Government Relations

Snapshots in History: Black Environmentalists

By Kip Le Warn, Engagement Coordinator, Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed To celebrate Black History Month this February, take some time to learn about historical figures and groups in the environmental movement that are too often overlooked. George Washington Carver: In 1894, Carver became the first African American to…...

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Reflecting on Successful Advocacy:  NJ’s Comprehensive Plastics Law

By Dini Checko, Project Director, ANJEC; Sandra Meola, Director, Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed; and Alex Ambrose, Policy Associate, ANJEC It’s official. New Jersey is now home to the strongest, most comprehensive single-use plastics bill in the nation. When May 2022 rolls around, stores and food service businesses are…...

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Building a Trans-Inclusive Workplace

By Olivia Le Warn, Engagement Coordinator, Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed November 13th-19th is Transgender Awareness Week, followed by Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th. Transgender Awareness Week is used to raise the visibility of transgender people and address issues members of the community face. Navigating the workplace…...

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The 2020 Women in Conservation Leadership Summit: An Intentional Shift to Racial Equity & Justice

By Rita Yelda, Outreach & Communications Manager, Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed Despite COVID-19 preventing an in-person Women in Conservation Leadership Summit this year, the National Wildlife Federation’s team worked to find innovative ways to learn, connect, and make the event a rich and powerful experience. The shift to…...

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Imagine a #DayWithoutTheDelaware

By Rita Yelda, Outreach & Communications Manager, Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed Organizations within the Delaware River Basin come together every year on October 18 for a social media day of action around the Clean Water Act anniversary in order to raise awareness about the essential resources the river…...

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