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Current List of Counties & Municipalities opposed to the re-designation (updated 3/9/23)

Updated: Mar 9, 2023

The following Counties and Municipalities are in agreement with our position and have passed resolutions to oppose the re-designation of the DWGNRA to a National Park & Preserve until more information is provided to the public for review and comment:

New Jersey:

Sussex County

Warren County

Sussex Borough

Montague Twp

Sandyston Twp

Hampton Twp

Stillwater Twp

Frankford Twp

Fredon Twp

Franklin Borough

Sparta Twp

Greene Twp

Andover Borough


Byram Twp

Frelinghuysen Twp


Shohola Twp

Dingman Twp

Milford Twp

Delaware Twp

Lehman Twp

Westfall Twp

Porter Twp

Blooming Grove Twp

The following members of Congress are opposed:

Josh Gottheimer, member of the US House of Representatives serving New Jersey's 5th District

Matt Cartwright, member of the US House of Representatives serving Pennsylvania’s 8th District

NJ Senator Steve Oroho

NJ State Senator Doug Steinhardt

NJ Assemblymen Parker Space

NJ Assemblymen Hal Wirths

PA State Senator Lisa Baker

PA State Representative Joe Adams

PA State Representative Maureen Madden

The following Educational bodies have also passed resolutions to oppose the current plan to re-designate the DWGNRA to a National Park:

Kittatinny Regional High School (NJ)

The Hampton Board of Education (NJ)

Montague Township Board of Education (NJ)

Sandyston Township

The following organizations are opposed:

The Delaware River Keeper Network

The Pike County Planning Commission

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau

Trout Unlimited

The Hercules Rod & Gun Club

The NJ Federation of Sportsmen

The PA Federation of Sportsmen

New Jersey Outdoor Alliance

The Orange County Federation of Sportsmen

The Bergen County Federation of Sportsmen

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Safari Club

The following Community Associations have passed a resolution to oppose:

Conashaugh Lakes Community Association (PA)

Pocono Mountain Lake Estates (PA)

Both Milford Township and Milford Borough voted unanimously to send letters to our two state representatives and three federal representatives asking that they not vote on any bill that could or would redesignate the DWGNRA until more information was available.

The Pike County Commissioners have stated their opposition to the re-designation on the record. They have written letters to our congressional representative asking they not vote on the re-designation until more information is available.

The Monroe County Commissioners have stated their opposition and have sent letters to our congressional representatives making it clear that more information is needed and questions need to be answered before this can be voted on.

Updated March 09, 2023

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