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Water's Edge: The Delaware River Watershed's Challenges and Promises for NJ hosted by NJ Spotlight

Wed, March 1, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM EST
Free, Virtual Event. Registration is requested.

From its source in upstate New York to its mouth at the Atlantic the Delaware River Watershed is a natural water system supporting more than 13 million people across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware.

Yet over the years the river and its web of tributaries have been subjected to grave threats ranging from the pollution off its shores to the pervading threats from overdevelopment, agrarian waste, and, now, climate change.

NJ Spotlight News has launched a multi-day online project, entitled "Water's Edge: The Trials and Tributaries of the Delaware River Watershed," looking at the challenges facing the watershed in New Jersey and the promises for its future. Our report focuses on four key areas: the Highlands, the Pinelands, the Bayshore, and urban estuary. See the full project here.

Please join us on March 1st at 4pm as we cap the online project with an NJ Spotlight News virtual roundtable featuring top experts and leaders as we unpack the online project and explore what's next for the watershed.

Opening remarks:

Stuart Clarke, Program Director, Watershed Protection, William Penn Foundation

Andy Kricun, Managing Director, Moonshot Missions, former CEO, Camden County Municipal Utility Authority
Shawn M. LaTourette, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Colleen O'Dea, Senior Writer and Projects Editor, NJ Spotlight News
Senator Bob Smith, Chair, Environment & Energy Committee, New Jersey State Senate
Maya K. van Rossum, Delaware Riverkeeper, Delaware Riverkeeper Network


Briana Vannozzi, Anchor, NJ Spotlight News

Sponsored by the William Penn Foundation.


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Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 04:00 PM to 05:15 PM