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

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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Welcome to the Delaware River Greenway Partnership

Thanks to Mike McCormick and all of you who tuned in to make our virtual lecture about hiking in South Jersey a success! 

Read more and view a video of Mike's presentation 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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Parsleys Ferry

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

Articles in the newsletter focused on:

Read the entire newsletter here.

2019 Mini-Grant Winners

Learn about the projects completed with 2020 Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic River mini-grants. These grantees shared $20,000 in funding.

  • Bridgeton Township, PA for a Study: Bridgeton Township Steep Slope Protection.
  • Bucks County Audubon Society for Invasive Plant Management: Honey Hollow Creek - Riparian Buffer and Erosion Mitigation.
  • Delaware Riverkeeper Network for Advocacy: Protecting the Tohickon Creek on Historical Community Upgrade Petition.
  • NJ Conservation Foundation for a Study and Research: Protecting Water Quality in the Delaware River Watershed: eDNA Testing for the Highly Invasive Chinese Pond Mussel.
  • Trout Unlimited for a Survey: Evaluating Road-Stream Crossings for Aquatic Organism Passage in the Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic River Municipalities.

The 2021 mini-grant program will open in mid-January 2021. A link to the application will be posted here.

4th annual Delaware River Cleanup

Thanks to 100 plus volunteers, and many nonprofit and governmental sponsors, the 3rd Annual NJ Clean Communities Delaware River Cleanup was a success with over 100 bags of garbage, 20 tires and larger pieces of debris collected. 

See photos here.

We look forward to the 4th annual event on Sept. 18, 2021.

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... 

Pedal & Paddle 2020 Cancelled

Looking forward to our June 2021 event.
Sponsors: DRGP, PA Delaware Canal Park, NJ D&R State Park

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... 

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