Environmental Stewardship


Jack's Marina (Bucks County)

Broadkill Beach (Delaware)

Jack's Marina (Bucks County)

Project: Wetlands Restoration/Habitat Restoration

Location: At the confluence of the Delaware River and Neshaminy Creek, Bristol Borough, PA (35 Acres)

Jack's Marina is an example of a restored tidal, freshwater wetland. The wetland basin, with its plants and animals, helps clean and protect the Delaware River watershed.

The PRPA's restoration of Jack's Marina involved creation of intertidal and subtidal habitats, removal and management of invasive species, establishment of underwater plants, shoreline stablization, and creation of habitat for Redbelly Turtles.

See graphics below for more information about JACK'S MARINA / Credit: Salt Design Studio






Broadkill Beach, Delaware

: Delaware Bay at Broadkill Beach, Delaware (Sussex County)

Target Date of Completion: The project is to begin June 2015 and expected to be completed April 2016 (Inital construction)

The most striking example of beneficial use of dredge material

As part of the initial construction of the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project there was an opportunity to complete initial construction of the Broadkill project as a beneficial use of dredge material.

The dredged material from Delaware River Main Channel Deepening project was taken
to five federal upland confined disposal facilities (CDFs) in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The good quality sand will be taken from the Delaware River Channel and placed as beachfill at
Broadkill Beach, Delaware.


In the News...
Broadkill Beach, bolstered by sand from Delaware River Channel Deepening Project, withstands storm's punchPhilaport.com via News Journal
Sand Pumping Starts at Broadkill Beach
Broadkill beach fill begins: Pushing back time and tideDelawareOnline.com

US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia Marine District
Delaware Bay Coastline, Broadkill Beach, DE
Delaware River Main Channel Deepening
US Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District
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More PRPA Environmental Stewardship projects include,
Marshall's Island

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