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.


Opening Day for Trails 2020

Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s almost time for Opening Day for Trails! April 18th marks the official Rails to Trails Conservancy date, but AWE Centers will be hosting trailside events throughout the entire month. Find an AWESome event, hit the trails, and celebrate spring at an AWE Center near you!

Find An Event about Opening Day for Trails 2020

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 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.