Posted on December 01 2020
The Upper Delaware River watershed is one of the finest river systems in the country. Its recreational appeal is superb and offers millions of people outstanding outdoor opportunities while providing an urgently needed economic boost to local communities.
Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR) is the leading advocacy voice for the river. We live here, we wake up every day by the river, and we understand the rhythms of the watershed and the needs of both residents and visitors to our region.
There are many competing interests for Delaware River water and the tail waters below the NYC water supply reservoirs require a full-time advocacy voice to make sure water quality, the health of river based economies, and the world class wild trout fishery are top notch!
In 2020, we worked hard alongside our conservation partners and coalitions to:
- Engage in the implementation of two new policies that help keep the upper river cool during periods of hot weather to protect wild trout and curb erratic water releases from the NYC reservoirs that are harmful to the river environment.
- Ensure the Upper Delaware River will be classified as a “Wild Premier” trout stream and receive the highest levels of protection in the new NY statewide trout management plan.
- Generate more than $400,000 in new stream restoration project funding ($2.2 million for the UDR with our TU partners over the past 3 years!) to help keep the upper
watershed clean and healthy.
- Spearhead an educational campaign in New York to erect 14 new “Entering the Delaware River Watershed” signs that help give people a sense of place and pride in our river.
It’s a lot of work protecting a river and we need your help NOW in this especially challenging year where three of our top fundraising activities, including the popular “One Bug” weekend, were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please consider a generous end of the year tax deductible financial gift in 2020 to help FUDR continue to fight hard every day for the river we all love.
Click Here to Make a Donation
With a $100.00+ donation you will get a free FUDR Hat
With a $250.00+ donation you will be entered into a drawing for a 1-day guided float trip on the Upper Delaware
With a $500.00+ donation you will receive a ticket to the One Bug 2021 Dinner (April 30, 2021)
On behalf of the FUDR Board of Directors and Staff,
our best wishes for a happy and safe holiday season!
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