Open Houses

September 12, 2017 Event
Experts at open house

Dr. Danielle Kreeger of the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary greets experts at a Healthy Habitats Workshop on January 9 at the PSEG Energy & Environmental Resource Center in Salem, New Jersey. (Credit: Shaun Bailey of PDE)

After 20 years, the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the Delaware Estuary (CCMP) is being revised. The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) is taking the lead to assemble collective action and enhance the tidal Delaware River and Bay. So far in the revision process, more than 230 experts representing 70 organizations across the Estuary have participated in CCMP revision workshops (pictured). These experts contributed their knowledge on the three overarching themes outlined in the revision process. These themes include Clean Water, Strong Communities, and Healthy Habitats.

Results emerging from these workshops included crafting a refined list of strategies feasible for implementation. Each strategy was also assessed and tailored to minimize vulnerability to climate change.

The next phase of the CCMP revision will include stakeholder engagement sessions. Through a series of open house-style workshops, PDE will reach out to local partners and communities to explore new ideas that have yet to be captured in the revision process.

Incorporating the latest research and monitoring techniques through scientific expertise, PDE looks forward to continuing to guide and participate in this process. A revised CCMP will establish measurable targets for the next 10 years to improve habitat, water quality, and community resilience in and around the Delaware Estuary.

How You Can Help

Attend a stakeholder engagement session. Options include:

September 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Tulpehaking Nature Center in Trenton, New Jersey

September 12, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Silver Lake Nature Center in Bristol, Pennsylvania

September 13, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Hildacy Farm Preserve in Media, Pennsylvania

September 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Ashland Nature Center in Hockessin, Delaware

September 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the University of Delaware’s Virden Retreat Center in Lewes, Delaware

September 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Camden County Environmental Center in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

September 28, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

October 5, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Bayshore Center at Bivalve in Port Norris, New Jersey

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