UDC & NPS Host Workshop On River Management Plan
Neither the UDC nor the NPS has direct authority over individual land use.
Towns and townships benefit from their UDC membership by being at the table with key local, state, and federal players in the Upper Delaware’s management; the clout of having a collective voice to provide input on policies and decisions; having access to professional project reviews and advice; and the availability of the UDC’s Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) program that has awarded $687,492 to member municipalities since 1988.
“Unlike governments, the UDC can’t pass laws, make regulations, or enforce policies. We provide the forum through which governmental entities and the public can come together to discuss river valley issues and developments. It is then up to each of our members to implement decisions that are made, using their traditional powers and authorities,” Ramie said.
She noted that all efforts by NPS and UDC are aimed at reinforcing the goals and objectives of the River Management Plan in cooperation with their partners.
“There is strength in numbers when we all focus on the common goal of protecting our quality of life, private property rights, and the river ecosystem that bonds us together,” Ramie concluded.
For more information on the Upper Delaware Council and its activities, visit www.upperdelawarecouncil.org, call (845) 252-3022, or stop by the office at 211 Bridge St. in Narrowsburg.
The National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River may be contacted through its website at www.nps.gov/upde, call (570) 729-8251, or visit their headquarters at 274 River Road in Beach Lake, PA.