The Delaware Canal Vision Study is a comprehensive stakeholder process designed to engage a wide range of regional advocates and residents in a highly collaborative manner.
The project was initiated by Delaware Canal 21 to consider the entire 60-mile long National Historic Landmark located within Delaware Canal State Park in Bucks and Northampton counties. The results of the study will be the first step in developing a comprehensive long-range plan for the Canal.
The process, which began in April 2015, seeks innovative ideas in a series of public meetings over the next several months. Other key participants include the Delaware Canal State Park Advisory Committee and the Friends of the Delaware Canal. Funding for the project was provided by the William Penn Foundation and the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L) serves as project manager.
Outcomes from this year-long undertaking will identify strategies to reverse the physical deterioration of the Delaware Canal in order to assure the long-term improved maintenance and financial sustainability of this National Historic Landmark.
Please tell us your thoughts on the Delaware Canal by participating in a Vision Study Survey here.