Come, wander upriver with Jeanette Hooban and me, on a leisurely November weekend afternoon. Suffuse yourselves with history, beauty, timelessness, tranquility, and, o, yes, the art pottery which was the trigger for our journey.
NJWILDBEAUTY readers may fully know that the Delaware is my sacred favorite river. That I have fought for the river and her valley since I moved to Bucks County in 1981, to discover that a vile PUMP was poised to remove 200 million gallons a day from this tidal miracle of ours. That we won the referendum, but lost the battle. The PUMP was built while I lived in France. But our well-publicized ceaseless battle against ‘progress’ and profit and, frankly, high powered GREED itself, cut the gallons that are taken daily to cool a nuclear power plant on the Susquehanna. My Congressman, Peter Kostmayer, fought to have what’s left of the Delaware named Wild and Scenic. The shad have blessed his efforts by returning.
Come wander the Delaware Valley northward, to a place before power plants and pumps.
Autumn Detritus, Vintage Bridge, Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania
Vintage Bridge, Point Pleasant, PA
Splendor in the Grasses, Pt. Pleasant, PA
Centerpiece, Pt. Pleasant, PA
Brick Masterpiece, Pt. Pleasant, PA
Bygone Days, Pt. Pleasant, PA
Modern Bridge, in Drought Time, Pt. Pleasant, NJ
“Down By the Station”, Pt. Pleasant, PA
Venerable Doorway, Pt. Pleasant, PA
Vintage Doorway, Point Pleasant, PA
Tinsman Pottery Gallery — Reason for Jeanette Hooban’s and My Delaware River Sojourn Nov. 2016
Haitian Art, Bucks County Art — Synthesis: 2026
As Phillips Mill Artist Pat Martin Created this Collation of Art and Artists
This may very well be The Heart of the Matter:
As I add this last photo, into my e-mail comes the most valuable contact: RIVERWATCH.
WATER IS SACRED! PERMIT NO PIPELINES, ANYWHERE!
This Week’s Riverwatch
November 18, 2016
- Marches and rallies are held throughout the Delaware River Watershed in solidarity with those opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline project.
- A company seeking to repair and replace a pipeline that runs under the Delaware River in South Jersey is seeking Clean Water Act permits.
- Reservoir levels are dropping in the Delaware River Basin as drought conditions worsen.
|The Delaware Riverkeeper Network presents a weekly video news roundup of important stories affecting the Delaware River Watershed. Many people live along and depend on the Delaware River for their water supply, their livelihoods or for recreation. For many it’s a place to escape the stress of living in a densely populated area.
If the Delaware River touches you in some way you’ll want to know what’s happening in all the areas of the watershed. This weekly report will tell you about the important issues that affect the water quality, tributary streams and key habitat in the entire watershed from the Catskills to Cape May County and from Deposit to Delaware City.
You can see past editions of Riverwatch on the Delaware Riverkeeper Network’s YouTube Channel Here