Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

The 2013 Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit attracted almost 300 people to Cape May, New Jersey, many of whom delivered a lecture, poster presentation or both on their valuable experiences in the Delaware River Valley.

Summit Sponsorships Available

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is reaching out to potential sponsors for its 2015 Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit on January 25-28 in Cape May, New Jersey. The conference's agenda will focus on Balancing Progress and Protection: 10 Years of Science in Action. This will allow scientists, resource managers, consultants, educators, and outreach professionals to network and share information, despite working in different sectors and states. The 2013 summit, for example, attracted almost 300 attendees who took part in over 130 presentations. Please contact Debbie Heaton for more information.

Escape to the Coast Sept. 6 in Philly

Escape to the coast at Pennsylvania Coast Day. This free festival will take place on Saturday, September 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Walnut Plaza on Penn’s Landing (Columbus Avenue at Walnut Street). Adventurers can embark on a Delaware River ferry ride*, kayak excursion, and swan pedal-boat ride. Spectators will enjoy the Pennsylvania Tug Boat Festival, model ship races and exhibits. And children will delight in getting their faces painted, winning prizes*, and participating in arts and crafts (*supplies limited). Please click here for more details.

Annual Fundraiser Benefitting Estuary Oct. 9

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary invites you to the Experience the Estuary Celebration on October 9. This reception, dinner and auction will take place at the Independence Seaport Museum at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. Please join us to honor Carol Collier and Bob Tudor, who recently retired from the Delaware River Basin Commission. The PDE will honor both with its lifetime achievement award. Tickets are available here, and the PDE is accepting auction-item donations through August 29 (Word file).

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.