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Group 2 Delaware River Watershed Initiative


Local Farmers, Private Landowners Team Up to Protect the Delaware River

New Jersey Audubon and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) are teaming up with local farmers and private landowners to build buffers on agriculture properties, and showcase the multiple benefits of conservation on the ground. “Gaining trust in the community is important and we need to explain that our offer of partnership and collaboration is not a threat but rather a tool in the toolbox to help the community achieve shared environmental goals,” said John Parke, stewardship project director for New Jersey Audubon.

“John and the stewardship team at New Jersey Audubon bring such exceptional enthusiasm and creativity to delivering real on-the-ground restoration and conservation results,” said Rachel Dawson, program manager from NFWF’s Delaware River organization. “We’re thrilled to see how much they’ve accomplished.”

Read the full story at NJ Spotlight.