American Rivers, a national river conservation organization, has named the Mighty Delaware as the river of the year for 2020. Seventy-five years ago, the Delaware River was choked with sewage and industrial pollution. Thanks to a combination of federal and state safeguards and local innovation, the Delaware River is now considered a model for other river restoration efforts across the country.
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