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December 06, 2016
National Park Service Digital Boundary Supports 21st Century Planning for the Upper Delaware River Corridor
The National Park Service recently released a digital version of the official boundary for Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River for use by local municipalities, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of New York, Delaware River Basin Commission and other partners. Instead of getting out a hard copy map of the river corridor spread across eight pages of the Upper Delaware River Management Plan, local planning boards will now be able to display the boundary in a Geographic Information System (GIS) program to quickly and easily evaluate the general location of a project in the corridor.

October 25, 2016
Weather Delays Require Roebling Bridge Closure for Four Days Between October 31, 2016 and November 17, 2016
Unexpected delays to the maintenance work on the National Historic Landmark Roebling Bridge (Roebling’s Delaware Aqueduct) will require closing the roadway to vehicular traffic for four consecutive days from 6:00 AM Monday through 6:00 PM Thursday between October 31 and November 17, 2016. The specific dates of the four-day closure are not now known, as the closure will occur during a week when the weather is predicted to be “warm and dry”. The warm and dry conditions are required to properly seal the concrete bridge deck.

September 17, 2016
Roebling Bridge Closed Monday through Thursday Starting October 3, 2016
Maintenance work on the National Historic Landmark Roebling Bridge (Roebling’s Delaware Aqueduct) will require closing the roadway to vehicular traffic beginning October 3, from 6:00 a.m. Monday, until 6:00 p.m. Thursday throughout the month of October. One walkway will remain open at all times for pedestrian use. Vehicles will be allowed to cross the structure on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The New York Parking Lot will be closed throughout the construction period.

September 02, 2016
Roebling Bridge Construction to Begin Public Invited to Informational Meeting
The National Historic Landmark Roebling Bridge (Roebling’s Delaware Aqueduct) will undergo significant maintenance work beginning the week of September 27, 2016. The National Park Service at Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River (NPS), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), invite you to attend an informational meeting about this project.

July 05, 2016
Fun for the Whole Family at the 12th Annual Zane Grey Festival
The National Park Service and the Zane Grey’s West Society will host the 12th Annual Zane Grey Festival this summer. The festival is free of charge and will be held at the Zane Grey Museum, 135 Scenic Drive, Lackawaxen, PA on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 10:00am – 4:00pm.

June 24, 2016
Celebrate 4th of July Weekend on the 100 Mile Paddle
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is celebrating the National Park Service’s 100th birthday by paddling 100 miles of the Delaware River this summer. Looking for something fun to do to celebrate Independence Day? Consider signing up for the 100 Mile Paddle on July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The stretches of river that will be covered will be Long Eddy, NY to Callicoon, PA, Callicoon, PA to Damascus, PA, and Damascus, PA to Narrowsburg, NY, respectively. Paddlers must provide their own equipment but a free shuttle is provided. The paddle will begin at 9:00am and participants will meet the Park Rangers at the launch access.

June 16, 2016
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Hosts Yoga By The River
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is excited to present a new series of programs this summer, called ‘Yoga By The River’. The sessions will take place on Saturday June 25th, Saturday July 23rd, and Saturday August 20th, at 9:30 AM at the Corwin Farm Ranger Station, 2995 State Route 97, Pond Eddy, NY 12770. The sessions will be led by Maggie Lehrian of Roots Yoga Studio in Hawley, PA, and will be free to the public. To register for the sessions or for more information, please call Anya Shaunessy at 570-685-4871 ext. 6610, space is limited.

June 09, 2016
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Seeks Volunteers to be Watershed Stewards
If you are someone who enjoys spending time outdoors, consider yourself to be a “people person”, and find yourself with some extra time on your hands, then signing up to be a Watershed Steward may be the perfect opportunity for you! The National Park Service, Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River is looking for eager outdoor enthusiasts to donate a few hours of their time at some of the busiest Upper Delaware River boat launches and access points on weekends throughout the summer visitor season, from June 18 through September 3, 2016.

May 24, 2016
Launch of 100 Mile Paddle on the Delaware River
The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday by inviting the public to paddle 100 miles on the Delaware River with us this summer. The “100 Mile Paddle” will be a series of ranger-led guided paddles covering 70 miles of the Upper Delaware River and 30 miles of the Middle Delaware River. The inaugural paddle will begin on Saturday, June 4th at 9:00am in Fireman’s Park in Hancock, NY and then travel down the river to the NY DEC Access in Lordville, NY.

May 10, 2016
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River to celebrate American shad and World Fish Migration Day on May 21st
An ancient and impressive wildlife migration is occurring in our midst. The spring spawning run of American shad is a timeless ritual, one that has taken place in the Delaware River for the past 10,000 years. On May 21st, World Fish Migration Day, the National Park Service will celebrate this rite of spring with a shad viewing float trip on the Upper Delaware River between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Join park biologists for an 8-10 mile river paddle to observe migrating American shad, learn about their natural history and ecology, and simply enjoy the outdoors.

April 07, 2016
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Hosts HAM Radio Operator Event
Imagine talking across town, around the world, or even into space in a time before internet or cell phones. As part of our celebration of National Park Week, Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is partnering with the Wayne County Amateur Radio Club to educate people about the fascinating operation of HAM radios. Join us on April 23, 2016 between 9am and 5pm at the National Park Service Ranger Station in Milanville, Pennsylvania (1152 River Road, Milanville, PA) for a demonstration by amateur radio operators that brings together people, technology, and communication.

