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    Meg McGuire is a regular guest on WJFF's program "Making Waves." The show is on every Monday at 8 p.m., Meg is on every third Monday to talk about current issues on the Delaware.

Kevin Best of Hockessin stands among phragmites as he helps artist Sarah Kavage to harvest the invasive plant for an upcoming art project in the Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge near Wilmington. (Photo: WILLIAM BRETZGER, DELAWARE NEWS JOURNAL)

Could climate change shift the conversation on this invasive species?

[This article was originally published by The Delaware News Journal in partnership with WHYY.] On some summer mornings during Delaware’s prime beach season, Todd Fritchman can be spotted running along the sandy shores of the Atlantic Ocean or coaching squads of Baywatch look-a-likes on rip currents and rescues in Dewey Beach. But when his towel is hanging…

Rabbi Michael Singer from Congregation Brith Sholom; the Rev. Dr. Larry D. Pickens, Lehigh Conference of Churches; Ustadh Amjad Tarsin from Al-Maqasid and Rachel Rosenfeld, Sierra Club Pennsylvania PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

‘The Water We Share’: Religious Leaders Make a Call to Action

No matter what your religous affilation, there’s a scriptural basis for environmental action to protect our water, according to religious leaders who spoke at the annual dinner of the Lehigh Dialogue Center, held at the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley.

Kenneth Powley, owner of Whitewater Challengers, at the Francis E. Walter Dam and Reservoir in White Haven, Pa. Boaters, anglers, and residents are concerned about a study the dam's owner, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is conducting that could lead to changes in water flow. PHOTO BY FRANK KUMMER

Whitewater fans fear change at Lehigh dam, wonder why New York City is involved

Businesses that rely on releases from the F.E. Walter Dam are worried about its future — worried that a review of the current use of the dam by its manager — the U.S.A.C.E. — might impact those releases.

Tower of F.E. Walter Dam, subject of U.S.A.C.E. study and a crowded meeting to discuss that study on Jan. 9, 2019. PHOTO BY KURT BRESSWEIN FOR LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM

500 people pack meeting on using Lehigh River dam to combat drought

The F.E.Walter Dam on the Lehigh River is managed by the U.S.A.C.E., and it is undertaking a study to reevaluate its use — causing a hubbub in the communities in its watershed.

F.E. Walter Dam and Reservoir traps and holds the water of the upper Lehigh River in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

Meeting Thursday on F.E. Walter Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are reviewing the operations of the F.E. Walter Dam in a three-year study and are holding a public meeting about the study on Jan 9, 2020 in White Haven, PA

The Six Weeks of NewsMatch:<br>Week No. 3

The Six Weeks of NewsMatch:
Week No. 3

On the third Monday of every month, I’m on the radio! It’s a small public radio station — WJFF — much like Delaware Currents is: small but important. The community for WJFF is mostly the residents where it broadcasts: two of our four watershed states, way up in the upper watershed, in Sullivan and Delaware…

A surprise guest at a recent Water Quality Advisory Committee meeting! Serge the Sturgeon wants to make sure the Delaware River is a good place to raise his kids. GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION BY CELIA HELFRICH

Complex computer modeling assesses Delaware River health
Third in a series: dissolved oxygen and the Atlantic sturgeon

Because the Delaware River is so much cleaner, the Atlantic sturgeon, an endangered species, has returned. Sometimes, in some areas of the river, there’s not enough oxygen for their young to thrive. The Delaware River Basin Commission is working on a model to see what’s needed to support those young fish.

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Take a tour through the Delaware Water Gap, the crown jewel that nearly disappeared

[This article was originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer.] Fog snaked its way through the Delaware Water Gap on an early October morning, just like the river beneath it, clouding the view from the summit of Mount Tammany, the New Jersey peak that forms the gap’s eastern side. Blue jays shrieked and red-tailed hawks made…

Bridget Brady from the Delaware Riverkeeper Network addresses the Delaware River Basin Commission on Dec. 11, 2019. Lots of green head bands that say: No PennEast. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

DRBC listens to long list of problems with PennEast and many demands to shut down its application

Lots of people and organizations spoke out against the PennEast Pipeline at the Dec. 11, 2019 meeting of rthe Delaware River Basin Commission.

Fog shrouds the gap in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Areas. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

Feds eye entrance fees for Delaware Water Gap park

The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is proposing entrance fees to help it deal with crowding and high demand for campsites.