Majestic grove of Hemlock trees on the Damascus Forest Trail.

Damascus Township, PA – Do you enjoy hiking?  Hiking is a wonderful recreational activity for individuals, small groups, and families.  Have you heard of Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River’s Take a Hike! program?  As a way to get people to enjoy the outdoors, Upper Delaware has partnered with the New York Department of Conservation, the Pennsylvania…

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Upper Delaware River Watershed Region, NY and PA – Twenty residents of Pike and Wayne Counties in Pennsylvania and Delaware and Sullivan Counties in New York recently completed a 10-session online course in communicating about climate change, organized by a partnership called “Earth to Sky” (ETS). The course presented state-of-the-art science on climate change combined…

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Boaters enjoying a rafting trip while wearing their life jackets.

UPPER DELAWARE SCENIC & RECREATIONAL RIVER, NY/PA – Summer is a wonderful time to come and enjoy the Upper Delaware River whether it is fishing, boating, swimming, or floating.  But being on or near the river has its risks and everyone should follow safe river practices.  One of the most important pieces of safety equipment…

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Picturesque view of Cobey Pond.

LACKAWAXEN, PA – Do you enjoy hiking?  Have you heard of Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River’s Take a Hike! program?  As a way to get people to enjoy the outdoors, Upper Delaware has partnered with the New York State Department of Conservation, the Pennsylvania State Game Lands, Sullivan County, NY, Boy Scouts of America,…

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a bright orange bucket and yellow hard hat sit with the delaware river in the background

NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) is pleased to announce the availability of 12 litter clean-up kits that will be available for volunteers to borrow free of charge year-round. UDC was awarded a 2021 Sullivan Renaissance Healthy Community Initiatives Grant of $500 to support the initiative. Designed for use by two people, each kit…

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delaware river from east bank outside callicoon

NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) announces the opening of its Fiscal Year 2022 Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) program. Applications from the UDC’s member municipalities will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 20. Since 1988, the UDC has awarded $916,952 in competitive grants for 260 projects related to the implementation of the…

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RIVER VALLEY – In a brisk 52 minutes, the New York-Pennsylvania Joint Interstate Bridge Commission approved two capital projects and two studies totaling $9,749,088, while also reviewing inspection findings and green-lighting $169,916 for 2021-2022 maintenance for its 10 bridges at the May 26 annual (virtual) meeting. The 1953 Cochecton, NY-Damascus, PA Bridge was reduced to…

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The UDC is seeking an Independent Contractor to develop a long-term fiscal sustainability plan for the Upper Delaware Council Inc. and/or to update a 1995 Lehigh University economic analysis titled Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River: Impact of the River Management Plan on the Finances of Local Governments in NY and PA. Sealed bids due…

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NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) announces the availability of the annual Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational Corridor Code Enforcement Activities Report. Data collected demonstrates the impacts that the coronavirus pandemic had on building and development activities in the river corridor during 2020. Established in 1988, the UDC operates under a Cooperative Agreement with…

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NARROWSBURG — The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) invites local municipal officials, community advocates, residents, and the general public to attend the virtual premiere of the Project Review Workbook 2.0 Instructional Video on January 25th via Zoom. UDC will be joined by the National Park Service (NPS) and National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) to introduce the…

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