Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

Volunteers collect litter during the Christina River Watershed Cleanup in April of 2014 at the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary's site near Wilmington's downtown wildlife refuge.


Help Us Clean Up the Christina River Estuary

Join the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary at its downtown-Wilmington site during the Christina River Watershed Cleanup. This will take place on April 18, from 8 a.m. to noon. Those who help will receive a free t-shirt, while supplies last. They will also help preserve New Castle County's clean water, plentiful fish, and healthy wildlife. Simply visit ChristinaRiverCleanup.org to register for the "Riverfront Wilmington" site. And in the meantime, click here to read more about our work benefitting this river's wetlands.

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.

Mission

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.