Our Plan

When it comes to the Delaware River and Bay, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) means business.  That’s why it has a business plan, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (PDF file).  And what a plan it is.  This 300-page book is the blueprint necessary to make our region’s water drinkable, fishable, and swimmable.  But to achieve its goals, we need everyone’s help, including you.

You can easily help by contributing your valuable input.  To do so, simply browse our five-year strategic plan (PDF file), our updated list of action items (Word file), or both.  These outline the steps we believe will best position us for long-term success.

Please send your comments, questions, and concerns to Dee Ross, even if you feel we are on the right track.  We would love to include your input prior to our next strategy session, which we anticipate will begin in 2017.  We may even use it during our next Steering Committee meeting, which we will post on our calendar.


Strategic retreat
Credit: Shaun Bailey of the PDE

Year  Title Download
2013 CCMP - Complete list of action items Word
1996 Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the Delaware Estuary (CCMP). Delaware Estuary Program. PDF