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Sign on to Urge, No Backroom Deals for FIMFO

The National Park Service, after careful review, has determined that the proposal to transform a primarily tent camping business into one dominated by RVs, sewage hookups, glamping facilities, and a new big pool, all along or near the Wild & Scenic Upper Delaware River, does not comport with essential protections this special River reach is entitled to.

Rather than issue this determination to reject the proposal, in the works is a closed door meeting between the National Park Service, Upper Delaware Council, Town of Highland Planning Commission and the applicant for the FIMFO project to “negotiate” a path forward that removes the National Park Service opposition and allows the project to move forward.

This kind of backroom negotiation between a developer and government officials in order to remove government opposition to a project that will harm our Upper Delaware River corridor is fundamentally wrong.

Sign on to urge the National Park Service to refuse to attend the meeting; or at the very least to require that it be open to the public for observation so we can all witness the negotiation and the deals that made.

For the most recent press outline the National Park Service concerns, you can read the River Reporter article here.