The Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed was formed in 2012 to raise awareness of the river and its surrounding landscape by bringing together groups already working to restore degraded resources, safeguard vulnerable assets, and educate their communities.

 

What We Do

The Coalition brings together nongovernmental organizations working throughout the Delaware River Watershed to network, share information, and coordinate efforts and advocacy. Together, we are committed to protecting and restoring the Delaware River, its tributaries, and more than 13,500 square miles of forests, wetlands, communities, and other distinctive landscapes in the Watershed so that clean water and valued resources can be here for generations to come.

 

Our Mission

To unite organizations working in the Delaware River Watershed and enhance their capacity to effectively advocate for protecting and restoring the Delaware River Basin.

We achieve this mission by coordinating communications, messages, and actions to foster accountability at the federal, state, and local levels.

2016 Annual Member Meeting at Tulpehaking Nature Center in Trenton, NJ.

2016 Annual Member Meeting at Tulpehaking Nature Center in Trenton, NJ.


Membership

The Coalition is made up of numerous organizations working throughout the four-state Delaware River Watershed to protect and restore one of America's great river basins. Members range in size and reach from local groups on the front lines of Watershed protection, to organizations that work on regional, state, and national levels. Membership is free and open to non-governmental organizations committed to seeking improved Delaware River Watershed policy and protection. We believe there's a new future for our Watershed, and the work of our members will bring us there.

Benefits of membership:

  • Opportunity to raise the profile of issues related to the Delaware River Watershed
  • Access to coordinated advocacy and communications efforts, including sign-on letters and outreach to decision-makers.
  • Network of organizations working throughout the Watershed
  • Connection to regional, state, and national initiatives.
  • Access to important public policy updates that affect the Watershed

To learn more about how to become a member, visit our Members page.


By coordinating voices and actions across the Watershed, the Coalition is able to focus attention on the shared priorities of its members.

3rd Annual Delaware River Watershed Forum attendees hear from U.S. Representative John C. Carney.

3rd Annual Delaware River Watershed Forum attendees hear from U.S. Representative John C. Carney.

Photograph by Ed Yakovich.