The Watchdogs of the Watershed will hold their second annual rubber duck race to showcase the Pompeston Creek this weekend.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Volunteers make a difference—come out to work toward a cleaner community and healthier environment.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Cindy Pierson has started the Watchdogs of the Watersheds, an environmental group focusing on the lower region of the Pompeston Creek.
Cindy Pierson wants folks to know that she’s still in the area, and ever concerned about the Pompeston Creek—she’s just traveled downstream a bit, where her stalwart vigilance of the waterway will continue. Pierson for the last 12 years had been a formidable member of the Pompeston Creek Watershed Association (PCWA). The grassroots organization was started in 1963 by locals, the late Ruth Allen and the late Sybil Taylor. But in November 2012, Pierson, who was president, resigned from the PCWA’s board, mainly because she wants to concentrate specifically on the areas of the creek located from Route 130 to the Delaware River, a region that has “been the most neglected, but needs the most attention.” Recently, Pierson and a small band of …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Flooding issues near the Delaware River and Pompeston Creek have been a major township concern.
Mayor Ben Young said a goal of his for 2013 is to continue public works’ projects already started, namely tackling the major flooding issues in East Riverton near Kern Street and Zeisner Avenue. “We’re trying to improve conditions,” said Young, who was appointed as Cinnaminson’s newest mayor at Monday’s reorganization meeting. Young and public works’ officials think new sluice gates—slated for installation soon—should help alleviate flooding conditions. Hundreds of households in the East Riverton section of the township are affected by flooding conditions—and it’s not just during major events like Hurricanes Irene and Sandy; it’s also during normal rainstorms. By the end of this month, Young said, state engineers should visit the area to…
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Cindy Pierson, the Turtle Lady, talks about her family history in East Riverton.
The following is Part 1 of a three-part series about Cindy Pierson's family and the ancestral home she lives in on Pompess Avenue in the East Riverton section of Cinnaminson. She's also included some tidbits of local history. Pierson writes a blog for Cinnaminson Patch. I have decided that I need to stop thinking about the flooding and the water in basement for a while, and realized that you readers might like a change of pace as well. When I first started writing my blog, I said that I would throw in some history every now and again. So let's head down memory lane, shall we? Back in 1983, my husband and I were living in an apartment in Beverly. In the middle of June, we were told that our apartment building had been sold. The new …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday's rains brought more flooding to Cinnaminson near the Pompeston. It's just the latest in a long line of flooding incidents.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Cindy Pierson, head of the Pompeston Creek Watershed Association, said those who live near the creek need to take extra precaution.
Not only have township officials warned those in low-lying areas to take extra precaution, but the Turtle Lady echoed those sentiments Friday. "The creek is absolutely going to flood, there's no doubt about it," said Cindy Pierson, president of the Pompeston Creek Watershed Association. The Pompeston Creek flows in Cinnaminson, Moorestown, Riverton and Delran. Pierson lives on Pompess Avenue in the Cinnaminson's East Riverton section, and even just at high tide, the creek fills up and water soaks the ground. Pierson is expecting the street to flood and for her own basement to be very, very wet. "People should tie down whatever might float away," said Pierson, who still needed to tie down her kayaks, rope off her trashcans and bring in …
Friday, July 22, 2011
The Pompeston Creek cleanup this weekend is not only about keeping the water healthy, but letting residents know it exists, and it needs help.
The Fountain Farms Park cleanup scheduled for Saturday is not just about pulling tires, bicycles and other trash out of the Pompeston Creek; it’s about awareness. “It’s been here such a long time, it’s really a historic little creek,” said Beth Bresnahan, member of the Pompeston Creek Watershed Association, the group behind the cleanup. “We just try to make it healthy and make people aware of it. People aren’t even aware of it.” The Pompeston Creek runs through Cinnaminson, Moorestown, Riverton, Riverside and Delran. The PCWA works to keep the waterway clean and protect the wetlands that surround it. The group is heading up its annual cleanup day at Fountain Farms, a main part of the creek where water flows down into Lakeview. Bresnahan …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Kick off your holiday weekend right with Fourth of July events and more.
Welcome to a special Fourth of July edition of Get Out—four days for the price of three. Performance Studios Open House Where/When: 515 Main St., Riverton. July 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Why Go: Get your toes tapping, bring out your jazz hands or do whatever you do in Zumba class at Performance Studio’s open house. You can talk to staff members and check out summer classes, which include ballet, tap, jazz, Zumba, acting, hip-hop and more. Classes are for ages 2 through adult, and if you sign up for classes during the open house, you’ll get a $10 discount. Be sure to take part in the free classes offered Saturday: hip-hop at 11:30 a.m. for ages 8-18, creative movement at 12:15 p.m. for ages 2-7 and Zumba at 1 p.m. for teens and adults. Price: Free…
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The community group serves a critical function—keeping beautiful our dwindling nature preserves.
The community spirit of Moorestown was again in full effect Saturday, as volunteers descended on an area of the Pompeston Creek that was in need of cleanup. Through the efforts of S.T.E.M.—the longtime environmental nonprofit that calls Moorestown home—a wooded area straddling New Albany Road, just north of Church Road, was made that much more pristine. The Pompeston Creek runs through Cinnaminson, mainly through Fountain Farms Park. S.T.E.M.—Save the Environment of Moorestown—has lead such cleanup activities in town for nearly 40 years. Founding member Kay Smith was there in 1972 when the community group was formed, and today presides as chairperson of the Natural Area Care (NAC) program, which is administered through S.T.E.M. She was at …