Three land trusts in the Philadelphia region address water quality in the Delaware River watershed through very different methods. As climate change threatens to make the Philadelphia area hotter and wetter, its effects, specifically flooding, erosion, sedimentation, loss of wildlife habitat, and nutrient pollution, must be addressed regionally, locally, and on individual properties. Willistown Conservation Trust’s (WCT’s) Watershed Protection Program has worked since 2017 to ensure long-term health of their local watershed through monitoring, restoration, education, and best management practices in small headwater streams. The program seeks to understand the health of the watershed and provide scientifically supported restoration recommendations for municipalities and residents. Wissahickon Trails improves the 64-square mile Wissahickon Creek watershed for the benefit of wildlife, the protection of local drinking water, and to ensure opportunities for the public to connect to nature exist into the future. Their work and methods include land preservation, active habitat management and restoration, and partnerships with neighbors, activists, and local governments. Natural Lands acts as a consultant to municipalities, advising them on how to steward their land and water for improved water quality. Their work for East Goshen Township serves as a case study for how simple open space design can improve water quality, create habitat, beautify a place and make open space more inviting to the surrounding community.