The Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed (CDRW) serves as the umbrella for the many organizations already working throughout the region to protect and restore the Delaware River Basin. The goal is to ensure that the Delaware River is clean and safe for future generations to enjoy. As a coalition, CDRW organizations are working together to protect nature, control pollution, and raise awareness about the importance of the river and its tributaries, and more than 13,500 square miles of forests, wetlands, communities, and landscapes in the watershed that depend on a clean and plentiful water supply.
The coalition coordinates messages, communications, and actions in the four-state region of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware to foster accountability on behalf of the Delaware River Watershed. It links the various organizations working on behalf of this great river basin at the federal, state, and local levels.
New Jersey LCV serves as one of the four basin state leads, and we work to coordinate over 35 New Jersey organizations
who form CDRW in our region. Our state coalition was instrumental in passing the Flood Disclosure Act, the Plastic Pollution Reduction Act, and the Recycled Content Bill. We are working hard on bills that protect us from forever chemicals like PFAs and other essential clean water legislation. New Jersey LCV is proud to be leading such a great coalition as we advocate for a healthy and protected
watershed with an inclusive, unified voice.