|Recap: The Importance of a Coordinated Restoration and Conservation Effort in the Delaware River Basin Briefing|
NEMWI and the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, in coordination with Representative Carney (DE-At Large) and the House Delaware River Basin Task Force, sponsored a well-attended briefing on February 13th, entitled "The Economic and Environmental Importance of Coordinated Conservation in the Delaware River Basin." Representatives Carney, Fitzpatrick, Gibson and LoBiondo spoke at the briefing, and Representative Carney rolled out the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act with the following co-sponsors: Reps. Dent, Gibson, Holt, Fitzpatrick, LoBiondo, Runyan, Cartwright, Andrews, Meehan, and Schwartz. The bill is bi-partisan, with 6 Republican and 5 Democrat sponsors. Other briefing speakers included Kelly Anderson, Manager for Philadelphia Water's Source Water Protection Program (presentation); Jennifer Adkins, Executive Director of the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (presentation); Bernie Marczyk, Director of Conservation Programs for Ducks Unlimited (presentation); and Kim Beidler, Project Coordinator for the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed. Light refreshments were provided courtesy of DuPont and the National Wildlife Federation.
For more information, contact Erik Hagen, Senior Policy Associate at the Northeast-Midwest Institute.