Get to know your watershed!  The Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River is comprised of 23 environmental education centers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The Delaware River is the longest undammed river east of the Mississippi, and its watershed stretches all the way into upstate New York, providing clean drinking water for more than 15 million people – that’s nearly 5% of the entire United States’ population! The Delaware River watershed provides important ecological habitats to a multitude of species, and provides recreation for cyclists, hikers, paddlers and other outdoor enthusiasts.  

Explore. Enjoy. Engage. The 23 education centers in the Alliance share a mission to collectively increase and enhance constituent appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of the Delaware River watershed.


Access Center Programs from Anywhere, Anytime:

Alliance Centers have responded to the global threat of coronavirus (COVID-19), by offering a wide variety of virtual programming. Enjoy educational videos, children’s story times, activities for kids of all ages to do at home, and even a few opportunities specifically for adults.

Whether you’re interested in spring wildflowers, how to build a rain barrel at home, building a model of a cruiser ship, or joining a virtual book club, look no further than the 23 AWE centers!

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Featured Center

A view of the Delaware River back channel from Petty's Island.

New Jersey Natural Lands Trust at Petty’s Island

NJ Natural Lands Trust’s Petty’s Island is a unique natural setting within a heavily industrialized area that currently houses operation for CITGO Petroleum Corporation. Once fully restored, the Island will provide amazing opportunities to learn about the area’s natural diversity and history. Watch a video about Petty’s Island here. Access to the Island is currently restricted; all…

Meet the Fellows

man stands next to blue cart with educational materials

The Fellowship Program

Each center in the Alliance hosts one or two Fellows for twelve weeks during the summer. The program aims to increase engagement and action toward protecting and restoring the Delaware River watershed. Fellows may engage with visitors to environmental centers, lead research initiatives, work in the center and on the water, or guide a “Mobile Nature Center” to do trail engagement.

Upcoming Events

A watershed fellow and a young child hold a net over Cobbs Creek.