• Fulmer Falls at George W. Childs Park

    Delaware Water Gap

    National Recreation Area NJ,PA

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  • Hornbecks Creek Trail Partial Closure

    The trail is closed between the first and second waterfall; a portion of the trail has sloughed off, causing a hazardous condition. The first waterfall is accessible from the 209 trailhead and the second waterfall is accessible from Emory Road.

  • River Road Closure

    Starting on Monday, September 8, River Road will be closed from Park Headquarters to Smithfield Beach while contractors complete pavement repairs. Access to Smithfield Beach will still be possible. More »

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?

A ranger testing water quality in a stream.

... that the Middle Delaware River exceeds ordinary federal standards for clean water. Because of this, special higher standards have been set for the river, so it does not "deteriorate" to being just "clean enough." The river in this park is, and will remain, truly "cleaner than clean." More...