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DRBC Staff Share Delaware River Basin Fun Facts with PA Coast Day Attendees

Did you know that Pennsylvania has a coast? Visitors to the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary's (PDE) 15th Annual Pennsylvania Coast Day at Penn's Landing this past weekend learned that yes, Pennsylvania does indeed have a coast, and Philadelphia's Delaware River waterfront is an important part!

DRBC staff again had a booth at Coast Day and talked with attendees about the commission and about horseshoe crabs and bald eagles, two interesting and unique creatures that call the Delaware River Basin home. Staff relayed fun facts about the watershed and also shared stories about the region's connection to baseball and about how the Delaware River played a role in why Philadelphians call their sandwiches hoagies.

PA Coast Day celebrates Philadelphia's connection to the tidal Delaware River. In this urban region, the river is a vital natural resource and important for commerce and trade. It is a source of drinking water and also a means of recreation. Coast Day attendees were able to learn about all of this through interactive, educational exhibits, water-related kids' activities and crafts, guided boat tours, pedal boating and kayaking, and more. And, best of all, everything was offered for free, thanks to the event's host (PDE) and various sponsors.

Despite the day's heat and humidity, DRBC staff thoroughly enjoyed participating in this annual event that focuses attention on the estuarine environment around Philadelphia.

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