Photo by Mark Willard via the William Penn Foundation
Call for clean water, justice and jobs in environmental justice communities like Camden, Chester, Philadelphia and Wilmington
BY TIM DILLINGHAM, ANDREW KRICUN, DON BAUGH | MAY 11, 2021
Perhaps nowhere in the nation are the issues of environmental, social and economic inequities and injustice more evident than in a 27-mile stretch of the Delaware River valley bordered by the cities of Camden, Chester, Philadelphia and Wilmington.
Our country faces a series of challenges that have exposed long-standing vulnerabilities to the health of our environment, our communities and our democracy. In addition, the American Society of Civil Engineers recently graded our nation’s drinking water infrastructure a C- and its wastewater infrastructure a D+, which represents entirely inadequate protection of the public health and the environment.
Saturday, May 14
Sessions at 11:30 a.m., Noon and 12:30 p.m.
On Facebook LIve and
In-Person (limited group size)
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
175-10 Cross Bay Blvd
Free, Registration Required for In-Person Attendance
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Join the American Littoral Society and partners for the Fifth Annual Horseshoe Crab Festival. This year the festival will offer both in-person and virtual attendance to those who want to see the annual mating ritual of the Horseshoe Crab.
Check links above to see how you can take part in the festival. Read on for more information.
Join the American Littoral Society and Upstream Alliance on May 11 or May 26 to learn more about the spawning horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds of the Delaware Bay. Take part either through self-guided tours or via a free guided tours on the Delaware side of the bay.
The events, which will run from 3-10 p.m. on the dates above, are scheduled during peak time for horseshoe crab spawning and shorebird migration along the Delaware Bay.
From late April until early June, horseshoe crabs emerge by the thousands from the depths to lay eggs on the Delaware Bay's sandy beaches. At the same time, shorebirds flock to those beaches - many coming from a continent away - to gobble up the eggs.