Anti-fracking protestors

You might have heard the whoop of joy from environmentalists all over the Delaware River watershed on Monday, Sept. 27, as the news seeped out that the PennEast Pipeline was abandoning its seven-year battle to ship fracked Marcellus Shale gas from Pennsylvania across the Delaware River to New Jersey. Perhaps the loudest cheers came from…

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river view from a kayak

It’s NewsMatch time again…and Delaware Currents exists because of it! NewsMatch, which works to strengthen the fundraising capabilities of nonprofit newsrooms and promote giving to journalism, will match any donation to Delaware Currents dollar for dollar up to $1,000 during November and December.  Your contributions are meaningful any time of year but they take on an…

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Olney Culture lab to receive Nonprofit Steward Award

The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership honored its watershed heroes for the 10th year at its Annual Watershed Milestones Ceremony, recognizing individuals and organizations that have supported clean water efforts in the watershed community. Honorees include outstanding volunteers, a local educator and corporate and nonprofit stewards who have made an impact in the watershed. They joined a community of more than…

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Peter Kolesar

Kolesar is Professor Emeritus at Columbia University and Special Research Scholar in the Water Center of Columbia’s Earth Institute, but better known in the Upper Delaware River for his work on the water released from New York City’s reservoirs, and the effects of this on the upper river ecosystem, especially on cold-water-loving trout. “The Lee…

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Anti-fracking protestors

Quietly and without fanfare, PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC announced on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 that it was abandoning its seven-year battle to ship fracked Marcellus Shale gas from Pennsylvania across the Delaware River to New Jersey. The proposed pipeline’s 116-mile route would have started in Luzerne County, Pa., and run through Carbon, Northampton and Bucks…

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East Branch of the Delaware River in Hancock, N.Y.

The Upper Delaware Council will celebrate those who have enhanced the quality of life or protected the resources of the Upper Delaware River Valley at an awards ceremony on Sept. 12. New York State Senator Mike Martucci, Republican of the 42nd District, will be the keynote speaker. The following recipients will be honored: *Distinguished Service…

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There was an alphabet soup represented on the shores of the Delaware last week: the FUDR, the NYCDEP, the CDRW and the NYLCV. Oh, and the TPL! They were all gathered there for one thing: M-O-N-E-Y. Progress has been made on the federal level getting money back to the upper river, now it’s the turn…

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So, the good news? New Jersey has finally owned up to its responsibility to fund the Delaware River Basin Commission at $893,000. To review: The Delaware River Basin Commission is the regulatory agency charged by the four river states — New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware — and the federal government to be “in charge”…

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Here’s a terrifying prediction about drownings in the two National Park units on the Delaware River: According to the data: Our next victim will be a 27-year-old male from NJ. He will drown while swimming in the river without a lifejacket on a Saturday afternoon in July or August. It will happen between 3 and…

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