We’re Hiring!

Join the Team

Join Our Team. We’re looking for a new Delaware Community Coordinator to oversee the day-to-day activities related to local community engagement projects in Delaware and the surrounding area. To see the full job description and information on how to apply, CLICK HERE.

View Our Calendar

Where can you find PDE? All over the place. Just take a look at our calendar page and list of events we have going on in the Delaware Estuary.

Click HERE to go to our calendar page.

Scoop the Poop!

Picking up After Your Pooch is Pawsitively a Big Deal

What do you do when your pup does No. 2? Scoop the poop.

Click this link to learn why.

Read the Latest Estuary News

In this issue…

PDE’s Science Coordinator Kelly Faller learns to interpret the music of nature in New Jersey wetlands. Plus, a high school Woodstown, New Jersey cuts the ribbon on new rain garden.

Click here for the latest and other issues of Estuary News.

2023 State of the Estuary Report

Our 2023 State of the Estuary Report is hot off the press!  The Delaware Estuary and Watershed has maintained a “fair” rating since 2012. Find out what determined this rating by visiting www.delawareestuary.org/soe23.

Enter our Art Contest!

Artwork by Christina Holubinka

It’s time to enter the 2024 Trash Into Treasure Art Contest!

Artists, if you’re 18 years or older and live in the state of Delaware, you could be eligible to enter our art contest aimed at raising awareness about the importance of clean waterways.  There are prizes for winning entries!

Click HERE for more information and an entry form.

We’re Looking for Volunteers!

Are you handy with carpentry? Do you enjoy volunteer work?

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary has a need for a carpenter who would like to volunteer for a project.

For more information, visit our Volunteer page. 

Take Our Quiz for National Estuaries Week (September 16 – 23, 2023)

2022 Annual Report

Read about what we did in 2022 for Clean Waters, Healthy Habitats, and Strong Communities, with help from supporters like you. Click HERE to learn more.

Urban Waters Mini-Grants

PDE is offering up to $10,000 in financial assistance for local partners working on greening and environmental projects in urban environmental justice communities.

The application deadline is July 7. Click on the button below to view the guidelines and access the application for this opportunity.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Inc. receivedEPA logo financial support from the EPA under an Assistance Agreement. PDE’s activities are not being conducted by the EPA.

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It’s time for the 2023 Spokesdog Competition!

Dog with blue capeHello, Philadelphia dog owners!
Help us put dog poop in its proper place and promote clean waterways in the city!
Show us how you Scoop the Poop and your dog could have a chance to be the next spokesdog for the Philadelphia Water Department. Snap a photo or share a video of your dog and how you properly dispose of your pet’s waste (Be creative, but bagged poop only, please!). To enter, post your photos or video to social media, tag Delaware Estuary and Philadelphia Water Department, and use the hashtag #SpokesdogPHL2023.
Must be a Philadelphia resident to enter. Contest closes May 31. Go to https://delawareestuary.org/manage-dog-waste/ for full contest rules and eligibility.

Check Out Our New Native Plant Guide!

Do you find yourself in your garden trying to tell the difference between young plants and the weeds? Do you wonder if a plant is native or not to the mid-Atlantic? Quit scratching your head because Partnership for the Delaware Estuary’s new guide, Native Seedlings of the Delaware Estuary, helps take the guesswork out of regional native plants. Full of pictures, this new guide contains information on more than 50 common native plants used in backyard pollinator gardens and rain gardens. Information includes:

• Common and scientific names, plant family
• Important ID characteristics to distinguish the plant
from other plants/weeds
• Water & sun requirements
• Ecological benefits
• Seasonal points interest (for adult plant; flowering,
fall color, etc.)
• Photo of the plant in bloom


Click here for the full guide.


Want more information on plants? Go to our Perennial Pages site.

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