Rally will demonstrate that we will continue to fight for clean water until it is a reality for all Delawareans. Registration is required.

They’ll rally on the formal side of Legislative Hall at 11am, enjoy free lunch from Natalie’s Fine Foods Food Truck, and then flood the halls with blue as everyone meets with legislators and then finish off the day with a meeting with Governor Carney!

For more information, please click here!

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Jun
1
1:00 PM13:00

Forest Management for Small Acreages, Bethel, NY

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Join Delaware Highlands Conservancy staff and Catskill Forest Association’s Education Forester for a walk through the forest of the 119-acre Lemons Brook Farm, a protected property near Bethel, NY!

Discussions will include forest health, managing land to meet your goals and objectives, and opportunities to fund land stewardship activities.

Registration is required. $10 for non-members; $5 for members of Delaware Highlands Conservancy or Catskill Forest Association.

To register and for more information, please click here!

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Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Super Mega Volunteer Service Day, Philadelphia, PA

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Help Friends of the Wissahickon celebrate 95 years of conservation stewardship with a fantastic day of cleanup!

Friends of the Wissahickon will be teaming up with community partners to host volunteer opportunities at 10 different trailheads throughout Wissahickon Valley Park. Together, they are going to make these entrances to the park more beautiful and welcoming for all who visit!

Improvements will include cleaning up trash and recycling, removing invasive plants, and planting native trees and flowers.

For more information about this event, and to register, please click here!

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Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Brodhead Watershed Association Native Plant Sale, Tannersville, PA

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Local gardeners just can’t go wrong at Brodhead Watershed Association’s annual Native Plant Sale. To be held Saturday, May 31 to June 1, 2019, the popular sale will feature environmentally responsible flowers and shrubs sure to flourish in area gardens. The sale will be held at Pocono Township Fire Company’s “carnival building” on Route 611, Tannersville.

On Friday, May 31st from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. there is also a members-only preview sale. Join BWA at the sale to receive first pick of the most sought-after plants, as well as a 10% discount! The membership discount also applies to Saturday.

“This year’s sale will be the biggest and best. We’ll have over 100 different varieties of perennials totaling over 1,000 plants,” said Deb Mattie of Paradise Township, sale organizer. There will also be a selection of trees and shrubs.

The majority of the plants are deer resistant and expert gardeners will also be available to answer questions and help choose the appropriate plants for your garden. The Penn State Master Gardeners will also host a display booth and presentation for those wishing more in-depth information about greener gardening.

Click here for more information and full list of plants that will be available.

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Jun
1
to Jun 2

Green Eggs and Sand Aquatic Curriculum Workshop, Stone Harbor, NJ

Please join the NJ Department of Environmental Protection in learning about horseshoe crabs and shorebirds in its annual Green Eggs & Sand workshop!

During the full and new moon events in May and June, thousands of horseshoe crabs come ashore to spawn, primarily in Delaware Bay. It is also during this time when migrating shorebirds descend upon the beaches to rest and feed on the horseshoe crab eggs before continuing onto their breeding grounds. This interaction between horseshoe crab, shorebird and humans is what lays the ground works for the Green Eggs & Sand (GE&S) workshop.

The GE&S workshop is a two-day workshop focusing on promoting understanding the issues, the science and the management of the horseshoe crab/shorebird controversy. Workshop participants learn from top researchers and natural managers in the field, as well as get to participate in a horseshoe crab count.

While GE&S is primarily geared towards educators and students in biological fields, and will give registration preference to them, its doors are open to all willing to learn.

While Stone Harbor is just outside the Delaware River Watershed, horseshoe crabs and shorebirds focused on in the workshop live and spawn in the Delaware Bay, which is an important part of the watershed.

For more information about lodging and registration, please click here!

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May
31
to Jun 7

Schuylkill River Sojourn, Schuylkill River, PA

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Please join Schuylkill River Greenways NHA in their annual sojourn down the Schuylkill River!

The Schuylkill River Sojourn is a 7-day, 112-mile guided canoe/kayak trip. Participants paddle 14-18 miles per day, making stops for lunch and water breaks. They are provided with three meals a day, a place to camp, programs at lunch & evening stops, gear transportation, and shuttle service back to their cars at the end of each day. 

Both full trip & partial trip registration is open. Hurry. Days fill fast!

For more information, like itineraries and rentals, please click here!

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May
23
6:00 PM18:00

2019 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony, Philadelphia, PA

The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony is the region’s only award that celebrates and elevates green stormwater infrastructure projects and innovations, the triple bottom line benefits of a nature-based approach to stormwater management, and the partners who bring these projects to life in the Greater Philadelphia Area. The region’s industry professionals, developers and property owners, government and non-profit institutions and decision makers will network and celebrate together on May 23 at FringeArts in Philadelphia.

Join the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia for this event.

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May
23
to May 27

Memorial Day Weekend in the Delaware Water Gap, Dingmans Ferry, PA

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Join the Appalachian Mountain Club for an extended Memorial Day camping, biking, paddling, and hiking weekend getaway in the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area.

