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.

 

Trails are OPEN (even if Centers are not!)

As our country responds to the global threat of coronavirus (COVID-19), many Alliance centers are closing their doors in order to stop or slow the virus from spreading. Please confirm with a Center before you visit.
However, if you plan to hike, walk, bike, run, or ride a trail, most trails are open! We encourage everyone to get outside if you are able, enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, and take some moments of quiet contemplation in Nature. Stay safe, stay healthy.

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Featured Center

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Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center

Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center has offered environmental education programs at its urban center in Southwest Philadelphia for more than two decades. It offers hands-on activities, research & teacher training to strengthen in-school environmental education. This center features meadows, forest area, two creeks and a wetland.

Meet the Fellows

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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.