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Draft of DRBC’s plan to clean the Delaware is finally here

As with so many documents from the Delaware River Basin Commission, the title of the Draft Attainability Report released on Friday does not give any indication of what this could mean for the Delaware River. Its official title is: Aquatic Life Designated Use Analysis of Attainability Report. It is a review of how we can…

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Accurate Reporting Takes Time and Persistence

Editor’s note: This is a free newsletter that was sent to subscribers. To sign up for the newsletters, email us. Dear reader, We’re going to be sending out a newsletter once a week, with any luck, and we’re planning it for Thursdays. Today, I’ve asked my stalwart freelancer (and husband) to give you a little behind-the-…

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Delaware River watershed comes alive at Philly museum
Exhibits at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University offer immersive lessons

Note: This is the second part of a two-part series about exhibits at Philadelphia museums that focus on the Delaware River watershed, water quality and how to keep our rivers healthy and thriving. Exhibits at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University now on display are a wonderland for water nerds. Not an environmental…

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Philly museums highlight life downstream and on the Delaware
Visit the Science History Institute and Independence Seaport Museum

Note: This is one part of a two-part series about exhibits at Philadelphia museums that focus on the Delaware River watershed, water quality and how to keep our rivers healthy and thriving. For those interested in learning more about water protection and quality, particularly as it relates to the Delaware River, be sure to visit…

Meg McGuire

What I discovered snorkeling in the Delaware

Editor’s note: This is a free newsletter that was sent to subscribers this month. To sign up for the newsletters, email us. I know, I know, I know. How crazy is it that I’ve been hip-deep (and deeper) in all things Delaware River for the past seven years and I’ve never been IN the Delaware? On…

34th Annual Upper Delaware River award winners

34th Annual Upper Delaware River Awards
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Smart Trash Boom

Experimental device to take aim at plastics in the Delaware
Smart Trash Boom, which is specially designed to work in the heavily trafficked river, is expected to be tested in 2023

A new weapon is set to be tested next year in the battle against plastics pollution that can accommodate the heavily trafficked Delaware River, an experimental device known as Smart Trash Boom, spearheaded by a Utah-based company. Company officials say the device is well suited to waterways like the Delaware that are frequented by container…

Plastics pollution

Delaware River is largest source of plastics pollution in North America, report says
The study is one of several efforts to call attention to the issue

Amid continuing efforts to curb plastics in the Delaware River, a study finds that the river, among all the waterways in North America, is the leading source of macroplastics pollution in the Atlantic Ocean. The 2021 peer-reviewed study identified the top 1,000 river inputs worldwide that are conduits for 80 percent of the plastic pollution…

Biomonitoring team on the Upper Delaware River

Looking for healthy bugs
DRBC’s biomonitoring team investigates the Upper Delaware

The Upper Delaware was looking every inch “special” recently when a team from the Delaware River Basin Commission investigated its waters not far from the Roebling Bridge. Biological monitoring is conducted every two years — when possible — to determine if anything has changed. All 197 miles of the Delaware River from Hancock, N.Y., to…

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It’s been a minute…
Catching up from a busy summer

Editor’s note: This is a free newsletter that was sent to subscribers this month. To sign up for the newsletters, email us Geez, Labor Day has come and gone! Hope your summers were great. I had some fun stuff and then COVID. Luckily, with vaccinations and boosters, it wasn’t horrible but it does have some…