Judges crown two pooches Philly Water’s Best Friend during spokesdog pageants on October 19 at Schuylkill River Park in Philadelphia. Together they and other finalists fetched about 14,500 online votes at PhillyWatersheds.org/Spokesdog.
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Philadelphians Elect Two Clean-water 'Ambassadogs'
Congratulations to the winners of our 2013 Philly Water’s Best Friend Spokesdog Competition: Josie of Fitler Square and Sophie of University City! You may see both at events in their Philadelphia neighborhoods. They'll be telling their bark-park buddies why picking up pet waste is important. A casting call for next year’s competition will take place in early 2014 thanks to its annual sponsor, the Philadelphia Water Department. Please contact Cheryl Jackson for details.
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.