About #DelawareRiverMeans  Beauty

The longest un-dammed river east of the Mississippi, the Delaware River has miles of beautiful views that have been the inspiration for art, songs, photos, and other creative endeavors. We want to know: how has the River's beauty affected you? Upload a photo of something you've created, or a story about the way the grandeur of the Delaware moved you! Share your entry on social media and ask your friends to click the "I'm Inspired" button for your entry. The most inspiring entry will win an original painting of the Delaware River by local artist Jessie Krause.


Win an original local work of art

Your story about the Delaware River's beauty will enter you to win an original painting! Local artist Jessie Krause captures the magnificence of the Delaware in this breathtaking work. Bring the beauty and serenity of the Delaware into your home with this one-of-a-kind piece while supporting an artist in the region!

All entries in the Beauty contest will also be entered to win the Grand prize, a stand up paddleboard!

From the artist - Jessie Krause

For the past 10 years, the Delaware River has been a constant source of inspiration for me. As an artist, capturing the light on the river and the surrounding hills, trees, villages and bridges, is a challenge. I walk across the New Hope/Lambertville Bridge almost every morning and afternoon. Every walk across, the river has a new story to tell. Sometimes it races by, in a rush to reach the ocean. Other times it sits quiet and still, reflecting the sky, as if in meditation. The Delaware is a powerful force; it can be fierce, but also friendly. Protected from strong currents by spits of land, I found places where I can float and swim in its clear, shallow waters. Early morning kayak trips carry me to hidden islands and inlets. Sightings of eagles and herons are common.

The Delaware River - full of history, mystery, adventure and beauty - is a gift to all who experience her. I am honored to be a part of the Delaware River Means Campaign.

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