Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

Wetland Warrior Award presentationGovernor Jack Markell (right) and David Small (left), secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, honored the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary last July. They presented Wetland Warrior Awards to Dr. Danielle Kreeger (second from right) and her team of scientists at the Delaware State Fair in Harrington. Both awards recognize the PDE’s work monitoring and restoring the First State’s wetlands.  (Credit: DNREC)

PDE Receives or Shares 4 Awards

Three organizations have honored the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary with awards. These include the:

  • Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Wetland Warrior Award on July 24
  • Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy's Special Recognition Award on October 22
  • AFP Brandywine Chapter's Excellence in Nonprofit Communications Award in the Newsletter and Magazine category on November 18

The Penn State Ag Council will also honor the Schuylkill Action Network (SAN) with its Leadership in Action Award on October 16. The PDE is a founding member and coordinator of the SAN, along with the Philadelphia Water Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the Delaware River Basin Commission.

Summit Sponsorships Available

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is reaching out to organizations interested in sponsoring its 2015 Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit on January 25-28 in Cape May, New Jersey. The conference's agenda will focus on Balancing Progress and Protection: 10 Years of Science in Action. This will allow scientists, resource managers, consultants, educators, and outreach professionals to network and share information, despite working in different sectors and states. The 2013 summit, for example, attracted almost 300 attendees who took part in over 130 presentations. Please contact Debbie Heaton for more information.

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is a nonprofit organization established in 1996 to take a leadership role in protecting and enhancing the Delaware Estuary, where fresh water from the Delaware River mixes with salt water from the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of 28 Congressionally designated National Estuary Programs throughout the coastal United States working to improve the environmental health of the nation's estuaries. Its staff works with partners in three states to increase awareness, understanding, and scientific knowledge about the Delaware Estuary, the region's most important cultural, economic, and recreational resource.


The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, a National Estuary Program, leads science-based and collaborative efforts to improve the tidal Delaware River and Bay, which spans Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.