Along the Delaware Stories: Celebrating the 2020 River of the Year

Read wonderful stories about the Delaware River courtesy of American Rivers.

Delaware River named 2020 River of the Year

Seventy-five years ago, the Delaware River was choked with sewage and industrial pollution.

Thanks to a combination of federal and state safeguards and local innovation, the Delaware is a river reborn – and a model for other river restoration efforts across the country!

Read more here... 

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Congratulations to the 2020 Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic River mini-grant winners. These grantees will share $20,000 in funding for their projects.

  • Bridgeton Township, PA for a Study: Bridgeton Township Steep Slope Protection.
  • Bucks County Audubon Society for Invasive Plant Management: Honey Hollow Creek - Riparian Buffer and Erosion Mitigation.
  • Delaware Riverkeeper Network for Advocacy: Protecting the Tohickon Creek on Historical Community Upgrade Petition.
  • NJ Conservation Foundation for a Study and Research: Protecting Water Quality in the Delaware River Watershed: eDNA Testing for the Highly Invasive Chinese Pond Mussel.
  • Trout Unlimited for a Survey: Evaluating Road-Stream Crossings for Aquatic Organism Passage in the Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic River Municipalities.

Plans for the 2021 program will be announced at the end of the year or in early 2021.

Tohickon Creek

Care About PA's Tohickon Creek?

We are tracking a potential Tohickon Creek water quality downgrade. Longtime Wild & Scenic Steering Committee Member Val Sigstedt writes, “It is wrong, arbitrary, sudden, and with no scientific reason, to lower the Tohickon’s purity designation.”

  • Read an article in the Tinicum Conservancy News.
  • Read the NPS comments here.
  • Read PA State Rep. Wendy Ullman’s relevant op-ed about the Bucks County tributary here.
  • Read the Delaware Riverkeeper Network's comments here.
  • Read the Bucks County Planning Commission's comments here.
  • Read the Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic Management Council's comments here.
  • Read more from The Intelligencer here.
  • Read the proposal and 900 public comments here.
Devil's Tea Table

Rockface To Radically Change, Plans Unveiled by NJDOT:

Aesthetics are expected to change at Devil’s Tea Table in Hunterdon County, NJ as a result of NJDOT plans for rockfall mitigation to improve Rt. 29 roadway safety in Kingwood Twp.

Recently mentioned in NJ.com.

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Delaware River Cleanup 2019

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 19th, 2020 to work with us to continue keeping our river clean and pristine!

Lehigh River Stocking Association

Checkout water monitoring by the Lehigh River Stocking Association, dedicated to the continuous improvement of this waterway and its tributaries. Their objectives are to ensure clean water, public access, and an abundant trout fishery for everyone to enjoy.

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Water levels on the Delaware are constantly changing. The USGS provides online tools to monitor the flow of the Delaware River and its tributaries, helping us to safely enjoy our river. 
Learn more here...

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The Lower Delaware was designated in 2000 as a Wild and Scenic River 

  • from river mile 193.8 to the northern border of the City of Easton;
  • from south of the Gilbert Generating Stations to north of the point Pleasant Pumping Station;
  • from South of the Point Pleasant Pumping Station to 1,000 feet north of the Route 202 Bridge;
  • from 1,750 feet south of the Route 202 bridge to Washington Crossing.

Additionally some of the tributaries in the Lower Delaware were also designated including Tinicum Creek, (headwaters of two upper branches to the Delaware River confluence), Tohickon Creek, (downstream of Lake Nockamixon to the Delaware River confluence), and Paunacussing Creek, (portions passing through Solebury Township to the Delaware River). The Musconetcong River, (3.5 mile stretch from Saxton Falls to Route 46 and the 20.7 mile stretch from King’s Highway Bridget to railroad tunnels at Musconetcong Gorge), was designated in 2006.

Read more about about the Lower Delaware's Wild and Scenic Designation.....

Save the Date: Pedal & Paddle 2020

Looking forward to our June 2021 event.
Sponsors: DRGP, PA Delaware Canal Park, NJ D&R State Park