Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Partnership For Delaware Estuary Sets Workshops On New Conservation Plan In PA

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is in the middle of a series of public workshops to solicit ideas from stakeholders on what should be in an updated Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for the Estuary.  
There are two workshops coming up in Pennsylvania--
-- January 31: Healthy Communities Workshop: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.; and
-- February 1: Healthy Habitats Workshop: Montgomery County Community College, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.
A third kind of workshop called Healthy Waters was not scheduled in Pennsylvania, but there is one set for January 10 in Camden, New Jersey.
Click Here to review an Ideas Document for background before you go to the workshop.  An Introduction to the CCMP webinar is also archived and can be viewed by entering password: RKKNov7.
Click Here for the full schedule and to register.  Questions about the workshops should be directed to Emily Baumbach by email to: ebaumbach@DelawareEstuary.org.
The workshops will provide information about this important plan for the future of the Delaware River and Bay and its tributaries, and to gather ideas and questions from people who live and/or work in the region.
The Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan is a blueprint for collective action to make the Delaware Estuary region’s water drinkable, fishable, and swimmable by 2020. To be successful at this is a long-term team effort, lots of action is required by many other people, agencies, and organizations over 25 years.
When it comes to the Plan, the Partnership acts as both a coach and a player.
As a coach, the Partnership encourages and tracks the efforts of others on projects and programs to address CCMP actions – particularly the environmental agencies on the Estuary Implementation Committee and Steering Committee.
As a player, the Partnership works directly on projects and programs that address CCMP actions. The goals, objectives, and strategies for being a successful coach and player for 2013-2018 are expressed in a 5-Year Strategic Plan.
Like all National Estuary Programs, the Partnership is a science-based and stakeholder driven program.  If you live, work or play in the Delaware Estuary, you are a stakeholder and your input is important to the Partnership.
To learn more about the Plan update process and how you can become involved, visit the Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for the Estuary webpage.  Questions should be directed to Sarah Bouboulis by calling 302-655-4990 x 119 or send email to: sbouboulis@delawareestuary.org.
For more information on the programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Partnership, Like the Partnership on Facebook, Follow them on Twitter, Join them on Instagram or Subscribe to their YouTube Channel.

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