People and Places

Beneath the belly of the Battleship New Jersey

To speak of the USS New Jersey is to speak in superlatives: The most decorated battleship in American history. It...
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Amid a tide of development, can Philadelphia’s Graffiti Pier be preserved?

Tucked away in the Polish neighborhood of Port Richmond, on the other side of the I-95 divide, Graffiti Pier juts...
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Philly faces a big dig to get the lead out

Note: This article first appeared in Grid magazine. It is republished with permission. Across the country, civil engineers and water...
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Residents get the skinny on the Skinners Falls Bridge

The potential future of the Skinners Falls Bridge, which connects Sullivan County in New York with Wayne County in Pennsylvania,...
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The ‘Big Think’ with Michele Long

A series of conversations with people who have worked in and for the watershed, sharing their expertise and knowledge. Here's...
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Battleship New Jersey is sent to dry dock with flourish and fanfare

Tugboats performed a balletic maneuver on the Delaware River in Camden, N.J., on Thursday to redirect the most decorated battleship...
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Manayunk Canal reopening will improve water quality but prevent people’s access

In 2021, Ken Conly, director at large for the Philadelphia Canoe Club, was paddling a stretch of the Schuylkill River...
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Non-profit makes strides to restore the Delaware Canal

A nonprofit group has taken steps toward its goal of restoring the Delaware Canal by securing a $75,000 grant and...
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Pennsylvania DEP awards more than $500,000 in project funding to protect Delaware Estuary Coastal Zone

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $573,000 to 10 projects to protect and restore the Delaware...
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Marist College students create a video about New York City’s reservoirs

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How the town of Cannonsville became the Cannonsville Reservoir

In the 1960s, the town of Cannonsville and four of its neighboring communities were razed.  A total of 1,000 residents...
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