a series of short cascading falls along side large flat boulders

David B. Soete

stark ariel photo of a boat with two fisherman

David B. Soete

still river in the summer

David B. Soete

looking up river towards Hancock, NY

David B. Soete

Winter on the Delaware River

David B. Soete

three fisher people wading in the river and a rowboat

David B. Soete

Membership

 

2023 UDC Board: Gathered at the February 2, 2023 Upper Delaware Council meeting were, seated from left, Vice-Chairperson Virginia Dudko (Town of Deerpark), Chairperson Aaron I. Robinson (Shohola Township), and Secretary-Treasurer Alan F. Henry (Berlin Township). Standing from the left are Jeff Dexter (Damascus Township), Roger Saumure (Shohola Township), Lindsey Kurnath (National Park Service), Bill Dudko (Town of Deerpark), Tim Dugan (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania), Frank Guzman (Town of Lumberland), Michael Barth (Westfall Township), Larry Richardson (Town of Cochecton), Harold Roeder, Jr. (Town of Delaware), Doug Case (Lackawaxen Township), Jim Greier (Town of Fremont) and Andy Boyar (Town of Highland). Participating by Zoom were Ryan Coulter (State of New York), Kristin Bowman Kavanagh (Delaware River Basin Commission), Nadia Rajsz (Town of Lumberland), and Fred Peckham (Town of Hancock), while Evan Padua (Town of Tusten), was absent.

 

New York
Municipality Representative Alternate
Town of Hancock Fred J. Peckham Timothy Newman
Town of Fremont James A. Greier Brian Brustman
Town of Delaware Harold G. Roeder, Jr. Vacant
Town of Cochecton Larry H. Richardson Sean Nearing
Town of Tusten Evan Padua  Susan Sullivan
Town of Highland Andy Boyar Vacant
Town of Lumberland Nadia Rajsz Frank Guzman
Town of Deerpark Virginia S. Dudko Bill Dudko
Pennsylvania
Municipality Representative Alternate
Berlin Township Alan Henry Paul Henry
Damascus Township Jeffrey Dexter Steve Adams, Supervisor
Joseph Canfield, 2nd Alt.
Scott Rutledge, 3rd Alt.
Lackawaxen Township Doug Case
Vacant
Shohola Township Aaron Robinson Roger Saumure, 1st Alt.
Pat Jeffer, 2nd Alt.
 Westfall Township Michael Barth Vacant
State of New York
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  Representative Alternate
Ryan Coulter
Fisheries Manager, Region 3
Vacant
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  Representative Alternate
Timothy Dugan
District Forester, DCNR
Christine Dettore
Regional Advisor, DCNR
Delaware River Basin Commission*
  Representative Alternate
Steven Tambini, Executive Director
Kristen Bowman Kavanaugh, Deputy Executive Director
National Park Service**
  Representative Alternate
Gay Vietzke, Regional Director
NPS – Northeast Region
Lindsey Kurnath, Superintendent
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River Unit

 

  *Non-voting member
**Federal partner

 

Delaware River valley in the summer
Photo Credit: David B. Soete
Did You Know?

The main stem of the Delaware River extends 330 miles from the confluence of its East and West Branches near Hancock, NY to the mouth of the Delaware Bay. While almost 7% of the nation’s population relies on the Delaware Basin’s waters for drinking and industrial use, the watershed drains only 0.4% of the continental U.S. land area. In all, the basin comprises 13,539 square miles, including portions of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.