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Delaware River Facts: Get to Know This Important Waterway

The Delaware River is a major U.S. waterway that touches five different states and provides drinking water to over 13 million people. It’s an essential part of everyday life for people, animals, and plant species. Even if you are familiar with the Delaware River, there are interesting facts and informational tidbits about its history, wildlife, and…

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Habitat Loss: The Role Humans Play in Habitat Protection

What do the Great Barrier Reef, the Amazon Rainforest, the Florida Everglades, and the Delaware River Watershed all have in common? First, they all provide habitat—think of coral reefs, tree top canopies, and nesting birds in your backyard. Second, they are each a bustling hub of recreation, exploration, and biodiversity. Finally, and most importantly, they…

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8 Best Places to Enjoy Birdwatching in the Delaware River Watershed

At any given point, there are 1,107 species of birds flying through the skies, chirping on tree branches, and meandering around marshlands throughout North America, according to National Geographic.  Trying to catch a glimpse of birds in their natural habitats is a favorite past time of hobbyists and nature lovers. In fact, approximately 45 million…

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5 Educational Stops to Make on the Schuylkill River Trail

Southeastern Pennsylvania is home to a variety of trails that allow outdoor enthusiasts and families to get out and explore nature. One of those pathways is the Schuylkill River Trail, a 130-mile stretch that spans from Philadelphia to Auburn, Pennsylvania, and is part of the regional network of Circuit Trails.  Currently over 60 miles of…

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Philadelphia Kids Activities: 7 Nature-Themed Day Trips

Philadelphia is a goldmine for fun kids activities. From exploring and playing in the Please Touch Museum to seeing all sorts of animals at the Philadelphia Zoo, the city is full of activities to keep children of all ages entertained. But the fun isn’t limited to within the city limits. When planning Philadelphia kids activities…

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The Alliance for Watershed Education Receives $6 Million Grant From the William Penn Foundation

The Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River (AWE) is proud to announce continued funding through a $6.1 million grant from the William Penn Foundation in support of its ongoing commitment to building greater awareness of and appreciation for our region’s rivers and streams.  “The William Penn Foundation’s grant to support the Alliance for…

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