About the Common Waters Partnership

Common Waters is a regional partnership of public and non-profit organizations and agencies focused on supporting the development of sustainable communities and working landscapes in the Delaware River watershed upstream of the Delaware Water Gap. Its primary focus is providing good scientific information at a regional level and encouraging cross-boundary communication. The mission of the Common Waters Partnership is to conserve clean water, natural places, and working lands through cooperation, scientific research, education, and technical assistance by and for the stakeholders of the region. The partnership strives to facilitate information sharing through joint publications, shared web-delivery systems and establishment of a communications network across municipal, county, and state boundaries via regular forums and cooperative projects. Click here for more information about our goals.

Since its inception in 2007, the Common Waters Partnership has had many notable accomplishments.

The Common Waters Partnership is facilitated by the Pinchot Institute for Conservation.

The following organizations participate in the Common Waters Partnership and are assisting with implementation of the Common Waters Fund.

  • Brodhead Watershed Association
  • Building Consensus for Sustainability
  • Catskill Forest Association
  • Delaware Highlands Conservancy
  • Delaware River Basin Commission
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District
  • League of Women Voters, Pennsylvania
  • Monroe County Conservation District
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program
  • National Park Service, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  • National Park Service, Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
  • New Jersey Forest Service
  • New York Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Orange County, NY Department of Planning
  • PA Bureau of Recreation and Conservation
  • PA Department of Community and Economic Development
  • Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • Pennsylvania Environmental Council
  • Pike County Conservation District
  • Pike County, PA Office of Community Planning
  • Pinchot Institute for Conservation
  • Pocono Environmental Education Center
  • Pocono Resource Conservation and Development Council
  • Sullivan County, NY Division of Planning and Environmental Management
  • Sussex County Soil Conservation District
  • Sussex County, NJ Department of GIS Management
  • Sussex County, NJ Planning Division
  • Twin and Walker Creek Watershed Conservancy
  • Upper Delaware River Roundtable
  • US Forest Service, Grey Towers National Historic Site
  • US Forest Service, State and Private Forestry
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Warren County Department of Planning
  • Warren County Soil and Conservation District
  • Wayne Conservation District

Click here for a downloadable brochure or browse our more detailed report below.