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.

 

Hit the Trails on Opening Day!

This year marks Rails to Trails Coalition’s seventh annual Opening Day for Trails on Saturday, April 13th! Kick off the spring trail season by hitting your favorite Circuit Trail for a walk, run, ride or special event. Many Opening Day events will be hosted or co-hosted by Alliance Centers; find an Opening Day event on a trail near you! 

 

Learn More! about Hit the Trails on Opening Day!

Featured Center

A view of the historic Fairmount Water Works in Philadelphia, with the Philadelphia Art Museum and partial city skyline in the background, and the Schuylkill River in the front.

Fairmount Water Works

Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center educates visitors about Philadelphia’s urban watershed at its waterfront facility, operated by the Philadelphia Water Department. This historic water pumping station offers a glimpse into humanity’s important connection to water.

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.