People and Places
New Tocks Island book chronicles local grassroots opposition
By Chris Mele | May 12, 2023
The way David Pierce looks at it, the failed effort to dam a part of the Delaware River more than...
Delaware River and Bay Authority plans a new ferry fleet
By Octavia Feliciano | April 21, 2023
Every year, the fleet of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry transports about 800,000 passengers and close to 300,000 vehicles across a...
NYCDEP looks to assuage fears about the Delaware Aqueduct shutdown
By Meg McGuire | April 13, 2023
The date for the Delaware Aqueduct shutdown still stands at Oct. 1 but if meteorological conditions aren't right, there's a...
Two Delaware Bay communities positioned to get federal investment
Armed with three studies, places like Milford and Slaughter Beach can make their case for investment and not be outgunned by larger communities.
By Meg McGuire | April 11, 2023
More than a dozen partners have put their collective shoulders to the wheel to allow two Delaware communities to fight...
Full steam ahead for the Delaware Aqueduct shutdown
The public is invited to three New York City DEP presentations on its repair plans for the fall.
By Meg McGuire | March 16, 2023
The temporary shutdown of the Delaware Aqueduct that was postponed last year is scheduled to happen on Oct. 1, and...
Restoring the (other) artwork of Washington crossing the Delaware
Money is being raised to restore a 1921 mural of Washington's crossing for the nation’s 250th birthday in three years.
By Octavia Feliciano | March 15, 2023
While looking into the history of Washington Crossing Historic Park for a book she was working on, Pat Millen discovered...
Population served by the Delaware River Basin jumps by 600,000
New census figures reveal that 14.2 million people are served by the basin
By Meg McGuire | February 17, 2023
The Delaware River Basin serves a population of 14.2 million people, up from 13.6 million based on population figures from...
‘The Big Think’ with Andrew Johnson
A series of conversations with people who have worked in and for the watershed, sharing their expertise and knowledge
By Meg McGuire | February 6, 2023
Andrew Johnson was an environmental grant-maker at the William Penn Foundation from 2001-21 and oversaw its Watershed Protection Program for...
Mammoth industrial park planned near Delaware River could transform Slate Belt
River Pointe Commerce Park, with 13 warehouse-sized buildings of more than 6 million square feet, represents the largest project in the Lehigh Valley perhaps ever, planners say
By Chris Mele | January 24, 2023
Head east on I-80 from Stroudsburg, Pa., in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Poconos – once renowned for lovers’ resorts featuring...
$500,000 grant to help the Neversink River
A National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant will be used to develop a watershed management plan
By Meg McGuire | January 19, 2023
The Sullivan County (N.Y.) Planning Division has received a $500,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to develop...
More than $235 million in revenue tied to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
An economic impact report finds it also supports more than 2,600 jobs
By Octavia Feliciano | January 18, 2023
Tourism tied to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area generated more than $235 million for local businesses, supported 2,686...
A January plunge into the Delaware for a good cause
Dozens came out for the Port Polar Plunge to support the Port Jervis Fire Department and, from the sound of all the laughter, had a good time doing it.
By Meg McGuire | January 17, 2023
Why? Sure, taking a dip in the almost-freezing Delaware River to raise money for the Special Ops Team of the...