The William Penn Foundation has just announced a $35 million dollar multi-year initiative to protect and restore critical sources of drinking water for 15 million people.
This is very, very good news.
It also means that the situation has become quite serious.
Something for everyone this spring and summer...
Together with our partners, we've planned a lot of great events for you this spring and summer. From free workshops for kids and families to Science on Tap programs where you'll learn about interesting topics in a casual setting, from programs to help you better manage your forestlands to bird walks and canoe trips, there is something for everyone to get outdoors in our beautiful Upper Delaware River region. Check out our Calendar of Events and start planning - we're looking forward to seeing you!
The Green Lodging Partnership allows guests at participating hotels to contribute to the Conservancy with every reservation and help protect the beautiful lands, pristine waters, and outdoor recreational opportunities that make the Upper Delaware River region special.
The Delaware Highlands Conservancy/Yeaman Scholarship for $1,000 is awarded annually to a student pursuing a field in environmental studies in college. The scholarship is open to students in school districts bordering the Upper Delaware River in NY and PA. Applications are due every March, with announcements made the following June.
Shop Local Save Land connects us to local farm and forest products to support working lands and promote sustainable local economies. Get your guides to Farms and Farm Markets and Wood Products, Professionals, and Resources: easy-to-use, easy-to-carry, one-stop resources.
Women and Their Woods is a dynamic and fun program that teaches women to effectively care for their lands. It emphasizes conservation stewardship and the value of intact forestlands, instilling in women landowners a sense of confidence in their abilities to meet the challenges of forestland ownership.
Why I Care
My family couldn't be luckier to live in Sullivan County right now. I'm thrilled to be a member of the Conservancy’s Board of Directors and an active volunteer for Eagle Watch. Sharing the existence of the beautiful bald eagles that reside and visit here with locals and visitors is really quite Zen-like.
- Nicole Slevin, Volunteer
I care because I'm proud of where I live. Spending an afternoon observing bald eagles, hiking in the woods, or floating down the river recharges me. I want to be able to continue sharing these experiences with people that don't realize the beauty of this area.
-Shanna Kenny, Volunteer
As my kayak hits the Lackawaxen and Delaware rivers each spring, I am reminded of nature's beauty and why I love living in this region of northeast Pennsylvania. Each time my boat passes a bald eagle nest or a screeching great blue heron, I appreciate the opportunity to recreate in such peaceful waters.
-Katie Lester, PPL Lake Wallenpaupack
Standing on the lip of the Upper Delaware, on a Sunday, with little or no traffic going by, when the weather is 5 above, and the wind is blowing down River, and a mature eagle lights in a tree across from the blind to pose for a 45 minute study; it’s spiritual, it’s like being in church, it’s a magnificent experience!
- Joel Murphy, Volunteer
As a kid I remember losing myself in the sacred places of Pike County, PA. Covered in mud, wet to the waist in the river, a stream or a pond, burned by the sun, those were the happiest days of my life, and they were the days that formed my character. In my lifetime I have seen some of those sacred places desecrated. I support the Conservancy to keep some of our places sacred for my children.
- Keith Fitzpatrick, Owner,
Keith Fitzpatrick Custom Carpentry