I am pleased to share with you our 2018 Annual Report.
Thanks to our dedicated Board of Directors, amazing staff, and energized partners from across the Delaware Estuary region, 2018 was a fantastic year for the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE).
After many years of planning, we celebrated the completion of two major milestones: the adoption of a revised Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the Delaware Estuary and an agreement with the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST) for the Mussels for Clean Water Initiative. You can learn more about these initiatives in this report.
At the end of 2018 we bid farewell to many long-time Board members including Chairman Roy Denmark, Finance Chair Tom O’Connor, Bob Dobbs, Victor Giudice, Kim Long, and Christie Patel. We appreciate all of their support on behalf of PDE. In early 2019, we also bid farewell to Jen Adkins, PDE’s Executive Director since 2007. Jen’s commitment to PDE’s mission over the years resulted in tremendous growth on all organizational levels. We are grateful for her years of service and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.
We are all so fortunate to live and work in a region that has so much to offer. The connections we have to the Delaware River and Bay are critical to our quality of life. By working together, we can ensure Clean Water, Strong Communities, and Healthy Habitats for future generations.
In gratitude for your ongoing support,
Interim Executive Director