On October 28 and 29, 2013 over 200 people representing NGOs, government agencies, foundations, and other watershed-based organizations attend a two-day educational forum organized by the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed focused on a suite of issues critical to the conservation and restoration work in the watershed. Day one of the event focused on landscape level topics such as Agriculture, Urban/Suburban, Upstream/Downstream and Hybrid regions. The second day focused on watershed issues including, knowledge base, research and policy strategy development, restoration, protection, constituency building and the future watershed. Each session included brief presentations to provide background and stimulus for facilitated discussions. The main purposes of the forum were to provide opportunities to learn about watershed initiatives underway to re-shape conservation and restoration and provide for exchange of ideas that would move collaborative approaches from concept to reality. With the very unique atmosphere of the Academy of Natural Sciences, participants could choose from a variety of topics in one area or multiple areas of interest. In addition to individual sessions, attendees heard from a number of keynote speakers including, Michael DiBeradinis (Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner), John Anderson Fry (President of Drexel University), George Gephart, Jr. (President and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences), Gerald Kauffman (University of Delaware Water Resource Agency Director), Larry Schweiger (President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation), and Laura Sparks (Chief Philanthropy Officer of the WPF). Findings from the symposium will be posted by the Coalition. Find out more at Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed
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