Watershed

The Delaware River Watershed supplies water to more than 15 million people, or about 5% of the nation's population. It's natural lands both protect clean water and provide a habitat of regional and hemispheric importance. The story of the river includes stories of its people and wildlife that depend on it for survival, the threats to continued sources of clean water, and the river as an economic engine.

The project is funded by The William Penn Foundation.

  • July 18, 2017

    A call from Philly for maintaining EPA funding

    If proposed cuts to the federal Environmental Protection Agency occur, the Schuylkill River could return to the "bad old days," a group of p...
  • July 18, 2017 |  PlanPhilly

    Philadelphia’s building boom gives rise to another hidden lead risk

    Although lead-based paint and contaminated dust are the biggest source of lead for children, water remains a constant and unpredictable threat for any...
  • July 17, 2017

    Critics worry proposed N.J. ethics law would turn Pinelands into 'pay-to-play lands'

    It may become easier for members of the Pinelands Commission to vote on issues to which they have financial connections, should a proposal to weaken c...
  • July 17, 2017 |  StateImpact

    Natural gas building boom fuels climate worries, enrages landowners

    Companies have asked a federal regulator to approve thousands of miles of pipeline from Appalachia. They almost always get their way.
  • July 14, 2017 |  StateImpact

    Sea level rise to cause chronic flooding in Delaware Bay and Jersey Coast, scientists say

    About 170 coastal communities across the nation will experience chronic flooding 20 years from now, disrupting people’s life and daily routines, and f...
  • July 14, 2017 |  PlanPhilly

    Cry me a River: Central Delaware advocates debate changes to waterfront zoning, height limits

    Thursday night, the Central Delaware Advocacy Group (CDAG) gathered to hear Mark Squilla explain his proposal to allow the construction of significant...
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