• Fulmer Falls at George W. Childs Park

    Delaware Water Gap

    National Recreation Area NJ,PA

Climate Friendly Planning

Climate Friendly Parks

The Climate Friendly Parks Program (CFP) is a collaboration of the National Park Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency which aims to provide national parks with comprehensive suppport and with management tools and resources to address climate change both within park boundaries and in surrounding communities.
The program will:
• Measure park-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
• Develop sustainable strategies to mitigate these emissions and to adapt to climate change impacts, and
• Educate the public about these efforts.

How to be Climate-friendly at a park | Climate-friendly at home

Climate change page of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

 

Climate Friendliness at this park
This park is the 6th national park to join the CFP program. The park's Environmental Management Plan (signed January 23, 2008) contains important actions to reduce fuel use and emissions, increase energy conservation, and improve waste management procedures. Ultimately, the objective is to have the park model climate friendly behavior for visitors. However, it is believed that the greatest impact that the park will have on climate change is the effectiveness and extent of education available to the public at the park.

Delaware Water Gap Climate Action Plan

Did You Know?

Sketch of a dam with forests on the river banks.

... that the reservoir of the proposed Tocks Island Dam would have inundated 30 miles of the Delaware River and 30,000 acres of its river valley (now part of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.) The defeat of the dam was an early victory of the environmental movement in this country. More...