To foster deeper engagement with the Delaware River watershed, the Foundation is focused on developing and inspiring an active regional constituency for watershed protection. As part of this work we support efforts to construct and complete the Circuit, a defined network of more than 750 miles of connected trails, many of which closely parallel rivers, streams and canals.

We also support efforts to coordinate, expand, and raise the visibility of a network of more than 20 environmental centers that are on the Circuit (or a connecting trail) and a Delaware River watershed waterway. The Circuit and the centers are located in diverse landscapes across the watershed including densely populated urban areas, suburban spaces and rural regions. Through programming and creative use of technology, arts and communications, an overarching goal of this work is to convey the fundamental importance of clean water by increasing public access to and enjoyment of these waterways.

Other Watershed Protection Priorities