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The Friends of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

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.

The Friends accomplish this by:

  • Raising funds to support the park's education and stewardship programs for which park funds are not available
  • Increasing awareness of our national park and the Delaware River
  • Providing community connection, expertise, advocacy and inspiration for the park.

The Friends also sponsor the park's Lecture Series, which run from late spring into fall and are posted on the Calendar of Events.


Join The Friends

Interested in joining or helping the Friends? Contact the Friends at:

Friends of Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area
PO Box 98
Bushkill, PA 18324-0098

The Friends operate under a partnership agrement with the National Park Service and have 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service.

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