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Mission and Purpose
The mission of the Friends of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, an independent, non-profit volunteer organization, is to support the cultural, historical, natural, and recreational resources of this national park which surrounds the Delaware River from the Delaware Water Gap to the New York State border.
We accomplish this by:
To Join The Friends
Interested in joining or helping the Friends? Contact the Friends at:
Friends of Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area
or call (570) 426-2418.
The Friends operate under a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Park Service and have received 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service
Did You Know?
... that shad have made a comeback in the Delaware River, due to pollution control. This member of the herring family lives its adult life in the ocean, but travels up rivers and streams to spawn. Each spring, anglers follow the "shad run" up the Delaware River to catch these hard-fighting fish. More...