Supporting the Natural and Cultural Resources along the Delaware River and Its Tributaries

Free Virtual History Lecture About The Lewis Fishery on Tuesday, Oct. 26

Calling all environmentalists and Delaware River lovers! DRGP is seeking committee members.
The volunteer commitment is limited but your impact can be great. More details here.

Welcome to the Delaware River Greenway Partnership

The Delaware River Greenway Partnership, (DRGP), is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 that works to bring individuals, communities, businesses, recreational users, and all levels of government together to promote and protect a continuous corridor of natural and cultural resources along the Delaware River and its tributaries. In 2000, DRGP played a leading role in the successful campaign to include the Lower Delaware River in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

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4th annual Delaware River Cleanup

The Annual NJ Clean Communities Delaware River Cleanup was one of only 8 projects around the country selected as a 2021 National Scenic Byway Community Award Winner

Due to river conditions and debris along the riverbanks, the 4th Annual NJ Clean Communities Delaware River Cleanup has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 16th, 2021

This year's cleanup will include several shoreline cleanups and two boat-based cleanups in many new areas along the river ranging from Holland Twp in Hunterdon County all the way to Duck Island at the Abbott Marshlands in Hamilton!

Learn more here

Wet Dogs, Cold Nights. The History of the Lewis Fishery

This virtual lecture will look at the 130-year-old fishery in Lambertville, NJ, the last of its kind on the Delaware River. If you drive over the New Hope-Lambertville Bridge in the early evening, often you will see volunteers with shad nets near the Fishery’s white fishing cottage seining for shad in the River. Learn about what things have changed with the Fishery, what has stayed the same, and where the things are headed for in the future. 

Read more here.

2019 Mini-Grant Winners

The 2022 grant application will open on October 15, 2021. Applications are due by 5:00 PM on January 14, 2022.

Governmental entities, nonprofits, and schools in the corridor are eligible to apply. The application and summary are posted on the Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic website under “grants” in the navigation bar.

Here are the 2021 grantees who shared $20,000 in funding:

  • Aquetong Watershed Association for the Aquetong Watershed Water Quality Monitoring Program (PA)
  • Bucks Audubon Society for the Teen Conservation Corps and Riparian Buffer Restoration Project (PA)
  • Delaware Riverkeeper Network for the Flexible Flow Reservoir Releases to Improve Tohickon Creek Health Video Production (PA)
  • Greater Lambertville Chamber of Commerce for the Alexauken Creek Community Education & Public Art Project (NJ)
  • New Jersey Audubon Society for the Water Quality Monitoring Through a Youth Corp Partnership (NJ)
  • Splash Delaware River Steamboat Classroom for Water Education for the Public: Phytoplankton: Jewels of the Delaware River Class (NJ)

Learn about the 2020 mini-grant funded projects here. Final reports from the 2021 grantees will be posted soon.

Pedal & Paddle

We are sorry Covid cancelled our event in 2020 and then weather for our 2021 event. We look forward to hosting the next event in the Summer of 2022.

2019 Mini-Grant Winners

See you at the 2022 Sojourn!

USGS logo

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... 

Parsleys Ferry

The National Park Service/Wild & Scenic Rivers Newsletter featured the Wild & Scenic Lower Delaware in the November issue. 

Articles in the newsletter focused on:

Read the entire newsletter here.

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.”

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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... 

https://lowerdelawarewildandscenic.org/index.php/resources/presentations/exploring-partnership-wild-and-scenic-river-designation-2020-delaware-river-watershed-forum

Wild & Scenic Partnership Video Workshop

Educate yourself on what the Wild & Scenic Designation means and hear from leading experts in the region including Lower Delaware’s NPS Liaison, Sarah Bursky. Video courtesy of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed. (Runs 1.5 hours.)

Watch Video Here... 

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