From our Founding Partners at the Ashokan-Pepacton Chapter of Trout Unlimited:
The East Branch of the Delaware is one of two branches (the other, not surprisingly, is the West Branch) that flow together to make the Delaware River, and is an important habitat for native brown trout.
Peter Marx has requested our members to please make a quick phone call or send an email to Senator Chuck Schumer’s office about this. He is the key to making this happen right now. The ask is:
Please ask Senator Schumer to support the $5 million for the new Delaware River Basin Restoration Program that is in the House Interior Appropriations Bill for the final Fiscal Year 2018 funding bill. Thank you.
Please make sure that you identify yourself as a NY resident, assuming that you are. You can also identify yourself with TU or not – either way is fine. TU National is a strong supporter of this new program and its funding.
(Image: East Branch of the Delaware in Margaretville, NY, from Asoshokan-Pepacton Chapter TU Board member Ed Ostapczuk.)