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Building watershed resiliency in the Upper Delaware River region

 

This is a "Storify" report: a collection of Tweets from a workshop sponsored by the Pinchot Institute and Friends of the Upper Delaware, and hosted by the Sullivan County Division of Planning & Environmental Management and The Nature Conservancy New York Chapter. First up, Stephanie Dalke who works at the Pinchot Institute for Conservation and Common Waters ...

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