Recognizing the importance of the Delaware River watershed, Congress created the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program in 2016 to focus and enhance conservation efforts in the region. With grassroots advocacy by Trout Unlimited and our partners in the watershed, we have generated bipartisan support for the Delaware in Congress and secured $11 million for the basin over the past two years.
Dedicated funding is now flowing to on-the-ground projects to restore and reconnect streams, mitigate flooding, and improve recreational access.
That’s why we are asking Congress to increase funding for the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program to $10 million in the coming year, up from $6 million this year.
TU is hard at work in the Delaware basin. We are restoring and reconnecting streams, advocating for stronger regulatory protections, and working to improve reservoir flows on the Upper Delaware River. And we are working with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and other partners to ensure the continuing success of the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program.
We ask you to reach out to your elected officials today. Take a moment to thank them if they have supported the program in the past. Tell them why the Delaware is important to you. Tell them why still more conservation and restoration is needed. And urge them to work with their colleagues to support a $10 million appropriation for the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program in FY20
Rob Shane / Mid-Atlantic Organizer
571-274-0598 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Speak up for the Delaware!
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