Take, identify, and submit photos of plants, animals, and fungi that you come across while out-and-about in and around the Delaware River for chances to win great outdoor-related prizes! The Delaware River Means Biodiversity contest is your chance to connect on a more thoughtful level with the natural world around you.
The Delaware River Watershed provides a thriving home to hundreds of species and if you look closely enough, you will be able to find them just about anywhere!
The valuable community science tool, iNaturalist, is a great way to get involved with researchers and help further their science while also giving you the opportunity to learn something new! Simply record your observations, share with fellow iNaturalists, and discuss your findings. Each of your observations will contribute to biodiversity science by helping scientists collect and use your data. iNaturalist is a free, easy-to-use app that anyone can enjoy!
The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is seeking a talented and enthusiastic conservation advocate and public policy professional to lead our coalition-based work to advance conservation and recreation in the Mid-Atlantic Region, based out of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. A qualified candidate will be enthusiastic about AMC’s conservation and recreation mission, have a proven track record as a skilled communicator, and will have experience in community and constituency engagement around environmental and outdoor recreation issues.
The Conservation Outreach Manager is primarily focused on eastern Pennsylvania but will support other AMC conservation initiatives from northern Virginia to Connecticut. Priority initiatives include state and federal legislative and regulatory public policy issues in the region that seek to combat and prepare for climate change; protect the region’s landscape and waters; and advance equitable access to the outdoors.
Plan includes new camp sites, facilities, entrance fees.
The National Park Service has issued a draft Visitor Use
Management Plan for the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Middle
Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River. The draft plan is available
for public review and comment for until December 6, 2019 at their web site.
In addition proposing an to an entrance fee, which has yet to be
established, the plan also proposes a park-specific seven-day pass: $25 for a
vehicle, $15 for a person, and $20 for a motorcycle, and a $45 annual
pass. The new entrance fee would mean changes to existing amenity fees and the
park’s entrance stations. The plan calls for expansion and improvement of
visitor facilities and amenities, including additional river camp sites.
In addition to public comment submitted on line and by mail, there
will be two public meetings:
Thursday, October 24, 6 – 8 PM, Bushkill Volunteer Fire Company Hall, 124 Evergreen Drive, Bushkill, PA 18324
Saturday, October 26, 1-3 PM, Sussex County Technical School Auditorium, 105 North Church Road, Sparta, NJ 07871
The Kittatinny Ridge (the Ridge) is Pennsylvania’s longest contiguous forested ridge. This long mountain range is familiar to many. It is the large forested expanse that one can view to the left when you travel north on Interstate 81 from the Maryland border and continue east on Interstate 78. It’s where many go to play, relax, enjoy nature, and get away from it all. Click here for more information and to take the survey.
Now is our chance to finally secure permanent, dedicated funding
for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The United States Senate is reviewing
S.1081, a bi-partisan bill to permanently provide $900 million annually to the
Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Write to your Senators today asking for their support of S.1081 by
joining as a co-sponsor.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund is a visionary and bipartisan
federal funding program for protecting our nation’s most special places. From
Sterling Forest in the New York Highlands, to White Cap Mountain in Maine, to
the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has
funded the protection of some of our most iconic landscapes and trails in the
Northeast. Earlier this year, we celebrated the permanent re-authorization of
the Land Water Conservation Fund, but without dedicated funding Congress’ work
is not complete.
Write to your Senators in support of funding for LWCF.