PDE shares 10-year plan and mussel hatchery info at Philadelphia event

February 20, 2019 Event,News

Thank you to all who attended a Feb. 19 event held at Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia. PDE Executive Director Jennifer Adkins and members of PDE’s steering committee shared information about the 10-year plan for the Delaware Estuary region.

The plan includes three themes — Clean Waters, Strong Communities and Healthy Habitats — eight goals and 39 strategies. Part of how PDE will implement this long range plan is increasing the number of freshwater mussels in the mid-Atlantic to they can do what they do best — filter and clean water. Millions of people get their drinking water from the Delaware River. Some of the mussels will go into the Delaware and Susquehanna rivers.

PDE will build and operate a large mussel hatchery at Bartram’s. For more information about the long-range plan, visit the page about our plan on this site. It’s easy to read and has loads of great information, including how we will measure successes.

Click here to learn more about PDE’s Mussels for Clean Water Initiative