It’s been a great year for the Tidal Delaware Water Trail – the website got a revamp that allowed many new users to find out about the great opportunities for recreation on our amazing trail. As 2015 approaches, we are going to keep spreading the word about everything the Tidal Trail has to offer – and how to access it!
Our friends at the Delaware River Watershed Urban Waters Federal Partnership have these ideas about starting 2015 off right:
- American Trails Waterways Webinar – For those of you interested in best practices and inspiration around stewardship and ambassador programs on waterways, consider registering for the water-trail-stewardship webinar on January 25 at 1:00. Check this link for more information and registration details: http://www.americantrails.org/resources/water/webinar-water-trail-stewardship.html Any designated PA Water Trails gets one complimentary registration if they sign up through Amy Camp.
- Urban Water Blueprint – This interactive new report analyzes the state of water in more than 2,000 watersheds and 530 cities worldwide to provide science-based recommendations for natural solutions that can be integrated alongside traditional infrastructure to improve water quality. City and utility leaders who embrace both natural and engineered water infrastructure will not only meet future water demand; they will reshape our planet’s landscape for the better. http://water.nature.org/waterblueprint/#/intro=true
- Water Education Resource Guide – The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is seeking input to help create a very special resource for teachers. Every few years we compile a Delaware Estuary Water Education Resource Guide which gets distributed to teachers throughout Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Acknowledging programs and materials change more frequently than every 4 or 5 years, we’re hoping to make this primarily an online document to be more flexible to annual updates. Please collaborate with your colleagues, or direct this message to an education or outreach specialist assigned to classroom programs to complete the attached submission form by Wednesday, December 31. This brief form will help us spread the word about your programs and materials available to teachers throughout the estuary region. (Our latest resource publication from 2010 can be downloaded here.)