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 Philadelphia skyline rises above the treeline at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum.

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum has the honor of being America’s First Urban National Wildlife Refuge, which was established to protect Pennsylvania’s largest remaining tidal marsh and provide environmental education. The refuge strives to provide environmental education, engage communities in conservation action, and breakdown transportation barriers to green spaces in Philadelphia.

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.