DRBC Outreach/Education
Connecting with Our Peers & the Public
DRBC staff at the 2019 Frenchtown Riverfest. Photo Courtesy of the Steamboat SPLASH. 
DRBC staff at the 2019 Frenchtown Riverfest.
Photo Courtesy of the Steamboat SPLASH. 

DRBC recognizes the value of working with its partners in government, as well as with Basin stakeholders and the general public.

We also understand the importance of providing educational information on Commission programs and the Delaware River Basin to a variety of audiences.

DRBC Public Outreach Efforts:

Our advisory committees provide a forum for the exchange of information and viewpoints on a variety of issues, enhancing communication and coordination. All DRBC Advisory Committee Meetings are open to the public.

Staff are often asked to speak on water resource management and related technical issues at conferences, workshops and seminars.

We've also hosted delegations from foreign counties who want to learn more about how we manage the Basin's water resources.

DRBC has also served as a partner organization for NJDEP's Americorps Ambassador Program, hosting the local Ambassador at our office.  

And, at times, staff are invited to provide testimony before state and federal legislative branches about issues on which they have expertise.

DRBC staff also participate in community events throughout the Basin. Connecting with the public at outreach events helps share information about the Delaware River and how we are working to manage, protect and improve its waters.

Outreach efforts, such as the DRBC’s Our Shared Waters campaign, help to foster stewardship for our shared water resources.

The campaign's Rate Your Waters initiative is a crowd-sourced water quality data site. Members of the public can enter info on the map about their favorite DRB waterway, and watershed groups, teachers, students, etc. can enter more specific water quality info and data to share. Think of it like Yelp for the Basin. 

Additional Online DRBC Resources:

Learn more about DRBC by reading our Orientation Booklet (pdf).

DRBC also has compiled information for students and teachers to help educate about the Basin and water resources. In addition to all things water, learn about the Basin's connection to baseball, fun Basin activities and why we call our sandwiches hoagies. 

Another effort that is important to DRBC staff is helping out in our Basin communities. Staff have volunteered their time for a variety of public service projects over the years, from river and park cleanups to work at a local food bank.

Visit our Newsbytes Archive to learn more about the various outreach-related activities we've participated in over the years.

Sign-up for information on DRBC Education/Stewardship activities.

Our Basin Information and our Newsroom/Public Information webpages also offer information.