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The proposed Phase I development of Pennsauken's riverfront including Petty's Island, as of March 21st has been withdrawn.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

For years PSE&G pursued a proposal to construct a new nuclear power plant on Artificial Island right next to two existing nuclear plants:    

Salem Nuclear Generating Station & Hope Creek.

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

Secured permanent protection of MacArthur Woods (know known as Saddler's Woods), a 25 acre of old growth forest located in the Newton Creek Watershed and was going to be clear-cut for 4 sports fields and turf grasslands. (2003) Now protected, DRN has created a restoration plan that will, among other actions, restore the stream to its original streambed.

Leader in securing removal of Felix Dam by the PADEP that traversed the Schuylkill River.

Lead advocate securing removal of Manatawny Dam across Manatawny Creek. (2000) And led the community restoration of the creek to natural flows and creation of important aquatic habitats in the former inundation pool of the dam.