Mussels for Clean Water Initiative gets $7.9 million financial investment

January 15th, 2019

PDE, PENNVEST sign financial agreement to build a large freshwater mussel hatchery in Philadelphia


Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) has taken a significant step in the promotion of clean water. Before the close of 2018, PDE signed $7.9 million funding agreement with the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority(PENNVEST) for the development and construction of a large-scale freshwater mussel hatchery and restoration center.

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2019 Student Art Contests

October 22nd, 2018

Student Art, Clean Water

Each year, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) unites with colleague organizations to host student art contests in Philadelphia and Wilmington.  There’s also an annual contest for schools located within the Schuylkill River Watershed — Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Schuylkill counties.

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Mussels in the spotlight

October 17th, 2018

PDE freshwater mussel program in the spotlight

Writer Madeline Bodin features PDE’s freshwater mussel program and hatchery in The Revelator, a publication for the Center for Biological Diversity. Click this link to view article in PDF format.

“When Danielle Kreeger works in the small, glass-walled hatchery at the Fairmont Water Works in
Philadelphia, she feels she’s on display.

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What is your water super power?

October 17th, 2018


What is your water super power?

If you had a water superpower, what would it be? Would you influence tides, talk to animals, or would you have the ability to turn into a puddle and make a fast getaway?

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Blog post: Nature can be a great ally for infrastructure

October 4th, 2018

Nature can be a great ally for infrastructure
By Kate Layton, marketing and communications manager, and
Kaitlin Collins, watershed planning coordinator

Infrastructure is only as good as we make it. Roads, walls and levees are necessary to our modern world, but they don’t last forever.

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Clean Water Delaware

February 7th, 2018



Photo Credit: Kate Layton

Choose clean water every day.

Did you drink your eight glasses of water today?

How about a shower?


Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, the Delaware Nature Society, Delaware Center for Inland Bays, and the University of Delaware Water Resources Agency have joined together to educate people about clean water and water issues in Delaware.

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