Kate Layton

Explore the First State with the Delaware Estuary Explorers Program

July 15th, 2022

Explore the natural beauty of the First State this summer. While you’re at it, snap a picture, upload it to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and include the hashtag #DelawareEstuaryExplorers in your post. Each post is an entry to win one of the following cool prizes.Read More

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Read our New Strategic Plan

March 21st, 2022

What does PDE have planned for clean waters, healthy habitats, and strong communities? What are its goals from now through 2026? Our 21-page strategic plan is now available for view.

Click here to learn more.

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We Had a Great Time at the Delaware River Festival

October 6th, 2021

We had a wonderful time at this year’s Delaware River Festival, and we hope you did too! The online presentations are still available to watch on Facebook, YouTube, and on the festival’s official website at www.delawareriverfest.org.

See you next year!

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Spokesdog 2021

June 21st, 2021

Congratulations, Lucy!

The Philadelphia Water Department has a new spokesdog. It’s Lucy, who won the online spokesdog competition with the most “likes” on social media. She will be PWD’s spokesdog for dog waste education for 2021.



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Check out our new WATCH Tool

May 5th, 2021

Have a wetland issue? Check your WATCH

The Wetland Assessment Tool for Condition and Health (WATCH) is a tool to provide guidance to restoration practitioners in evaluating multiple aspects of current and future tidal salt marsh conditions. The ultimate goal of WATCH is to provide a method to evaluate the weight of evidence regarding ecological deficiency at a site to inform thoughtful decision-making in the context of different management goals and the appropriate selection of restoration tactics.

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