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


Notice of Planned Maintenance Drawdown of the Canal


Have a great Delaware River Story? Share it with us here!

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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We are looking for Volunteers!


Where: Bulls Island Recreation Area, 2185 Daniel Bray Hwy, Stockton, NJ 08559

When: Saturday, March 16th 10am-1pm

(rain date: March 23rd 10am-1pm)


Signup here


Steamboats on the Upper Delaware River

The Upper Delaware River, extending from Market Street, Philadelphia, to the head of navigation at Trenton, once hosted a lively steamboat trade beginning with John Fitch’s experimental boats. Paul Schopp’s presentation will briefly cover the history of steamboats on this section of the river and then take viewers on an imaginary excursion up the Delaware from Philadelphia using rare postcard images and artwork, advertising, and period photographs.

Read more and register here...

Our Shared Waters – A History of Improving Water Quality though Partnership

This lecture highlighted the Delaware River Basin Commission’s work managing and improving our shared water resources today, the state of our basin, and the many stakeholder groups and partners who support its continued sustainability now and for future generations.

Please enjoy a video of the presentation here...

Worth a Thousand Words – The Delaware Canal in Photos, Old and New

Ownership of the water and the land under it would forge the fates of our forebearers. Joe Grabas, nationally credited land title professional, 44-year veteran of the land title industry and member of the New Jersey Tidelands Resource Council discussed water rights and boundaries along the Delaware River Valley, beginning with the earliest deeds through to the most recent conflicts and the inherent right of the sovereign to control lands now or formerly flowed by the tide.

Please enjoy the video of Joseph A. Grabas's presentation here...

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... 

Worth a Thousand Words – The Delaware Canal in Photos, Old and New

Thank you for attending Susan Taylor's lecture and slide presentation about the Delaware canal’s past and hopes for its future. 

For those who unable to attend, a tape of the presentation can be viewed here...

2022 Delaware Sojourn

Thanks to all who joined us on the 2022 Sojourn!

Please enjoy this video from Pocono Mountains Film & TV: 


Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Seeking Waterway Stewards

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, with funding from the Department of Environmental Protection’s Coastal Resources Management, is announcing their new Waterway Steward Program. The program’s purpose is to engage Pennsylvania water trail users in community science and build long term stewardship of our water trails while providing valuable data to tell the story about litter in and along our waterways.

“Being a waterway steward is easy. Any time you are recreating in or near water, collect litter and stream health data. When you’re finished, dispose of the litter properly and report your data to us. You choose where you want to clean. It can be a different waterway each time,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.

Learn more here...

Apply online here...

Pedal & Paddle

After two years of cancellations, the Pedal Paddle returns! We look forward to the next event on Sunday, June 5, 2022.

Spanning Water and Time: The Delaware River Bridges from the Estuary to the Water Gap

Thank you for attending this lecture by Joe Donnelly, Deputy Executive Director of Communications, DRJTBC.

For those who unable to attend, a tape of the presentation can be viewed here....

2019 Mini-Grant Winners

Funding up to $5,000

Eligible PA or NJ Groups Invited to Apply

  • Government Entities
  • Nonprofits
  • Schools

2022 Key Dates

  • Application Deadline Jan. 7.
  • Announcements by Jan. 31.
  • Projects Completed by Sept. 15.


Grant Summary
Grant Application

5h annual Delaware River Cleanup

Delaware River Greenway Partnership has joined forces with NJ Clean Communities programs in Hunterdon and Mercer County and the NJ Park Service to help tackle the litter along the shore of our Wild and Scenic Delaware River. We hope you can join us in our efforts. This year we are hosting cleanups at over 17 public river accesses from Holland Township in Hunterdon County to Hamilton Township in Mercer County.

Learn more and register here...

We still need volunteers at the Frenchtown 12th StreetFrenchtown Bridge StreetKingwood Boat Launch/RiverviewKingwood Fairview Access, and Firemans Eddy locations!

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...

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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