Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

Win up to $250 in our Photo Contest

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is offering up to $250 for photos of the Delaware River Valley. It’s all part of the Delaware Estuary Photo Contest. Categories include Schuylkill Shots, Splash of Fun, Urban Waters, and Wild & Scenic. Please visit our official contest app on Facebook for details. The deadline to submit entries is July 31.

PDE to Help Educators Bone up on Science

Educators can earn up to 22 professional development hours by enrolling in our Delaware Estuary Teacher Workshops this August. Not only can participants bone up on their environmental science, but also they get to visit four sites in three states. As if that weren’t enough, the workshops take place during summer break and cost as little as $20. But hurry! These outdoor opportunities fill up fast. Register now!

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 will be available online in August.

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.