Teens participating in Wilmington and Camden's Green Jobs Programs search for freshwater mussels in the Brandywine Creek last August.
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Discover the Stories Behind Our Programs
We collected stories showcasing some of the impacts the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) had on people and communities across our tri-state region this year. From a teen having the experience of wading in the Brandywine looking for mussels, to a seasoned community leader planning to protect his township from storm surge, the PDE’s efforts are impacting a wide range of people. Support from those of you who depend on the Delaware and area creeks for your drinking water, economic livelihood and recreation is playing an increasingly important role in our yearly budget planning. Please enjoy these photos and stories as the year comes to a close. And please help us increase our impact by making a year-end donation today!
Register for the PDE's 4-day Summit in Jan.
Over 250 people will discover and share environmental projects, programs and research during a four-day summit on January 25-28 in Cape May, New Jersey. The Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit will feature intriguing presentations, lively discussions, and cutting-edge science. This mid-winter retreat is a unique opportunity to connect with others working for the health and future of the Delaware River and Bay in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Please click here to register. There you can find all the details surrounding this biennial event, the theme of which is Balancing Progress & Protection — 10 Years of Science in Action. Please contact Elizabeth Horsey to ask questions or Debbie Heaton to become a sponsor.
The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is seeking qualified candidates for three positions. Those who wish to apply for the positions of shellfish specialist and habitat project coordinator (PDF files) should submit a resume and references to those listed by December 24. Candidates who wish to apply for the position of office manager should submit a resume and references to Gus Wolfe by December 29.
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.