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.
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?
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!
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.
Each year, the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed appoints four "leads" -- one for each of the river's four border states -- to amplify the needs of the Delaware River at the state and local level and join with the CDRW to meet with members of Congress to present the needs of the watershed as a whole.
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.
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.