Supporting the Natural and Cultural Resources along the Delaware River and Its Tributaries

Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic River Needs Your Help!

Please Complete the River Use Capacity Study Questionnaire.
Help us to examine the needs and impacts of record crowds this summer - we want to hear your thoughts and experiences. 
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Welcome to the Delaware River Greenway Partnership

The Delaware River Greenway Partnership, (DRGP), is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 that works to bring individuals, communities, businesses, recreational users, and all levels of government together to promote and protect a continuous corridor of natural and cultural resources along the Delaware River and its tributaries. In 2000, DRGP played a leading role in the successful campaign to include the Lower Delaware River in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

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Welcome to the Delaware River Greenway Partnership

When it comes to the amazing outdoors in NJ, South Jersey is overlooked. This is a shame with the many phenomenal areas to hike and explore, from the Pine Barrens to the Bayshore, to the Shore. The Delaware River, in particular, with its pockets of green and centuries of history, has some absolute gems.  Speaker Mike McCormick has spent the last seven years exploring South Jersey and will share some of his favorite parks along the Delaware, including a sneak peek at Petty’s Island Preserve, scheduled to open in 2021.

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3rd annual Delaware River Cleanup

Thanks to 100 plus volunteers, and many nonprofit and governmental sponsors, the 3rd Annual NJ Clean Communities Delaware River Cleanup was a success with over 100 bags of garbage, 20 tires and larger pieces of debris collected. We look forward to the 4th annual event tentatively on Sept. 18, 2021.

See photos here.

Delaware River named 2020 River of the Year

Seventy-five years ago, the Delaware River was choked with sewage and industrial pollution.

Thanks to a combination of federal and state safeguards and local innovation, the Delaware is a river reborn – and a model for other river restoration efforts across the country!

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Wild & Scenic Partnership Video Workshop

Educate yourself on what the Wild & Scenic Designation means and hear from leading experts in the region including Lower Delaware’s NPS Liaison, Sarah Bursky. Video courtesy of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed. (Runs 1.5 hours.)

Watch Video Here... 

2019 Mini-Grant Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic River mini-grant winners. These grantees will share $20,000 in funding for their projects.

  • Bridgeton Township, PA for a Study: Bridgeton Township Steep Slope Protection.
  • Bucks County Audubon Society for Invasive Plant Management: Honey Hollow Creek - Riparian Buffer and Erosion Mitigation.
  • Delaware Riverkeeper Network for Advocacy: Protecting the Tohickon Creek on Historical Community Upgrade Petition.
  • NJ Conservation Foundation for a Study and Research: Protecting Water Quality in the Delaware River Watershed: eDNA Testing for the Highly Invasive Chinese Pond Mussel.
  • Trout Unlimited for a Survey: Evaluating Road-Stream Crossings for Aquatic Organism Passage in the Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic River Municipalities.

Plans for the 2021 program will be announced at the end of the year or in early 2021.


Roadside Geology of New Jersey

Hope to reschedule in the future with our partner, the D&R Greenway Trust.

Tohickon Creek

Care About PA's Tohickon Creek?

We are tracking a potential Tohickon Creek water quality downgrade. Longtime Wild & Scenic Steering Committee Member Val Sigstedt writes, “It is wrong, arbitrary, sudden, and with no scientific reason, to lower the Tohickon’s purity designation.”

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Pedal & Paddle 2020 Cancelled

Looking forward to our June 2021 event.
Sponsors: DRGP, PA Delaware Canal Park, NJ D&R State Park

USGS logo

Water levels on the Delaware are constantly changing. The USGS provides online tools to monitor the flow of the Delaware River and its tributaries, helping us to safely enjoy our river.
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