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Upper Delaware Council launches social media and improved website

NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) is ushering in a new era of public outreach with recently-launched social media accounts and a refreshed website.

During the pandemic, many organizations were forced to go digital with meetings and communications to adapt to the changing landscape. UDC seized this opportunity to increase its public outreach and engagement efforts, as well as its digital footprint.

UDC staff worked with Creative Director Dorene Warner of W Design in Barryville, NY to update www.upperdelawarecouncil.org over the summer. Since many of the updates improve back-end and editing functionality, the website doesn’t look very different. However, several new sections, including Project Review and Staff pages, were added.

Features to improve accessibility in line with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have also been added. Tools including a screen reader, larger text, a dyslexia-friendly option, keyboard navigation, contrast adjustment, and more are easily located on the website for instant use.

UDC has also created Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts to reach additional audiences and promote projects activities to the public.

So far, 2020 UDC Annual Awards winners have been featured, along with updates on current projects, events, meetings, and informational alerts.

The pages have also been used to educate the public about the Upper Delaware’s remarkable resources and history, utilizing thematic hashtags like #MarkerMonday to feature historic markers along the river.

UDC can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UpperDelawareCouncil, on Instagram at @upperdelawarecouncil, and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/upper-delaware-council. Tag UDC or use #LandWaterPeople to submit photos to be featured.

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