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Key player in constructing and maintaining a biofilter wetland and riparian buffer corridor throughout Camden County's park system (NJ) that is improving water quality and habitat.
Defeated construction of Chubb Run Dam in Middletown Township, Bucks County, PA.
Defeated construction of proposed Rock Run Dam - a 9-foot high 600-foot long flood control dam that would have been built by PADEP across Rock Run Creek. Lower Makefield, PA.
Helped community organize and defeat proposed Conectiv gas fired power plant in Bordentown, NJ.
Delaware Riverkeeper Network led an effort that defeated the construction of an artificial turf field at the Radnor Middle School
Helped the community defend the South Branch Pennsauken Creek from a 308-unit residential development project.
Appeals Board Promotes Agency Transparency by Compelling PennDOT to Explain its Actions
On March 5th the Delaware Riverkeeper Network delivered to the Delaware River Basin Commission a petition asking them to take steps to protect fish populations of the Delaware Estuary by ensuring the oxygen levels of the Estuary are set, met and protected at a level that support not just fish living there, but fish reproducing and growing in all of the waters of the Delaware Estuary. The Petit
In September, 2014, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network submitted a formal petition to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) requesting the agency take jurisdiction over the proposed PennEast pipeline project; DRN also crafted an action alert calling for letters from the public which has resulted in the submission of well over 500 citizen letters.
In response to a petition submitted by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network regarding high lead levels in the sediments of the Philadelphia Gun Club, located next to the Delaware River in Bensalem, Bucks County, PA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency initiated in October, 2013 a preliminary assessment of the site pursuant to federal law.