Giving city communities the chance to get to know the waterways all around us

WHYY asked five individuals to tell us about their visions for the Delaware River Watershed — what it is, and what it could be.  Keisha Scovens is the co-founder, with sister Tarsha Scovens, of Let’s Go Outdoors, whose mission it is to connect city communities to outdoor experiences. My twin sister, Tarsha, and I grew up in South…
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U.S.Rep. Antonio Delgado announces Delaware River Watershed Congressional Caucus

The Delaware River Watershed Congressional Caucus was announced today on a wet field in Callicoon, N.Y., by U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado (NY-19.) As one of the speakers at today’s press conference, Sullivan County Legislative Chairman Robert Doherty said, referring to Delgado: “Promises made, promises kept.” This is what Doherty is talking about — a response…
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LNG From Pennsylvania to New Jersey: 400 Tanker Trucks a Day

A plan to bring liquified natural gas from Wyalusing, Pa., to a port in Gibbstown, N.J., has focused largely on the potential hazards of transporting as much as 3 million gallons of the highly flammable product at a time by rail. But the project sponsor also has plans to send as many as 400 tanker…
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Seeing the Delaware from Camden, and interacting for its betterment and our own

WHYY asked five individuals to tell us about their visions for the Delaware River Watershed — what it is, and what it could be. Adriana Amador-Chacon is a Camden resident who, over the years, has grown a strong connection toward the arts and learning more about the environment. As a child, she was known for either being…
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Facts vs. opinion on the F.E. Water Dam study
Editorial Report

Editor’s note: The Francis E. Walter Dam Reevaluation Study is being conducted by the operators of the dam — the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — and two co-sponsors, the Delaware River Basin Commission and New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection, which will pay half the cost of the $2.6 million study. The purpose,…
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How better access to Philly’s two rivers could open spaces of welcome on now-hidden shorelines

Stacy Levy is an artist who works with rain, urban tides, and watersheds. She has created temporary and permanent works in Philadelphia, New York, Seattle, Phoenix, Tampa, Miami, San Antonio, and Fayetteville, Arkansas. She has been awarded the Henry Meigs Environmental Leadership Award, the Penn Future Award for Women in Conservation, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts.
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How the Upper Delaware River unites many into one community

WHYY asked five individuals to tell us about their visions for the Delaware River Watershed — what it is, and what it could be. Steven Schwartz has been involved in various conservation and environmental projects over the last 15 years. Currently, he is leading the Upper Delaware Knotweed landscape scale research and management project sponsored by Friends…
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Next step in cleaning the Lower Delaware comes with a hefty price tag

Hey, rubber, meet the road.  There’s no one who doesn’t want the Delaware River to be as clean as possible, but the next step comes with a hefty price tag — from $1.5 million for Trenton and as high as $3 billion for Philadelphia.  These could be the bills for an upgrade to the 12…
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Opponents of Pennsylvania-New Jersey LNG Plan Cheer Federal Ruling

Critics of a plan to transport liquefied natural gas from northeastern Pennsylvania to a port on the Delaware River in New Jersey welcomed a recent federal ruling that they say could put up significant regulatory speed bumps – or possibly derail the project altogether. The ruling, by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, involved an LNG facility…
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Dam removal leads to rebirth of the Paulins Kill

Once upon a time, dams were essential for "powering" a community, even though they interfered with the natural working of rivers. The Columbia Dam on the Paulins Kill in N.J. was taken down last year and the river is adjusting nicely!
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It must be Spring: National Park Service closes River Road for amphibians

Every spring, the National Park Service closes River Road some nights to ensure the amphibians crossing to get to their breeding grounds in the nearby wetlands don't get flattened by cars. PHOTO FROM NPS
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