The Delaware Water Gap is a water gap on the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania where the Delaware River cuts through a large ridge of the Appalachian Mountains. The gap constitutes the southern portion of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, which is used primarily for recreational purposes.

Remember that registration in advance is required.

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May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Streambank Restoration at Camel's Hump Farm, Bethlehem, PA

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Looking for an opportunity to be outside, volunteer, and get your hands dirty -- all while improving the health of the Monocacy Creek, a high-quality, cold water tributary of the Lehigh River?

Join Sierra Club PA's Water Defenders at Camel's Hump Farm on the Johnston Estate for a Stewardship Sunday to assist the Friends of Johnston, a volunteer-based nonprofit, with an important restoration project. We'll learn all about streambank restoration techniques and help them install bank stabilization, live stakes, and plant native trees and shrubs in order to protect and restore natural stream banks.

No experience necessary. Dress appropriately, and bring gloves and waterproof boots. Refreshments will be provided.

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May
18
8:00 AM08:00

A Walk in the Woods that Work for Warblers, Dingmans Ferry, PA

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A cerulean warbler weighs as much as a paper clip. Lately, the tiny yet mighty warblers have been flying more than 4,000 miles from the Andes Mountains, destined for the Pocono forests.

On Saturday, May 18, Brodhead Watershed Association will host a guided hike to show interested bird lovers where to welcome the springtime arrivals. In a large Special Management Area in Delaware State Forest, the trees are managed for the benefit of cerulean and other warblers. Dr. Jeff Larkin, an expert on forest bird ecology, will lead a hike through the area and explain why the birds call this place their summer home.

On one side of the trail, the woods are tall and dense with saplings and older trees. Far below, beavers have dammed an unnamed creek to form a gleaming pond. On the other side, the woods are open and sunlit. There is a scattering of mature trees and a rich new undergrowth of blackberry and shrubby regrowth sprouting from the stumps of felled oaks, against the backdrop of high rock bluff. Perfect warbler habitat. And perfect for a springtime Saturday morning hike.

This event is FREE, but registration in advance is required. Full directions will be given upon registration. This hike takes place during spring gobbler/turkey season. Wear orange.

To register, call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727; email info@brodheadwatershed.org. For information about this and other hikes in the free Get Outdoors Poconos series, go to brodheadwatershed.org/gopoconos. The hike series is administered by Brodhead Watershed Association and supported by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.

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May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Rain Barrel Make & Take, Bridgeton, NJ

Come join American Littoral Society and Upper Deerfield Environmental Commission on May 16th to learn how to build a rain barrel for your home. Rain barrels attach to your roof gutter and collect rain water to use in your garden and yard. All participants will get to make a rain barrel to take home. Please indicate if you are attending with someone from the same household. More information is located in the Facebook event.

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May
16
to May 18

2019 Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference, Monroe County, PA

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Please join PA Land Trust Association and numerous other sponsors in their annual PA Land Conservation Conference this spring in the Pocono Mountains!

The PA Land Conservation Conference is the state’s annual training, networking, and inspirational event for those involved in private and public land conservation.

There are multiple different presentations on a variety of conservation topics planned over the three day course of the event, as well as lunches and dinner receptions provided.

An agenda on all this year’s presentations, lodging details, and exhibition guidelines for non-profit and for-profit organizations can be found on the conference webpage by clicking here!

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May
15
5:30 PM17:30

Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony and Reception, Philadelphia, PA

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Please join Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc. in celebrating some clean water heroes!

The annual Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony and Reception is TTF’s opportunity to recognize the extraordinary clean water work people are doing across the Delaware River Watershed!

Be inspired by the stories of watershed heroes, meet TTF’s Partner Alliance, and network with water leaders from across our region. Enjoy a menu of local treats at the iconic Globe Dye Works.

For more information, please click here!

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May
15
1:00 PM13:00

Green Infrastructure: A Triple Bottom Line Approach to Environmental Justice, Webinar

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PC: Washington Environmental Council

This Jersey Water Works webinar, Green Infrastructure: A Triple Bottom Line Approach to Environmental Justice, is open to the public.

Register today to hear Stacey Eriksen, EPA Region 8, and Andy Kricun, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, discuss how green infrastructure can bring environmental, economic, and social benefits to the communities that need them the most. This online event is on Wednesday, May 15, at 1:00 pm.

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May
15
to May 17

Blackwater Branch Tree Planting, Vineland, NJ

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Join the American Littoral Society, the Vineland Environmental Commission, and the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador to plant a riparian buffer of 1,100 trees next to Blackwater Branch, a tributary of Maurice River in the Delaware River Watershed. Volunteers are needed.

Riverbanks with native trees, shrubs, and flowers are the most cost-effective restoration projects we can implement in the Delaware River Watershed. Restoring riverbank trees and shrubs, which were cut and removed over the years, is an important step toward improved water cleanliness, more stable riverbanks, and better fish and wildlife habitat for our rivers. 

Participants should bring sunscreen and shoes that can get dirty & wet.

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