Sunday
November 25, 2018

Environmental group launches petition to protect the Upper Delaware

NARROWSBURG - More than 15 million people, including millions from New York State, depend on the Delaware River for clean, reliable water. The Upper Delaware River Watershed in New York is the source of 60% of New York City's water supply and supports a world-renowned wild trout fishery in Delaware and Sullivan Counties that is worth more than $400 million annually.

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is participating in a joint petition to encourage the four governors of the Delaware River states--Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware--to work together to create a new vision and commit to a plan to keep the Delaware healthy and clean.

“The Delaware is threatened by flooding, stream erosion and sediment pollution -- and if these problems don't get addressed, water quality and river habitats will continue to be at risk,” says a statement released by the Conservancy. “We can protect the Delaware River for the families, businesses, and wildlife that call the river and the surrounding creeks and streams home. But it's going to take all four governors of the Delaware River Basin states (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) coming together to create a new vision and commit to a plan to keep the Delaware healthy and clean.”

The Conservancy is asking citizens to sign this petition asking Governor Cuomo to stand with our neighboring states to protect and restore the Delaware River Basin.


The petition is available HERE

 



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