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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.

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COVID-19 has shut down hundreds of cleanups, leaving parks and waterways filthy

[This article was originally published by The Philadelphia Inquirer.] Each year, people throughout Philly and the region emerge from winter and eagerly flock to green spaces, blissfully unaware that they all look so clean because thousands of volunteers have cleaned them. This year, that’s not the case, and it shows as litter — some of it…

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Cooper River is first urban waterway in N.J. to get upgraded protection

[This article was originally published by The Philadelphia Inquirer] New Jersey has upgraded the protection status of 600 miles of rivers and streams, including a two-mile stretch of the Cooper River as it runs through Camden, making it the first urban waterway with such stringent safeguards in place. The state’s Department of Environmental Protection adopted the…

The Musconetcong flows toward the Delaware, as seen from the Hampton Bridge. PHOTO BY JANE PRIMERANO

Housing plan stirs concern about pollution in the Musconetcong River

The waste-.treatment facility for a proposed 333-unit development near the Musconetcong River in Hampton, N.J., may affect its water quality

The Delaware River Basin Commission meeting Sept. 11, 2019 at Mercer County Community College, from left: Pam Bush, Commission Secretary and Asst. Gen. Counsel; Kenneth Warren, Gen. Counsel; Bryan Ashby, Delaware; Kenneth Kosinski, New York; Steve Tambini, Ex. Dir., DRBC; LTC David Park, U.S.A.C.E.; Aneca Atkinson, Pa.; Jeffrey Hoffman, New Jersey PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

Maybe it’s time to have a bake sale for the DRBC
Editorial report

Here we go again: Why does the DRBC get shortchanged when its work is important to four states and the federal government? And it’s the feds that are the real deadbeats, owing the DRBC more than $15,000,000 over 21 years.

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…