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    DELAWARE CURRENTS ON WJFF-FM

    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.

Looking across the Musconetcong River in Asbury, N.J. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

Grants plant the seed for projects to grow in the watershed
Conservation fund aids on-the-ground improvements

The Musconetcong Watershed Association is building partnerships and projects with the help of the federally funded Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund.

An aerial view of the site in Gibbstown, N.J., where an expansion of its port facilities could lead to exportation of LNG transported from Pennsylvania. Photo credit:Tim Larsen/NJ Attorney General

Liquified natural gas project in Gibbstown panned as unsafe

A contentious expansion of a dock in Gibbstown, N.J. that would encourage transportation of LNG from Pa, over road or rail to the site in NJ is awaiting a decision from the Delaware River Basin Commission.

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DRBC continues to be underfunded in demanding times

The Delaware River’s most significant regulatory agency, the Delaware River Basin Commission has, once again, only received about half of the money promised to it by the states and the federal government representative that created it in 1961.

Congressman Antonio Delgado (N.Y.) is the watershed's New York State congressman who writes in this op-ed from Tuesday's Washington Post about his experiences as a black man in America and the power of love and democracy.

Delgado: I still support a Delaware River Congressional Caucus

Play Video The 8th Annual (Virtual) Delaware River Watershed Forum opened with a town hall-style meeting with U.S. Rep Antonio Delgado (NY-17). Friends of the Upper Delaware Executive Director Jeff Skelding hosted the meeting, and highlighted a question I’ve been asking for a while: What about a Delaware River Congressional Caucus?

Looking north to the Delaware Water Gap (N.J. on the right, Pa. on the left) from the Portland-Columbia Pedestrian Bridge. The now disused Delaware River Viaduct crosses the river in the center of the photo. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

Conference season is ZOOOMING upon us

Fall is conference season in the Delaware watershed and they provide lots of ways to stay up-to-date with current research and projects, with a twist: Covid is making them all virtual so there are likely some you could attend without having the expense of overnight accommodation!

A tree lies across the Delaware Canal after Tropical Storm Isaias. PHOTO BY DCNR STAFF

Group dowsing for money to water the Delaware Canal

The Delaware Canal State Park is 60 miles long and 188 years old — two good reasons to work for its upkeep. A new organization — Delaware Canal 21 — is working at building partnerships and gathering ideas to set it on firm financial footing for the next 188 years.

The poster for the movie "My Friend the Mayor" shows Sean Strub electioneering for the mayor's job in Milford, Pa

Bridging the divide: Milford, Pa., mayor shows us how
Here's something worth watching

Here’s a movie that will lift your spirits: How Sean Strub found supporters from all sides of our political differences to win his mayoral election.

In a 2019 photo, Eileen Reed (standing) of Newtown celebrates the vote of the Falls Township Board of Supervisors against Elcon Recycling, a chemical wastewater processing plant proposed for Fairless Hills. For almost five years, Bucks County residents have banded together to protest the plant, which, if approved, would be owned and run by an Israel-based company.

Elcon withdraws application for large hazardous wastewater plant in Bucks County

[This article was originally published by The Philadelphia Inquirer] Israel-based Elcon Recycling Services has withdrawn its application to build a large facility in Falls Township that would have processed up to 210,000 tons of liquid chemical waste annually for recycling, according to a notice the company filed Thursday. “The current business climate, including the impacts of…

 A competitor for the state wakeboarding championship. PHOTO BY JANE PRIMERANO

Lake Hopatcong battles algae and aquatic weeds

Lake Hopatcong braces for summer and lots of fingers are crossed that it can evade the Harmful Algae Blooms that can squash lake activity.

One of the original “summer cottages” on Lake Hopatcong is The Castle on Edgemere Avenue in Mount Arlington.
PHOTO BY JANE PRIMERANO

Protecting Lake Hopatcong through the decades

Lake Hopatcong is New Jersey’s largest lake and has lots of people and institutions and governments interested in protecting its health.