Working in partnership on conservation & recreation initiatives across the watershed
AMC has a long history of enjoying the outdoors in the Delaware River Watershed, while supporting conservation and hands-on stewardship in the watershed and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, which includes support of the creation of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in the 1960's. Since 1993, AMC has operated the Mohican Outdoor Center in the Delaware Water Gap, which hosts over 10,000 visitors every year, and our volunteers have contributed tens of thousands of hours to trail maintenance within park boundaries. Learn more about visiting the Mohican Outdoor Center and find volunteer trails opportunities today!
AMC is an active member of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, formed to help protect and restore the Delaware River, its tributaries, and surrounding landscapes.
The mission of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed is to unite organizations and enhance their capacity to effectively advocate for protecting and restoring the Delaware River Basin by coordinating communications, messages, and actions; and fostering accountability for success at the federal, state, and local levels.
Since 2013, AMC has supported the Coalition in advancing the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act, as well as other public policy initiatives focused on conservation across the watershed, as well as improving public access and recreational resources.
More than 15 million people rely on the clean and plentiful drinking water from the Delaware River Basin, including New York City and Philadelphia. It is the longest, un-dammed river in the U.S. east of the Mississippi, flowing 330 miles as it travels from New York state, through Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware to the Atlantic Ocean, providing exceptional habitat for animal and plant species along its course. The Delaware River watershed has exceptional trails and recreational resources including the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the Delaware River Water Trail, the D&L Trail along the Delaware Canal in Pennsylvania, the D&R Canal Trail in New Jersey, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.