The Delaware River Watershed: Healthy or At Risk?

  • Marie Cusick
  • Katie Colaneri

View of the Delaware River from Bucks County, Pa.

Mary Cummings Jordan / WHYY

View of the Delaware River from Bucks County, Pa.

George Washington leading his soldiers across icy currents. That time you caught “the big one.” Whatever you think of when you hear the words “Delaware River,” the StateImpact Pennsylvania reporting team wants to hear from you. And to invite you to think deeply about the role our rivers play in our lives.
Flowing more than 300 miles, the Delaware and its tributaries provide drinking water for 15 million people and a home to countless species. Farms and cities make their livelihood along the banks. What happens upstream in the Poconos affects the Delaware Bay. The watershed is our history and our health, our economic engine and life blood. It’s our playground and our battleground.
JOIN US at WHYY in Philadelphia for an interactive discussion about our Delaware River Watershed. Meet StateImpact Pennsylvania reporters Katie Colaneri and Marie Cusick. Hear assessments of the watershed’s health from experts in environment, development, economy and energy. Ask questions and air your views. You’ll leave with a much richer sense of how the Delaware is doing.

Speakers will include Delaware Riverkeeper Maya van Rossum, Patty Elkis of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Peter Wulfhorst from Penn State University’s Pike County Cooperative Extension and former Philadelphia Director of Commerce Stephen Mullin.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. at our building on Independence Mall. The program will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Registration is required and available online here.
Can’t join us in Philadelphia? Catch the event live online by clicking here Thursday at 7p.m.:
StateImpact: The Delaware River Watershed
Healthy or At Risk?
Thursday, November 14, 2013
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
150 North 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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