Halo, a pit bull terrier mix, won this year’s Clean Water Spokesdog competition by getting the most likes on social media throughout the contest, which ran through the month of May. For the next year, she’ll be Water Woman’s sidekick and canine representative for clean water!
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.
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!
How much do you know about the Delaware Estuary and the things that are in it? Test your knowledge and maybe learn something too!
What are living shorelines? What role do they play in environmental science? Partnership for the Delaware Estuary has a spectacular new story map that tells you all about the Delaware Estuary Living Shorelines Initiative (DELSI). Click HERE to see.
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.
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.
It’s time to vote for the 2021 Philadelphia Water Department’s Spokesdog! You decide the winner by voting on social media. Go to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to vote in the 2021 Philly Spokesdog Competition. Our social media handle is @DelawareEstuary
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PDE has extended its oyster shell recycling program into Philadelphia. How will this help the environment? Plus, Earth Day 2022, the timing involved with freshwater mussel propagation, and more. Click here to read the latest issue.
The Schuylkill Action Network (SAN) has a new plan with ambitious environmental goals for the next five years.
By 2025, the group hopes to preserve 5,000 acres within the Schuylkill River Watershed, remove 5 million pounds of trash, and have $500 million in infrastructure investment in the watershed, and that’s just a few of the plan’s many goals.