Environment, Equity & American History: Sharing the Delaware Bay
Aired: August 28, 2011
The Delaware Bay is one of the most important wetland regions on the East Coast. Acting as an incubator for vital fish and wildlife, its natural beauty and resources have drawn settlers since the Lenape Indians. It’s also drawn conflict. As demand for access to the Bay’s limited resources grows, commercial fishermen, recreational users and environmentalists each compete to make their voice heard through environmental regulations and state or federal law. At the heart of this issue is the question of justice—who has the right to use natural resources? How have we managed our environmental resources in the past and how should we do so in the future? How do we, as a society, determine fair environmental policies? In this episode, Michael Chiarappa, Quinnipiac University, and Meghan Wren, director of the Bayshore Discovery Project, discuss these issues.
To Learn More Visit:
- Environment, Equity & American History: Sharing the Delaware Bay.This public forum sponsored by NJCH addressed issues of equitable management of the Delaware Bay. Video and resources will be added soon.
- The Bayshore Discovery Project seeks to preserve the history and culture of the Delaware Bay, through educational programs. It is the home of New Jersey’s Tall Ship, the A.J. Meerwald, an oyster schooner.