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Among recent posts using our hashtag: some great photos of artists at work from the Peters Valley School of Craft open studio event, Ridge and Valley Conservancy's bird walk around White Lake, and John Conway's one-minute history lesson from Minisink Battleground Park.

Updates from the Scenic Wild Delaware River


Join us for our Fall SWDR Geotourism Conference. Location and date (late September/early October) to be confirmed soon!

Click HERE for a quick survey to help us plan the conference to best support YOU!
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Marie Liu Art Exhibit at historic Hotel Fauchere, Milford PA
Delaware River Family Campground Columbia NJ
Geology Hike Dingmans Ferry PA
Historic Bangor PA
Panther Lake Camping Resort Andover NJ
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem Hancock Town Square NY
Walpack Inn Walpack Center NJ
Wooden Duck B&B Andover NJ

Sharon Davis photo
Paddle • Learn • Adventure • Connect

Get out on the water for one day or up to seven days of guided paddles on the Delaware and Lehigh rivers. Learn about history, natural history, and ecology; have a great time with other river lovers; enjoy great meals, camping, and swimming breaks!

June 17-23  23rd Annual Delaware River Sojourn (Funding available for youth teams to participate. Learn more here.)

June 24-26  21st Annual Lehigh River Sojourn

Delaware Canal State Park photo

Join hundreds of volunteers for Kittatinny Canoes' 28th annual river clean-up, July 17-18.

Kittatinny provides complimentary canoes, campsites, breakfast, and a barbecue dinner.

You'll work in teams doing whatever you're comfortable with—from picking up trash and debris along the banks or shallow water to diving in the deep parts of the river.

RSVP required: Call 1-800-FLOAT-KC or e-mail

SWDR partner, Monroe County Transit Authority, is again offering the River Runner summer weekend shuttle service.

Bring your kayaks, bikes, kids, even your dog, for access to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area's four river access points in PA and Kittatinny Visitors Center NJ; trailheads; and other areas including Shawnee Inn and PlayhouseFernwoodPEEC, and downtown Delaware Water Gap and Milford.

Weekends and long holiday weekends from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

SWDR contributor, New Jersey Audubon, has planted over 1,900 native trees and shrubs on stream banks and buffer areas along the Paulin’s Kill River and the Musconetcong River. The plantings will benefit water quality, soil health, floodplains, and habitat for birds, trout, Wood Turtles, and other species.

The projects are part of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI). New Jersey Audubon contracts with the NJ Youth Corps of Phillipsburg to do these restoration projects, helping youth develop work skills in ecological restoration and environmental science.

Learn more on New Jersey Audubon's Stewardship Blog. If you're a NJ landowner interested in support for conservation projects on your property, contact NJ Audubon Stewardship Project Director, John Parke.

Want to get out in nature? Take a hike and enjoy the birds at NJ Audubon's Old Farm Sanctuary and Wattles Stewardship Center.

John Parke photo

Learn how to use ProjectPATH to find out about upcoming PennDOT projects and weigh in on what happens to historic places you care about. Register for FREE. Wednesday, June 21, 6 p.m. at the National Museum of Industrial History, 602 East 2nd Street, Bethlehem, PA.


Learn about building watershed resiliency in the Upper Delaware River. Register for FREE or learn more here. Thursday, June 7, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sullivan County Offices, Legislative Hearing Room, 100 North Street, Monticello, NY. Co-sponsored by SWDR partner Friends of the Upper Delaware.

The SWDR's Creative Placemaking Bootcamp on May 18 engaged some 20 participants from around the SWDR region in re-imagining land use and building collaboration for sustainable community development. Thanks to SWDR council members Suzanne Ishee and Kathleen Sandt for organizing this workshop!
Upcoming Events Along the Scenic Wild Delaware River
Through June 18
Art Exhibit at historic Hotel Fauchere (Milford PA)

Memorial Day Weekend
"Spring Fling" Family Nature Getaway Weekend (Dingmans Ferry PA)
Celtic Festival at Shawnee Mountain (East Stroudsburg PA)
Summer Kickoff at Hancock Town Square (Hancock NY)

June 2-4
Michael Arnone's Crawfish Festival (Augusta NJ)

June 3
Bridge the Gap: Day Paddle (Dingmans Ferry PA)
Making Matters Opening Reception (Layton NJ)

June 4
Create Your Own Walking Stick (Dingmans Ferry, PA)

Sundays, June through August
Gazebo Concerts (Delaware Water Gap, PA)

June 6
CruzinPort (Port Jervis NJ)

June 10
Bridge the Gap: Pond Paddle (Dingmans Ferry PA)
Crafts & Fine Arts Festival (Hackettstown NY)
Trout Parade (Livingston Manor NY)
Second Saturday (Honesdale NY)
Trout Town BBQ & Brews Fest (Roscoe NY)

June 11
Tractor Parade (Callicoon NY)
Geology Hike (Dingmans Ferry PA)

June 16
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem (Hancock, NY)

June 17
PEEC 5k Trail Race: Run, Hike, Crawl (Dingmans Ferry PA)
Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival (Honesdale PA)

June 18
Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk (Dingmans Ferry PA)
Four Sisters Winery Father's Day BBQ (Belvidere, NJ)

June 23-25
Milford Music Festival (Milford PA)

June 24
Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk (Dingmans Ferry PA)
Gardening with Native Species (Dingmans Ferry PA)
Native Plants Walk (Hawley PA)

June 24-25
Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival (Fairfield NJ)

June 25
Introduction to Blacksmithing (Dingmans Ferry PA)

June 30-July 3
Celebration with a Bang Family Nature Getaway Weekend (Dingmans Ferry PA)

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