Maya Van Rossum "The Delaware Riverkeeper"
Maya Van Rossum is "The Delaware Riverkeeper" and it her job to be the voice of the Delaware river which is 330 miles long and its watershed covers 13,000 square miles and includes portions of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. There are many challenges facing the river including the continued introduction of PCPs. Not long ago Shad, a fish native to the river, could not migrate up stream because of a 20 mile oxygen dead zone in the Camden - Trenton portion of the river. Things have improved thanks in large part to the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. The shad have returned (good news to the organizers of the annual Shad Festival, held the last weekend in April in Lambertville)! Listen to the show to learn more about the threats to the river and ways you can help keep the river healthy.
Podcast Date: 5/23/2006