Our Plan

Clean Waters

Strong Communities

Healthy Habitats

If You Live, Work, or Play in the Delaware River Watershed, Our Plan Matters to You!

The Delaware Estuary – the tidal Delaware River and Bay – is the heart of the Delaware River Watershed. It spans from Trenton NJ to Philadelphia PA to Lewes DE and relies on clean water from streams throughout the watershed, including those in the Delaware, Schuylkill, and Brandywine river valleys, and along the bay shores of Delaware and New Jersey. The Revised Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) for the Delaware Estuary aims to make watershed improvements to benefit millions of people who live, work, and play in the tri-state region (PA, NJ, DE). The original 1996 CCMP became the founding document of the Delaware Estuary Program and established the first goals and targets for habitats, waters, and a high quality of life for residents of the Delaware Estuary.

 

Much has changed since 1996, including many plans and programs that advanced the original vision of the CCMP. In an effort to make the CCMP a living document, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary worked with members of the Steering Committee, the Estuary Implementation Committee, the Science and Technical Advisory Committee, local partners, experts, and stakeholders to establish a revised set of goals and strategies for achieving and tracking improvements to the heath of the Delaware Estuary. This revised plan seeks to continue and accelerate that improvement over the next 10 years.

 


Complete Revised CCMPIntroduction
Clean WatersStrong Communities
Healthy HabitatsFinance Strategy & Monitoring Approach

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and other Delaware Estuary Program partners would like to thank all local partners, experts, and stakeholders who attended meetings and workshops, provided comments, and worked with PDE during the CCMP Revision process.
CCMP Revision Documents
Revised CCMP Public Comment Period Summary Report
2017 Technical Report for the Delaware Estuary and Basin
Phase 2 Stakeholder Engagement Summary Report
May 2018 CCMP Public Comment Press Release
June 19th CCMP Webinar Presentation Slides
National Estuary Program – Delaware Estuary Program Frequently Asked Questions
PDE Strategic Plan 2013 – 2018
June 19th CCMP Webinar Presentation Slides
CCMP Public Comment Period Flyer
CCMP Monitoring Workshop Report