Cooper's Ferry Partnership

Address

2 Riverside Drive, Suite 501
One Port Center
Camden, NJ 08103
County: Camden
http://www.coopersferry.com

Contact

Ms. Meishka L. Mitchell

Grant Amount

$40,000

Program Area

Environment

Focus

Grant Details

To further the Camden SMART Initiative and build it into a replicable model for resident-driven stormwater management and urban green infrastructure. CFP and the SMART Team will illuminate the impact of suburban stormwater management practices on the combined sewer systems and waterways of urban municipalities, identify measures of success and quantitative goals for SMART, and improve water quality in the Delaware River watershed by addressing combined sewer overflows through public education, advocacy, and project implementation.

Organization Background

The mission of Cooper's Ferry Partnership (CFP) is to facilitate the revival of the City of Camden as an urban hub, where people choose to live, work, and invest. Since 1984, CFP has been working to achieve this goal, by developing visionary long-range plans for the redevelopment of Camden and working with private sector, government, and community partners to implement these plans from vision to reality.

As a citywide economic and community development corporation, with decades of experience, Cooper's Ferry Partnership seeks to enhance the economic and environmental health of the city by:

•Strengthening Camden's connections to its physical assets including its waterways, regional rail and road network, and proximity to Center City Philadelphia;

•Leveraging public investment into parks and infrastructure in order to improve quality of life, to create recreational opportunities, and to attract private reinvestment;

•Cultivating vibrancy and a strong sense of place in Camden's public realm through physical upgrades and programming.

The Camden SMART (Stormwater Management And Resource Training) Initiative fulfills the mission of CFP to enhance the economic and environmental health of the City. Using a collective impact model, CFP is working to mitigate the environmental impacts of poor infrastructure and urbanization through project implementation and community education.

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