A Flight Along the Delaware River: Our History, Our Watershed

Come fly with me, the song went, and we’re hitching a ride on a plane to get a bird’s-eye view of the Delaware River, from its beginnings as streams in the Catskills in New York, past the New York City reservoirs, to Hancock where the “real” river is born, down to the Delaware Water Gap, on to the River Towns and where Washington crossed the Delaware. Then the urban core and its ports in Trenton, Philly, Camden and Wilmington. Then the river starts to widen and even at plane height, you can’t see both sides of the Delaware Bay. It’s really breathtaking!

This video took four years to come together (thank you Covid) and needed partners like the pilots who freely gave their time from LightHawk, and The Lenfest Institute for Journalism, the Delaware River Basin Commission and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary.

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