Delaware River

Urgent Help Needed

Delaware Riverkeeper Network urgently needs your help and support on the following issues:

Tell your NJ State Senator to Ban Frack Waste!

On August 11, Governor Christie officially vetoed the Frack Waste Ban Bill, legislation that would prohibit the treatment and discharge of toxic and radioactive frack waste in our state.  The legislation would also prevent polluted fracked drill cuttings from being dumped in our landfills and liquid waste from being sprayed on roads as a de-icer or dust suppressant like they allow in Pennsylvania and New York.

We need your state Senator to vote to override the Governor’s veto – if all the Senators who voted for S1041, the Frack Waste Ban Bill, voted for the override, this legislation will become law.
Please take a minute to send a letter to your Senator today to...  Learn More


Protect the Buffers That Protect Us All

Vegetated_Buffers,_Open_Space_and_Greenways-1.jpgCall and write your Pennsylvania State Senator and urge them to support SB 1465, the Riparian Buffer Protection Act, being proposed by Senator John Rafferty.  Based upon the best science, this important piece of legislation supports and encourages protection of riparian buffers along streams, creeks, and rivers in the Commonwealth, and therefore, helps to protect our communities from flooding and pollution.

Pennsylvania State Senator John Rafferty (44th Legislative District) has introduced legislation...  Learn More


Headquarters Road Bridge - rehab NOT replace

HeadquartersRdBridge before closures.jpgPennDOT is recommending replacement of the Headquarters Bridge Road in Tinicum Township, Bucks County with a new two lane structure.   This bridge was built in 1812 and experts say it’s a key element in the Ridge Valley Rural Historic District and the Federal Wild and Scenic River designation for the Tinicum Creek and the Lower Delaware River. Replacing the bridge also threatens water quality in the Tinicum Creek, an exceptional value stream.  Transportation experts say a two lane bridge will also lead to an increase...  Learn More


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Remember the River CampaignThe Delaware is the longest undammed river east of the Mississippi, flowing freely for 330 miles as it travels from New York state, through Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware to the Atlantic Ocean.

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