three fisher people wading in the river and a rowboat

David B. Soete

still river in the summer

David B. Soete

a series of short cascading falls along side large flat boulders

David B. Soete

looking up river towards Hancock, NY

David B. Soete

stark ariel photo of a boat with two fisherman

David B. Soete

Winter on the Delaware River

David B. Soete


All meetings are held monthly at the Upper Delaware Council office building.

211 Bridge Street
Narrowsburg, New York

Meeting cancellations are announced over local radio stations.

All meetings are open to the public.

exterior of building

Committee Meetings

Water Use/Resource Management Committee (WURM) is responsible for supervising the Council’s work regarding recreation issues, water resources management, natural and cultural resources, fish and wildlife, unique land resources, threatened and endangered species, economic development and tourism, and pollution control and abatement. It also reviews the development of facilities called for in the River Management Plan.
Meetings take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Operations Committee is responsible for the administration of the Council.  Functions assigned to it include education and public affairs, administration, financial, personnel management, and fund raising.
Meetings take place on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Project Review Committee is responsible for reviews of substantial conformance, local enforcement, and all other project review functions, as well as technical assistance programs. Its duties are typically ongoing in nature.
Meetings take place on the 4th Tuesday of each month.


Upper Delaware Council Meeting

The Upper Delaware Council handles all items referred to it from the various committees and other issues brought before it at its monthly meeting. All town and township, state and federal Council Representatives attend the Council meeting.  Members of the press are usually in attendance. This “full” Council meeting is where official and final actions take place.
Meetings take place on the 1st Thursday of each month.


drawing of a Leni Lenape fishing village
Did You Know?

Archeologists have found remains of prehistoric human settlements on the Delaware River dating back 10,000 years or more. Lenni Lenape Native American tribes appeared some 4,000 years ago. The first lasting settlement on the Upper Delaware River was started at Cushetunk around 1750 by Connecticut residents in search of land ownership.