Delaware River Watershed Grant Announcement Congressional Quotes

August 31, 2023

Delaware River

U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-DE):

“In just a few years, the Delaware River Basin Conservation Program has grown tremendously and cemented an important relationship between the government and our partners,” said Sen. Carper, Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee in the U.S. Senate. “In fact, the program has been so successful that we included an additional $26 million over five years in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Now, these grants are going to help improve wildlife habitat, enhance resiliency, and engage communities in conservation throughout the Delaware River Watershed.”

U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE):

“As extreme weather events occur across our nation and around the world, we are constantly reminded as residents of the lowest-lying state in the nation that we must take decisive actions to combat climate change,” said Sen. Coons. “Investments like the one we’re celebrating today, which protect Delaware’s waterways and the livelihoods around them, provide a path forward towards a cleaner, more sustainable future.”

U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE): 

“As co-chair of the bipartisan Delaware River Watershed Caucus in Congress, I’m focused on how the federal government can work with a broad coalition of partners to protect the diverse waterways and habitats that make up the Delaware River Watershed,” said Rep. Blunt Rochester. “Today’s grant announcement from the U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, which includes funding from the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will help us continue to do just that – work together to preserve our waterways, support wildlife, and restore water quality to improve communities across the Delaware River Watershed.”

U.S. Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA):

“The Delaware River is a critical natural resource for our Bucks and Montgomery County communities, as well as Pennsylvania’s neighbors, that reaches 15 million people," said Rep. Fitzpatrick. “As co-chair of the Delaware River Watershed Caucus, I am proud to support continued funding for the conservation of the Delaware River Watershed to protect this important resource for our communities.”