Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

PDE Secures Major Investment

The William Penn Foundation granted over $630,000 to the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary on April 3. This will support collaborative efforts to improve two of the region’s most critical sources of water; Pennsylvania’s Schuylkill River and South Jersey’s Kirkwood-Cohansey Aquifer. Projects that conserve land and reduce farm runoff will help to prevent pollution in the Schuylkill River. This is important because the Schuylkill is the Delaware River and Bay’s largest tributary. Efforts in South Jersey will help to monitor and conserve the region’s dwindling supply of groundwater. For further details, please click here.

2013 Activity Report Now Available

Each year, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary takes a look back on what it accomplished last year. It does this to recognize the support it received, the partnerships it put into action, and the work its science and education teams achieved in the streams, wetlands, and communities of the Delaware Estuary. The 2013 Activity Report sums up all this work in one neat, easy-to-read, picture-filled brochure. Download your digital version today!

PDE to Host City Earth Day Festival

Celebrate Earth Day in Rodney Square during your lunch break on April 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors will enjoy giveaways, free raffle items, and free native plants, while supplies last. They can also speak with dozens of vendors offering green products, services and advice. Kids, meanwhile, will enjoy story time inside the newly renovated library. They can also meet WILMAPCO’s new clean-air mascot. This rain-or-shine festival is sponsored by the City of Wilmington, DelDOT, and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Discover more here.

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is a nonprofit organization established in 1996 to take a leadership role in protecting and enhancing the Delaware Estuary, where fresh water from the Delaware River mixes with salt water from the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of 28 Congressionally designated National Estuary Programs throughout the coastal United States working to improve the environmental health of the nation's estuaries. Its staff works with partners in three states to increase awareness, understanding, and scientific knowledge about the Delaware Estuary, the region's most important cultural, economic, and recreational resource.


The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, a National Estuary Program, leads science-based and collaborative efforts to improve the tidal Delaware River and Bay, which spans Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.