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How much water, when, and how cold it should be will be examined by a revived DRBC committee

The upper river, as seen from the bridge in Lordville, N.Y. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE A rare bird is due to land in Trenton this Thursday -- an SEF. Actually THE SEF -- Subcommittee on Ecological Flows. Say, what? If you're up to speed on the issues that the Delaware ...
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Turning Passion into Stewardship
Women and Their Woods

"Close your eyes. "What do you see? "What do you hear? "Do you hear chirping? "Water? "What do you feel? "If you're sitting, are your pants getting damp? "Is there a mosquito? "Do you smell white pine? "If you're sitting on a fallen log, do you smell decay? "Are you ...
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What happens after you flush and why it matters to the Delaware River

You're not going to believe me, but it's fascinating. There are big-city wastewater treatment facilities with a lot more bells and whistles, but seeing this system in Hancock, N.Y., gives you a pared-down version of a vital process. It's a process we don't think about, and probably don't want to ...
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The Land and Water Conservation Fund: Bringing the puzzle pieces together (at least for a little while longer)

The welcome sign for the growing conservation effort in Cherry Valley, Monroe County, Pa., which is being helped by the Land and Water Conservation Fund. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE Have you hunted (or fished or hiked or paddled) in the Neversink River Unique Area in Sullivan County, N.Y.? Have you ...
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Trout need clean water – so do we

The "new" Cherry Creek after it's been naturalized and made attractive for trout. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE To most of us, they are just spidery lines on a map, and the most contact we have with them is driving over some small barely noticed bridge. But small streams named and ...
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No fanfare, no half-time show: the Biology Super Bowl takes place in the Upper Delaware
BioBlitz 2018

Of course we know what lichen is, right? The sort of papery green stuff that we've seen growing on trees, etc. Well, that's only half of the story. The rest of the story is what the BioBlitz is all about: learning what you might not even suspect from folks who ...
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Hear ye! Hear ye! Time for the BioBlitz in the Upper Delaware!!
Get to the BioBlitz on June 30th

Learn all about the Upper Delaware BioBlitz with Nicole Slevin from Cornell Cooperative Extension (Sullivan County) in an interview on hydro-powered public radio: WJFF East Branch, from Hancock, looking upriver. This year's BioBlitz happens a little south of here in Starlight, Wayne County, Pa. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE Here ...
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All you can eat buffet is for the birds on Delaware’s bay shore

The Red Knot standing at the entrance to the Dupont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor is considerably bigger than its namesake, which is about the size of a Peppermint Patty. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE Delaware has rolled out the welcome mat for some interesting marine and avian tourists: the horseshoe ...
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