Our Plan

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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.
Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) is working on the revised Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the Delaware Estuary (CCMP). This plan aims to make watershed improvements to benefit millions of people who live, work, and play in the tri-state region (PA, NJ, DE).
Working with and through the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, concerned individuals, businesses, and government agencies can have a major impact. The original 1996 CCMP led to programs that are improving the Estuary’s environment to levels not seen in many decades. The revised CCMP seeks to continue and accelerate that improvement over the next 10 years.
2018 Draft Revised CCMP
Thank you to everyone who submitted comments during the CCMP Public Comment Period!
To view the results of the Public Comment Period as well as the results of our Stakeholder Engagement Sessions that took place last year, please click on the links below:
Revised CCMP Public Comment Period Summary Report
Phase 2 Stakeholder Engagement Summary Report
For Additional Information, see:
May 2018 CCMP Public Comment Press Release
June 19th CCMP Webinar Presentation Slides
1996 Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the Delaware Estuary
CCMP Public Comment Period Flyer
CCMP Monitoring Workshop Report
National Estuary Program – Delaware Estuary Program Frequently Asked Questions
PDE Strategic Plan 2013 – 2018

To view/hear a recording of the CCMP Public Comment Period Webinar that took place on Tuesday, June 19th, please click HERE.