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Park Service report highlights river’s values


February 20, 2013

MILANVILLE, PA — The National Park Service has published a new online report offering an overview of the values our river brings to people who live in and visit the Delaware River Basin. The report, titled “Delaware River Wild and Scenic River Values,” contains an extensive chapter on the Upper Delaware.

The report highlights our local region’s rich history, diverse ecology, river valley geology and wide variety of recreational opportunities. There are 86 historic archeological sites in the Upper Delaware Region. Our history includes the first business in the U.S. to be capitalized for $1 million (the Delaware and Hudson Canal), America’s first long-line railway (the Erie Railroad), and historic districts in Cochecton, NY; and Damascus, Milanville and Equinunk, PA, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Sandstone cliffs, glacial deposits and bedrock knobs offer a variety of geological features from Point Mountain to Hawks Nest with scenic beauty in abundance.

The report also lists many sightseeing and recreational possibilities both on the river and its tributaries and on land.

To read the report and see the photographs, visit www.nps.gov/upde/parkmgmt/upload/Delaware-River-Basin_WSR-Values_Publica.... For more information call 570/729-7574.