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Displaying 35 Advocacy Success Cases

In 2009, after many years of advocacy, citizen action, Delaware Riverkeeper Network community leadership, and debate, we marked as a victory the preservation of Petty’s Island.

Prevented construction along with partners of an Incinerator along the Delaware River in Mercer County, NJ.

Key player in the effort that successfully prevented introduction of Pacific Salmonids to the Delaware River system.

Lead advocate preventing reconstruction of a new Angelica Dam in Reading, PA.

Organized the community to prevent a sewer extension that would result in a development boom in Hopewell Township, NJ.

The proposed Phase I development of Pennsauken's riverfront including Petty's Island, as of March 21st has been withdrawn.

Protected 2.5 acres of woodlands, wetlands and headwaters to Little Darby Creek from destruction for a detention basin. Radnor Twp, PA.

Protected the Stockton Bluffs, a forested ridge now known as Anderson Forest that drains to Brookville Hollow Creek and would otherwise be developed. Hunterdon County, NJ.

Threatened status proposed for red knots

In 2005, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network led the creation and submission of a petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to list the red knot (Caladris canutus rufa) as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.

Saved 28 acres of woodlands and wetlands, the headwaters of Brock Creek in Bucks County, PA, from residential development.