The purpose of the Lower Delaware Management Committee is to remind participating agencies of the plan goals, provide oversight and guidance to participating agencies, and through those agencies to other organizations. It is not to assume any regulatory functions. Meetings are to be structured around the goals, open to anyone, and to have agendas and notices provided in advance. Activities of the committee will be coordinated by the Delaware River Greenway Partnership.
The functions of the committee include: prioritizing goals; setting timetables; providing education on river management actions; acting as a watch dog/sheep dog; encouraging other agencies to adopt the plan goals; tracking activity in the river corridor and acting as an information clearinghouse across political boundaries; providing technical assistance; and updating the plan (at least every 5 years).
The committee membership will include representatives of the municipalities, watershed associations, counties, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), the Delaware River Greenway Partnership (DRG), the State of New Jersey (DEP), the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (DCNR, DEP, Fish & Boat Commission), the Delaware & Lehigh Canal National Heritage Corridor Commission, and the National Park Service.