April 04, 2016
“Wear It!” Lawn Signs Promote Water Safety
With this year’s boating season right around the corner, now is the time to dust off your “Wear It!” lawn signs. These signs help Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River spread the important message to always wear a life jacket when boating, swimming, fishing, or floating on any body of water. Wearing life jackets save lives.

September 17, 2015
Celebrate National Public Lands Day with Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River invites you to participate in a national day of community service on September 26

August 31, 2015
Join Us for a Ranger Led Program on Bald Eagles
Experience the Soaring Majesty of America’s National Bird, the Bald Eagle at Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River

August 28, 2015
Park Ranger Led Nature Hike of the Bouchoux Trail
Rangers will lead a challenging, yet picturesque nature hike in Lordville, New York

August 28, 2015
Looking for Boy Scout Troops for a Volunteer Project
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Needs Your Help with Trail Maintenance on the Tusten Mountain Trail in Narrowsburg, NY

August 23, 2015
Park Ranger Guided Canoe Instruction on the Delaware River
Park Ranger from Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River will demonstrate proper canoe paddling techniques and safety

August 17, 2015
Discover the Story of the Erie Railroad through Living History
Learn about the scandalous local history of the Erie Railroad, and New York’s glamorous and wealthy elite who escaped to the scenic Upper Delaware on the Erie’s passenger service

August 17, 2015
99th Birthday of the National Park Service
Come Find Your Park and Celebrate the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service! Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River invites you to celebrate with us on August 25th.

May 17, 2012
Thanking America's Armed Forces
To show our appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, on May 19 – Armed Forces Day – the National Park Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents.

May 09, 2012
Mile-a-minute vine
Mile-a-minute vine, unfortunately, gets its name from the eerie rate at which this vine can grow in a day. Yes, it’s true; it can grow up to 6 inches in one day and can reach over 20 feet long in one growing season.

May 04, 2012
didymo
Superintendent Sean McGuinness announced today that an aquatic biologist with the Delaware River Basin Commission found extensive mats of the aquatic alga Didymosphenia geminata (also known as Didymo or "Rock Snot"), an invasive species, in the Delaware River.

May 04, 2012
River Clean Up
Each year volunteers remove a tremendous amount of litter and waste from the floor and banks of the river. This is your chance to help keep our public lands safe and beautiful!

May 04, 2012
Don Hamilton Promoted to Chief of Resource Management
Don Hamilton, Natural Resource Specialist, was recently promoted to the position of Chief of Resource Management at Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.

August 26, 2011
Flooding Expected Along Upper Delaware River
Due to Hurricane Irene the possibility for significant flooding exists on the Upper Delaware River and its tributaries.

August 14, 2009
Roebling Bridge Road Work Delayed Until Monday, August 17, 2009
Road work originally scheduled for August 13 and 14 has been delayed until Monday, August 17, 2009. “The weather has forced them to postpone their work until Monday, commented Superintendent Vidal Martinez. 

August 06, 2009
National Park Service Announces Minor Delays Crossing the Roebling Bridge
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July 07, 2009
Evening Nocturnal Program to be Held at the Zane Grey Museum
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July 06, 2009
Evening Night Sky Program to be Held at the Zane Grey Museum
Join Park Ranger Alyson Lasko to learn about the summer evening sky. Through demonstrations and a PowerPoint presentation visitors will learn how to identify the summer constellations, as well as the stories behind them. 

July 02, 2009
The Zane Grey Festival to be held again at the Zane Grey Museum
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June 22, 2009
Summer Programs for Children to be Held at the Zane Grey Museum
No abstract supplied.

June 04, 2009
Roebling Bridge and Minisink Trail Repairs
Two historic Upper Delaware resources that received extensive damage during the floods of 2004-05-06 will receive extra attention this construction season, according to Superintendent Vidal Martinez of the National Park Service.

November 17, 2008
30th Anniversary Events
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River marked 30 Years of Partnering to Protect the River with two special events.

October 03, 2008
Upper Delaware EXPO
Please join Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River in celebrating its anniversary at the Upper Delaware EXPO on Saturday, October 25, 2008.

October 03, 2008
Upper Delaware 30-Year Retrospective
The 30th anniversary of the designation of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River will be commemorated on November 8 with a symposium at Central House Family Resort in Beach Lake, PA.

July 25, 2008
Fifty-six Drown in Upper Delaware River
Fifty-six people drowned in the Upper Delaware River since 19. The number wearing a life jacket? Zero! 80. 

September 08, 2006
National Park Service Hosts New York State Hunter Safety Course
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September 01, 2006
Rising Water Increases Danger on Upper Delaware River
Dave Forney, Superintendent of the National Park Service at Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, announced this morning that although the water level is dropping on the Delaware River, there is still a danger of high water for the weekend.

September 01, 2006
Upper Delaware River Swimming Advisory
Water quality monitoring conducted on August 29 and 30 revealed high fecal coliform bacteria levels throughout the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River and within Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

July 20, 2006
"Lost and Found" for the Delaware River
Flood water on the Upper Delaware River resulted in boats, propane tanks, tables and other items being swept downstream. Now that the water level has gone down, locating and recovering items lost in the flood will become easier.

July 20, 2006
Is the Delaware River Safe for Boating and Swimming?
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July 05, 2006
Roebling Bridge Reopens to Vehicular Traffic
Roebling Bridge reopened to vehicular traffic at 3:20 pm today.

June 28, 2006
High Water on Upper Delaware River
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is experiencing historic flood conditions. Flood and high water conditions are expected to continue through this weekend.

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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