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NJ DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NEWS RELEASE
RELEASE: 4/16/01
01/32
CONTACT: Loretta O'Donnell or Amy Collings
609-984-1795 or 609-292-2994

PRESS ADVISORY

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 County.

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.

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Directions:

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 Condominiums.

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