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Funding for Delaware Basin a promising start

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A section of the Musconetcong River in New Jersey restored by TU. (TU/Brian Cowden) By David Kinney For the first time, Congress is setting aside dedicated funds for conservation efforts in the Delaware River Basin. Consider the $5 million appropriation included in the new budget agreement a down payment for the Delaware River Basin Restoration…

Federal budget includes boost for Delaware basin

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Trout Unlimited’s efforts in the Delaware River Basin will get a boost as a result of the federal 2021 budget.  The Delaware River Basin Restoration Program (DRBRP) received $10 million in funding as part of the fiscal year 2021 Appropriations bill recently approved by Congress and signed by President Trump. The sum is a modest increase from the $9.7 million budgeted last fiscal year.  The…

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Our suite of analytical, decision support, and communication tools provide a conduit for relaying our scientists’ work to our membership, partners, and the public. These tools include story maps, more focused web mapping applications, and decision support tools. TU scientists developed the Steelhead Atlas and Eastern Brook Trout Conservation Atlas to gather the best map…

Pipeline Impacts in the Delaware River Basin

We are in the midst of a once-in-a-generation build-out of major interstate pipelines to move natural gas from the Marcellus shale region to markets, other transmission lines, and export terminals on the East Coast. If not properly managed, this construction boom could have major impacts on the streams and forests of the Delaware River Basin

Congress steps up to approve Delaware River Basin Conservation Act

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By Mark Taylor   In the early morning hours Saturday, Congress stepped up to protect one of America’s most historic watersheds.   The Delaware River Basin Conservation Act, first introduced in 2010 and long a priority for Trout Unlimited and our partners in the region, finally cleared both the House and Senate as a provision…

American Rivers names Delaware its River of the Year

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By Rob Shane  For those in the Mid-Atlantic, or for anyone who’s been trout fishing long enough to have a bucket list of rivers, you’re certainly familiar with the Delaware River. Aside from being the source of drinking water for more than 15 million people in two of the largest cities in the United States (New York and Philadelphia), it…

Delaware River Workgroup

Delaware River NLC Workgroup Represents TU on efforts to develop fish-protective minimum flow agreements in the Delaware River Basin.    Committee Members Chair: Donald Kieffer – New York TU Staff Contact: Emily Baldauff, Mid Atlantic Organizer Meets: The 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 PM ET.   Delaware River Workgroup Resources This is the…

Commission moves to formalize fracking prohibition in Delaware River basin

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By Keith Curley The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has begun a rulemaking process to protect one of our most valuable fisheries from the impacts of hydraulic fracturing, formalizing a de facto moratorium in place since 2010. Across the country, Trout Unlimited advocates for responsible energy development, which involves protecting the highest quality habitats and…

Public support strong for proposed hydraulic fracturing regs in Delaware basin

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This hydraulic fracturing well pad is located on a state forest in Eastern Pennsylvania. By David Kinney In the four months since the Delaware River Basin Commission issued proposed regulations covering hydraulic fracturing, thousands of people have come forward to speak at public hearings and in written comments about the importance of protecting natural resources…

Take Action for Upper Delaware

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By David Kinney Answering calls for action to protect the Delaware River and its prized wild trout fishery from extreme low flows this summer, New York City agreed today to voluntarily boost releases from its water supply reservoirs. This is a welcome step back from the brink. Officials from the city and the Delaware River

TU volunteers, staffers tout Delaware efforts on Capitol Hill

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New Jersey TU staffer Cole Baldino and Musconetcong Watershed Association volunteer Bill Leavens. By David Kinney Last week, Trout Unlimited restoration staff and volunteers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York visited their congressional offices in Washington D.C. to showcase efforts to restore wild trout habitat in the Delaware River Basin. In part, it was…

Delaware River Basin Commission bans fracking in watershed

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As infrastructure to support natural gas extraction expanded across the Appalachians over the past decade, the Delaware River Basin remained untouched as the group responsible for the coordinated management of the watershed considered the practice.  Now, after years of uncertainty, a vote by the Delaware River Basin Commission has formalized a ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing — often called “fracking” — in the basin.  In a special business meeting on Feb. 25, 2021, commissioners…

Trout Unlimited Applauds Upper Delaware River congressional Delegation for Working to Secure Funding to Improve Delaware River Flows

12/8/2003 Trout Unlimited Applauds Upper Delaware River congressional Delegation for Working to Secure Funding to Improve Delaware River Flows Trout Unlimited Applauds Upper Delaware River Congressional Delegation for Working to Secure Funding to Improve Delaware River Flows Contact: Leon Szeptycki Eastern Conservation Director Trout Unlimited 434.984.4919 12/8/2003 — Washington, D.C. — Trout Unlimited (TU) and…

No Room for Mistakes on New York’s Upper Delaware River

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National Park Service photo. By Chris Wood and Jeff Skelding It could have been far worse. The Up per Delaware River dodged a bullet last week when heavy rains and flooding washed out a railroad culvert, and a 63-car train carrying an assortment of waste materials, some of it toxic, derailed near Deposit, N.Y. Two…

Delaware River Restoration Initiative builds on conservation successes

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Trout Unlimited is leading a major project to protect clean water in the New Jersey Highlands, as a member of the Delaware River Watershed Initiat ive (DRWI). The William Penn Foundation announced more than $40 million in new funding for the DRWI, which is among the country’s largest non-governmental conservation efforts to protect and restore…

TU commends passage of spending bill

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March 23, 2018 For immediate release Contact Shauna Stephenson / Trout Unlimited (307) 757-7861, shauna.stephenson@tu.org Trout Unlimited commends passage of spending bill Bill will fund important conservation priorities across the country WASHINGTON D.C. – A spending bill that will fund important conservation priorities such as the Land and Water Conservation Fund, funding for restoration of…

Delaware River Trout Dodge Bullet

Delaware River Trout Dodge Bullet Delaware River Trout Dodge Bullet High rain totals save rivers for time being. Long-term flow problems remain with NYC reservoirs. Contact: Nat Gillespie Catskills Coordinator Trout Unlimited (607) 498-5960, ngillespie@tu.org 6/12/2002 — Hancock, New York — Today storage levels in New York Citys three reservoirs on upper Delaware River tributaries…

Study Indicates Need for Higher Flows in the Upper Delaware

4/12/2001 Study Indicates Need for Higher Flows in the Upper Delaware Study Indicates Need for Higher Flows in the Upper Delaware Trout Unlimited report shows current flows inadequate for fish, aquatic ecosystem Contact: 4/12/2001 — — Hancock, NY — Trout Unlimited today announced the completion of a report on flow needs for fish and other…

Voices from the River: Urban fish

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By Mark Taylor Scenic and peaceful, this place was not. We were walking on the shoulder of a busy highway in Eastern Pennsylvania, Joe Baylog leading the way. We were in the area working on a film project on TU’s work with the state’s Unassessed Waters Initiative. Baylog, president the Forks of the Delaware chapter,…

Didymo in the Delaware: Trout Unlimited Issues Caution to Anglers

Contact:Erin Mooney, (215) 557-2845 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Didymo in the Delaware: Trout Unlimited Issues Caution to Anglers Anglers should practice clean angling practices to help prevent spread of rock snot. BUSHKILL, Pa. With today’s National Park Service announcement that didymo, or “rock snot,” has recently been discovered in the Upper Delaware River, a popular area…