Join our partners at American Rivers for a week-long story reveal, Along the Delaware, highlighting water champions from the headwaters to the Bay.
River conservation along the Delaware River and through the course of time is one of leadership and innovation. Along the Delaware highlights leaders driving leading-edge practices and planning of water infrastructure. These stories include reservoir flow management, community-based and river front green infrastructure controlling stormwater and uplifting communities, and city drinking and wastewater systems delivering clean, affordable water today and in at times of intense weather events.
The story of clean water and healthy river experiences involves smart planning, sustainable investment and the people partnering for clean water and sharing the joy of a healthy rivers. The river’s water flows from headwaters to estuary, providing clean water, connecting people and their connection to the river.
June 22: Headwaters health with Jeff Skelding, Friends of the Upper Delaware. Managing flow from the headwater reservoirs provides clean, abundant water for downstream communities and habitats.
June 23: Local leaders, civic engagement with Lee Clark, Environmental Justice Policy Manager, NJ League of Conservation Voters. Connecting people to the river helps strengthen voices in support of clean water projects and ensure those projects help communities thrive.
June 24: Riverfront transformation with Claire Sadler, Deputy Director, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. Current revitalization in the old steel heat now focuses on early mill dams, water for manufacturing, and an emphasis on riverfront trails and green infrastructure projects.
June 25: Resilient, equitable, affordable urban water with Andy Kricun of U.S. Water Alliance, the Water Center, and Moonshot Missions. Water utilities are reinventing themselves in the urban core of the lower Delaware River in places like Camden, by integrating ‘green’ priorities in water treatment and delivery systems so that people have clean water, safe riverfronts, and healthy river experiences.
June 26: Schools As Clean Water Partners with Lucia Ruggiero of the American Littoral Society. Municipal stormwater management in Bridgeton, NJ is working because of the leadership of teachers, administrators, students and community members who put muscle and funding into green stormwater infrastructure practices.