Public Invited to Participate In Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic Recreation Capacity Study Questionnaire

The Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic Management Council invites the public to offer comments as part of a recreation capacity study of the Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic stretch of the Delaware River.

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a heavy increase in the number of people using parks, trails and river recreation in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for exercise and as an escape from the health crisis. Given this significant growth of river recreation, the public will help the Council develop a composite snapshot of river recreation today on this protected section of the Lower Delaware. With the record number of visitors to the corridor, river towns and parks faced significant traffic and parking challenges along with enormous amounts of trash left behind.

The Council would like to hear from business owners and leaders of townships, county, state and federal agencies who work along the Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic River from south of the Delaware Water Gap to north of Trenton. Landowners, local residents, anglers, floaters, paddlers and boaters, and members of environmental nonprofits are encouraged to participate by completing a questionnaire and considering a more in-depth one-on-one interview. The questionnaire is at: