Delaware Canal 21 asked to present at the World Canals Conference

Delaware Canal 21 is pleased to announce that Delaware Canal 21 and its technical advisor, Bill Collins, have been invited to present a paper to the World Canals Conference at Inverness, Scotland, on September 20, 2016. The topic of the presentation will be the 2016 Visioning Study of the Delaware Canal – how it was conducted, and its results.  The Study was initiated by Delaware Canal 21 and carried out in partnership with the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, and the Friends of the Delaware Canal.  The Visioning Study was funded by The William Penn Foundation.

 “This is a marvelous moment for the Delaware Canal and for Delaware Canal 21,” said Debra Wolf Goldstein, the group’s Executive Director.  “This will put the Delaware Canal on the world map, and make it a point of interest for those all over the world who have interest in canals.”

Delaware Canal 21 is dedicated to finding innovative solutions to keep water in the Canal at all times, finding new sources of funding to ensure the Canal can afford first-class maintenance and the necessary long-range planning, and putting the Canal on a sustainable financial footing.

Bill Collins is a Registered Landscape Architect and principal in the firm of Simone & Collins.  

“We at Delaware Canal 21 are proud to have sponsored this ground-breaking study that will form the basis of a whole new way we think about the Delaware Canal, and will lay the groundwork for the canal to become well maintained and fiscally sustainable throughout the 21st century,” said Allen Black, the chairman of Delaware Canal 21.