The Delaware River Watershed Initiative, an ambitious effort to protect water quality for 15 million people, comes with equally ambitious funding needs. In the Brandywine-Christina watershed, one of the eight focus areas, a partnership of conservation organizations, public, and private utilities are seeking to build on a few million dollars in foundation support by establishing a $1.5 — $10 million revolving local water fund to catalyze upstream restoration work. If they succeed, the effort could serve as a model for other places that need a sustainable source of local funding for watershed restoration. Learn more about water funds nationally and the Brandywine-Christina Water Fund in particular.
This case study is the fourth in a series by OSI on best practices to protect and restore watersheds. The series of reports is generously funded by the William Penn Foundation.
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