NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council, Inc. (UDC) announces the October 5 launch of its new, mobile responsive website at www.upperdelawarecouncil.org
It replaces the prior website which had debuted on July 4, 2008 with an entirely updated look and many new features.
Created by W Design of Barryville, NY, the website was built to be fully accessible on multiple devices including smart phones and tablets in addition to personal computers, and easier to update using a WordPress Content Management System.
The organized delivery of information aims to be more visually engaging and user-friendly overall.
The custom re-design features a navigation tab for “About UDC” with pages offering a description of the non-profit organization and map of the Upper Delaware River, Council history, accomplishments, and contact information.
The Contact Us page includes directions to the UDC office at 211 Bridge St. in Narrowsburg, links to individual staff e-mail addresses, and a form to ask general questions or make a quick request for the UDC’s Visitor Information Map & Guide brochure and its latest 12-page newsletter.
Other navigation tabs include: Membership; Meetings (Committees, Schedule, and Meeting Minutes); News; Grant Program (Annual Announcement, Forms, Mid-Term Reports, and a directory of past Technical Assistance Grant Projects; Publications; Links to Member Sites; and a Photo Gallery.
Website visitors now have the option to submit their own photos of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River region, UDC events, and local activities through an easy upload process for consideration of posting.
A rotating series of Upper Delaware River Valley images taken by Honesdale, PA photographer and retired UDC employee David B. Soete, and “Did You Know?” trivia items are provided throughout the site. W Design had created the original website as well.
The UDC was established in 1988 as the oversight body responsible for the coordinated implementation of the River Management Plan for the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. It operates under the terms of a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
The Council’s voting members are 13 New York towns and Pennsylvania townships that border on the Upper Delaware River, along with those two states, who all appoint representatives to serve on the Council board. The Delaware River Basin Commission is a non-voting member. The National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is the federal partner.
The United States Congress added the 73.4-mile section of the Upper Delaware River from the confluence of the East and West Branches of the Delaware below Hancock, NY to Railroad Bridge No. 2 in Mill Rift, PA to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System in 1978 in recognition of its outstandingly remarkable values.
For more information, visit www.upperdelawarecouncil.org or call (845) 252-3022.