DEPOSIT (WBNG) — More than a million dollars in federal funding is flowing in to clean up the upper Delaware River.
The funds were announced today by Congressman Antonio Delgado and Conservation Organizations.
The money will allow various organizations to conserve and restore fish and wildlife habitat, enhance and maintain water quality, and improve river based recreational opportunities and public access in the Upper Delaware Watershed.
“Of the fourteen projects we have a number of culvert replacements, that’s restoring the connectivity of the river and then in addition we have actual restoration projects you’ll see one on downsville where we are trying to reconnect flood plain to mitigate for flooding, we have another project where we are improving habitat while stabilizing a roadside bank.” said Tracy Brown, Trout Unlimited’s New York Restoration Manager.
The Delaware river also provides drinking water to 13.3 million people including 50% of New York city.