ACTION ALERT: Help us fight the Pennsylvania DEP's
proposed downgrade of the Lower Tohickon Creek!
For over two decades, the Delaware River community has been working and waiting to see the realization of Tinicum Conservancy’s stream upgrade petition, which was submitted to PA Department of Environmental Protection in 1995. The Conservancy, the community, and allies including Delaware Riverkeeper Network, have been seeking Exceptional Value (EV) designation for the Tohickon Creek, a tributary flowing into the Lower Wild & Scenic Delaware River near Point Pleasant, PA in Bucks County. “EV” is the highest designation possible for streams in the Commonwealth. This designation does not prohibit development. The designation does trigger thresholds so that any private developer, any dischargers, including sewage treatment plants or commercial and industrial industries seeking to locate in the region, must meet standards and use practices that prevent degradation of the healthy waters and wetlands that belong to all Pennsylvanians.
The latest response from the PA DEP is to deny the upgrade and instead DOWNGRADE the Tohickon, essentially stripping it of the protections it currently has against pollution and degradation. NOW, WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Click HERE to visit the Delaware River Keeper Network to find out how you can help.
Click HERE to read the National Park Service's letter to the PA DEP in support of our efforts.
NEWS & EVENTS
Protecting our rural character and natural resources
through community-based land conservation.