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Sussex County board opposes - for now - Delaware Water Gap area designation change

Updated: Aug 6, 2022

April 7, 2022 |

A resolution approved by the Board of County Commissioners on Wednesday night stated the Sierra Club chapters of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, behind the drive to make the recreation area a national park "have offered limited insight, information, communication and clarification as to the scope and effect of said designation."

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NJ SEED: Dating back to the 1950s proposal to construct a dam across the Delaware River near Tocks Island, NJ SEED has paid close attention to the river as a source for drinking water and to the river basin as a premier recreational site. While a national park designation would be a plus for the northeast, the concerns raised by Sussex County deserve careful consideration.

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