The great blue heron is one of many animals that count on clean water in the Delaware River and its tributaries to live and thrive. Wild trout, threatened bog turtles and millions of humans also need clean water from this river that was so central to the birth of our nation.
New efforts in Washington, D.C. to lift clean water and habitat protections gain more and more ground every day—it has never been more important to speak up and lead at the state and local level!
The Delaware River and its tributaries support more than 60 fish species and the Delaware Bay supports the world’s largest spawning area for horseshoe crabs, whose eggs feed red knots and other shorebirds in their springtime migration from South America to the Arctic. Great blue and green-backed herons wade in shallows looking for fish, frogs, and crustaceans for a meal.
We need the governors of the Delaware Watershed states (Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania) to come together and take action for healthy habitat, clean water and vulnerable wildlife! Urge them to take a stand, right now.