Rancocas Creek Association
Some Minutes of the Meeting
June 30, 2013

Welcome
John welcomed everyone to Tom and Kerry's. He was surprised by the nice turnout on a pleasant morning. Since his computer was responsible for some email delivery "hiccups," he had extra copies on hand.

Burlington County Emergency Management
Despite this rainy season, there has been good cooperation and water level control from Kevin Tuno and Steve King. "Come hell or high water..." John wanted to send an email thanking them.

The NJ rainfall record for the month of June was broken. The previous record breaking rainfall totals for June occurred in 2003.

Clean-up Needs
No fallen trees to report as of this time.

Meeting Information
28 July - Craig Katz - 14 Kates Tract, Mt. Holly
25 August - Anita and Bill Gooden
29 Sept. - McNamaras - Annual Brunch

Any Other Business
- Craig was concerned about the mosquitoes. Unusual periods of heavy rain and subsequent standing water have caused a great increase in the mosquito population.
- Tom K. reported the RCA is a member of the environmental group - Delaware Riverkeeper Network.
Per their literature:
"The Delaware Riverkeeper Network champions the rights of our communities to a Delaware River and tributary streams that are free-flowing, clean and healthy."
"The Delaware is the longest undammed river east of the Mississippi, flowing freely for 330 miles as it travels from New York state, through Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware to the Atlantic Ocean."
There are two types of memberships: Basic and Sustained: "The Delaware Riverkeeper Network needs concerned citizens like you to achieve its vision of clean water for the communities, both human and wild, that depend on the Delaware River and all its tributary streams."
"As a basic member, you will receive: Rewarding volunteer opportunities E-activist alerts A postcard notice of River Rapids online availability Invitations to paddles, hikes and other special members-only events."
Their website is http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/
A sample copy of their postcard is right below:

- Rich inquired about T-shirts. A few more members also showed interest.

- Claudia asked about ideas for speakers. She had contacted the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, but they had no available speakers at this time. Mary Jane suggested the National Weather Service in Mount Holly. Tom G. thought of environmental groups. Jenna and Gary offered the idea of beaver wildlife lecturers and even beekeeping. Beavers and bees.

Special thanks to Kerry and Tom for their hospitality.
See you in July.
Claire.