DEP COMMISSIONER TO AWARD $1.8 MILLION GRANT FOR STORMWATER
IMPROVEMENTS IN SOUTH JERSEY
DEP Commissioner to Award $1.8 Million Grant for Stormwater
Improvements in South Jersey
Tuesday, April 17, 10 a.m.
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Shinn will
award a $1.8 million grant for regional stormwater management planning
in four counties Tuesday, April 17, at 10 a.m. along the Cooper River.
The grant will be presented to the Camden, Burlington, Gloucester and
Cape-Atlantic Soil Conservation Districts at Maria Barnaby-Greenwald Memorial
Park on Park Boulevard near Rt. 41 in Cherry Hill.
Stormwater plans to improve streams and water quality will be developed
for five priority watersheds - the Cooper River, Masons Creek and Little
Creek, part of the Rancocas watershed in Burlington County, the Upper
Maurice River in Gloucester County and the Smithville Drainage in Atlantic
The Camden County district is the lead coordinator for the project. Representatives
from all the districts and partner agencies will participate.
Miss New Jersey, Jill Horner, who is conducting environmental education
programs, will demonstrate a watershed model showing various pollution
sources and ways to reduce impacts on waterways.
A tent will be erected in event of rain.
Rt. 41 (Kings Highway) to Park Boulevard which runs along the north side
of the Cooper River along the Cherry Hill/Haddonfield border. The county
park is located just west of the intersection. Turn right at the light
if travelling from the north or turn left if travelling from the south.
There is a parking lot next to the playground across from the Cherry Park