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Delaware River Watershed Initiative in the News: Summer 2018

It’s been a busy summer in the Delaware River Watershed Initiative, where partner groups have been busy working to protect and restore clean water. Here is a snapshot of media coverage of the DRWI.

John Parke, Stewardship Project Director for New Jersey Audubon, North Region, was featured in Skylands Visitor Magazine, discussing how agricultural practices like using of cover crops, crop rotation, no till farming, riparian buffers and intensively managed rotational grazing can benefit both farmers and land and water conservation efforts.

Country Folks wrote about the Delaware River Watershed’s potential to follow progress made in places like the Chesapeake Bay, including involving many farmers in multiple states all working toward a common goal.

Similarly, American Farm Publications highlighted the potential funding opportunities available to farmers in the Delaware River Watershed through conservation. “In order to be successful in conservation goals, you have to rely on agriculture,” said New Jersey Audubon’s John Parke.

The national significance of the Delaware Basin was further recognized with the allocation of $4.3 million in federal funding to support watershed conservation and restoration. We previously featured a roundup of coverage here at

Wildlands Conservancy announced the purchase of 500 acres of land that will help protect and preserve land along Blue Mountain in Pennsylvania. “This is one of the most significant gaps in continuous protection on Blue Mountain,” Wildlands President Christopher Kocher said in Lehigh Valley Live.

The efforts by partner groups Trout Unlimited and Brodhead Watershed Association to preserve Tank Creek, and other streams that have attained “exceptional value,” in Pennsylvania’s Poconos, was detailed by WHYY.

Featured photo from Nicholas A. Tonelli via Flickr/CC BY 2.0