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.


2018 Fellows Recruitment: Happening Now!

Every year, the 23 Centers in the Alliance for Watershed Education participate in AWE’s Delaware River Watershed Fellowship program, which allows young adults to explore their watershed, enjoy the benefits it offers, and get engaged in environmental issues, natural conservation and watershed education. For many Fellows, this opportunity is their first foray into the environmental field, but after twelve weeks, all Fellows gain an appreciation for nature and the capability of being an ambassador for the watershed. Click here to see a listing of this year’s Fellowship opportunities, and click here to see the cohort of previous Fellows.

Learn More about 2018 Fellows Recruitment: Happening Now!

Featured Center

An aerial view of the area along the Cooper River in Camden, NJ that will be Gateway Park in early 2018.

New Jersey Conservation Foundation at Gateway Park

New Jersey Conservation Foundation at Gateway Park was initially intended as a scenic view for Republican National Convention visitors in 2000, but the 1-mile stretch of land along the Cooper River will now serve as a public, preserved open space for the surrounding communities.

Meet the Fellows

man stands next to blue cart with educational materials

The Fellowship Program

Each center in the Alliance hosts a fellow 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”.

Upcoming Events

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