Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

Volunteers Needed for Estuary Cleanups

Chad Pregracke of Living Lands & Waters is bringing his crew all the way from Illinois to help us clean up the Delaware River off Philadelphia on August 20, 21, 24-28, 31, and September 1. Join us and you’ll meet this honoree of both the Jefferson Awards for Public Service and CNN’s Hero of the Year awards. Simply click here to register, or contact Amber Pribyl at (563) 505-8321 or Additional details are also available here (PDF file).

Sail the Delaware River Sept. 10

Set sail with the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary aboard the A.J. Meerwald, a fully refurbished 1928 Delaware Bay oyster schooner. Tickets for the September 10 evening sail are extremely limited, so reserve your spot today!

Save the Date!

The Experience the Estuary Celebration will take place on October 15 at Auletto Caterers on the beautiful Almonesson Lake in Deptford, New Jersey. The evening will include a reception, dinner and auctions, as well as freshly shucked Delaware Bay oysters. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Debbie Heaton for info. Tickets are now available online here.

Help Wanted

Click here for new job opportunities at the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary.

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.