Fish and Wildlife

Watergate wetlands are restored in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Animals and plants are expected to thrive after dams and ponds were removed and parts of Van Campens Brook restored

When the National Park Service studied visitation at the Watergate Recreation Site in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area...
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EPA sides with environmental groups
It demands that the DRBC speed up the process to improve the water quality of the Delaware River.

The Environmental Protection Agency has handed a surprise victory to environmental groups that were arguing for faster action to raise...
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One-year pause on harvesting female horseshoe crabs in Delaware Bay  
Endangered red knots rely on the crabs’ eggs to fuel their migration

A regulatory agency last week issued a one-year reprieve on the harvesting of female horseshoe crabs in the Delaware Bay,...
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Draft of DRBC’s plan to clean the Delaware is finally here

As with so many documents from the Delaware River Basin Commission, the title of the Draft Attainability Report released on...
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Looking for healthy bugs
DRBC’s biomonitoring team investigates the Upper Delaware

The Upper Delaware was looking every inch “special” recently when a team from the Delaware River Basin Commission investigated its...
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Turning kids into eager anglers for trout
FUDR Bill Canfield Fly Fishing School

The first sounds you hear as you get close to this idyllic spot on the famed Beaverkill River is hooting...
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Art exhibit underscores mussels’ vital role in the Delaware River
“Freshwater,” at the Cherry Street Pier in Philadelphia, marries art and science

If you’re strolling through Cherry Street Pier in Philadelphia this summer, you’re bound to run into something you wouldn’t expect:...
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Future of horseshoe crabs in Delaware Bay in the cross-hairs, activists say
Fewer female crabs mean fewer eggs, which is bad news for red knot birds

Horseshoe crabs, those crawly creatures that look like they belong in an “Alien” movie, have survived for hundreds of millions...
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Wild celery grass restoration underway in the Delaware Estuary
The plant is both an indicator of water quality and an improver of it

In a small classroom at the Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium in Camden, N.J., the early stages of...
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Ta-DA! First big step in getting the Delaware River cleaner

Where are the fireworks? Marching bands? The scientific and engineering work that could well give us a significantly cleaner Delaware...
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Ramps-U-Pick offer a taste of these fleeting spring greens
Forest farming for ramps

With the trees still bare, the spring sunlight catches patches of green among the brown leaf litter on the forest...
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