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 undamned 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 provide education and recreational opportunities that inspire personal conservation action, improve water quality, strengthen community ties, and increase access to trails and waterways throughout the watershed.  

Visit AWE at the Flower Show!

The Alliance for Watershed Education is thrilled to be participating in the 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show! Representatives from Centers throughout the Alliance will be serving as docents at the William Penn Foundation’s Windows on the Watershed exhibit, giving presentations in the Gardener’s Studio, showing off their Roving Naturalist tricycles, and participating in the March 7 Water Summit. Stop by during Show hours to learn more about the Alliance & the Centers that comprise it.

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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.

Meet the Fellows

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.