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New Internet Resource Available For Delaware River Watershed Educators

For Immediate Release

May 18, 2000

(WEST TRENTON, N.J.) - The Delaware River Watershed Education Task Force today announced that it has launched a new, on-line resource to help teachers and students of all ages learn about the Delaware River Basin and general water issues.

The Internet site, hosted by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), can be found at www.drbc.net (choose Ed. Web) or www.drbc-edweb.net.

"Ed. Web" visitors can access maps, general information about the Delaware River Watershed, educational resources and lesson plans, environmental field trip ideas, and upcoming educational opportunities throughout the basin. "Ed. Web" also includes numerous links to other web sites offering information specific to the Delaware River Basin as well as general water subjects.

The web site is a work in progress and educators are invited to share information, such as lesson plans about the watershed, a favorite web site, or a recommended field trip location. Persons interested in contributing to "Ed. Web" should contact DRBC Assistant Public Information Officer Clarke Rupert at (609) 883-9500 ext. 260.

The Delaware River and its 216 tributaries drain 13,539 square miles in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Over seven million people live in the basin and another ten million people who live outside the watershed depend on it for water supply.

The Delaware River Watershed Education Task Force is an informal group including representatives from Alliance for a Sustainable Future, DRBC, Heritage Conservancy, National Park Service, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pocono Environmental Education Center, Princeton University, and Stroud Water Research Center.

Persons interested in joining the task force are invited to contact Russ Johnson, Heritage Conservancy, at 215-345-7020 ext. 107.


Contact: Clarke Rupert 609-883-9500 ext. 260