Preserving the Cooper River

This morning, a group of environmentalists, politicians, and students gathered on the banks of the Cooper River in Pennsauken (the river is just behind the trees in the video) to celebrate the 47th anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act and to urge the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to designate a portion of the river as a Category One waterway.

Organized by Environment New Jersey and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, the participants spoke about the history of the river, environmental concerns, and how they are working to preserve this natural asset.

Pennsauken Mayor Betsy McBride:

Environment New Jersey Director Doug O’Malley:

Camden County Freeholder Jon Young:

Bill Moen reads a letter from Senator Cory Booker:

Eric Silldorff of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network:

Terence Thompson of Power Corps Camden:

Jim Cummings and students from Urban Promise

Fred Stine of Delaware Riverkeeper Network

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