• Aqueduct and towpath, Delaware Canal (Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor)photo credit

    Lower Delaware

    National Wild and Scenic River PA,NJ

Management

The Lower Delaware River Management Plan provides a vision for the future of the river and context for future actions that emphasize local control and home rule. The heart of the vision is expressed in the six Management Goals that were crafted by the Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic River Task Force prior to national designation.

A cooperative approach to management is envisioned with the National Park Service and the existing Delaware River Greenway Partnership assisting the existing institutions and authorities and local communities with the implementation of the plan and outreach to the public.

 

National Wild & Scenic Rivers Program
Lower Delaware on the National Wild & Scenic River website
(Exact limits of the designated wild & scenic river)

Partnership Wild & Scenic Rivers
Lower Delaware on the Partnership Page

Delaware Rive Basin Commission

Did You Know?

A boatman's horn, used to signal lockkeepers

... that at its peak in the 1850s, the inland waterway system of this country included over 4,000 miles of canals and "navigations." Most are abandoned today, but the lore of the canal boaters lives on at Delaware Canal State Park PA on the Lower Delaware River, and at other National Park sites. More...