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From: "Suzy McDowell" <smcdowell at amrivers_org>
To: "Updates List Member" <robertrice at juno_com>
Cc: <kmcdonald at amrivers_org>, <jhannon at amrivers_org>
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 10:44:51 -0400
Subject: [Updates] W&S ACTION ALERT -- Ask Congress to vote YES on the
Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic River bill
Message-ID: <MDAEMON-F199904281044.AA445759MD67989 at amrivers_org>
Ask Congress to vote YES on the Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic River
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Representative Jim Greenwood (R-PA)
introduce in the 106th congress bills to protect portions of the lower
Delaware River in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, by including
them in the National Wild and Scenic River system.
You can help secure this designation by writing, calling, or emailing
Senator and Representative and asking them to support legislation that
designate the lower Delaware River a Wild and Scenic River.
The bills would add 65.6 miles of the lower Delaware River to the Wild
Scenic Rivers system. In 1978, Congress included two sections of the
Delaware in the National Wild and Scenic River System. Protecting
of the lower Delaware is an important step for the overall health of the
historically remarkable Delaware River.
The lower Delaware River Wild and Scenic River management plan has local
support. The National Park Service, with input form a Management Plan
Committee, developed a management plan for the lower Delaware River. The
Committee includes local landowners, conservation groups, businesses, and
town planners. The communities along the portions of the river included
the bill voted to adopt the plan and support designation.
The Delaware River is the longest free-flowing river in the East. The
Delaware River is eligible for inclusion in the nation’s Wild and Scenic
Rivers system based on its free-flowing condition, and because of its
outstandingly remarkable values in the areas of recreation, scenery,
culture, history, geology, water quality, and natural resources.
The Lower Delaware River has special historic importance. The role the
played in the shaping of American history is particularly unique. The
Delaware is the site of George Washington’s famous Christmas Eve
The river is also greatly valued for its recreational use, including blue
fish and striped bass fishing, canoeing, bicycling, and hiking.
Write or email your Senator and Representative a letter asking them to
support the lower Delaware Wild and Scenic River bill. The following
is a sample-a personal touch is always most effective.
The Honorable (full name)
United States Senate
Washington DC 20510
The Honorable (full name)
United States House of Representatives
Washington DC, 20515
Dear Senator (last name) and Representative (last name):
I am writing to ask you to support Senator Lautenberg and Representative
Greenwood’s legislation to designate the lower Delaware River a Wild and
Scenic River. This bill would protect 65.6 miles of the lower Delaware
River, an important resource in the State of New Jersey.
Portions of the Upper Delaware River have already been designated by
congress. Adding the lower Delaware to the Nation’s Wild and Scenic River
System is an important step towards ensuring the long-term health of the
entire Delaware River.
The Delaware River is important to the citizens of New Jersey in many
It provides drinking water, recreation, scenic beauty, and it is a site
great historical importance. Wild and Scenic River designation would
the free-flowing character of the lower Delaware river and it’s many
outstandingly remarkable values.
Please do all you can to support this important piece of legislation.
You can find the email address of your Senator or Representative by
To find out about issues affecting the entire Delaware River Basin, check
out the Delaware River Basin Commission's website.
To see this and other American Rivers' Action Alerts online, visit our
webpage at http://www.amrivers.org/hot.html
1025 Vermont Ave, NW, #720
Washington, DC 20005
smcdowell at amrivers_org