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Delaware County Conservation District

Edward Magargee

Rose Tree Park-Hunt Club

1521 N. Providence Road

Media, PA 19063


Administers the state's erosion and sediment control program and serves the county in conservation of natural resources, sediment pollution, open space preservation, wetlands protection, and environmental education.

Delaware County Cooperative Extension of Penn State

Joyce Morrison

Smedley Park

20 Papermill Road

Springfield, PA 19064


Provides educational programs in agriculture, home horticulture, urban gardening, food and nutrition, home economics, and 4-H youth development.

Delaware County Parks and Recreation Board

Mark Manfre

Government Center Building

Media, PA 19063


Maintains park land and provides cultural, environmental, and recreational activities. The park board serves as an advisory board to the Parks Department and County Council.

Delaware County Planning Department

John Pickett

Toal Building

200 N. Orange Street

Media, PA 19063


Coordinates environmental concerns with federal agencies, the PA Department of Environmental Resources, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, other county agencies and the 49 municipalities.

Delaware County Solid Waste Authority

Sue Cordes

Rose Tree Park-Hunt Club

1521 N. Providence Road

Media, PA 19063


Responsibilities include solid waste disposal, permits, trash monitoring, county ordinance enforcement, planning, developing, designing, and administering the expansion and modification of transfer stations.

Delaware Estuary Program

William Johnson

P.O.Box 7861

Harrisburg, PA 17105

Established to develop a comprehensive conservation and management plan that will protect and enhance the natural resources of the estuary.

Delaware River Basin Commission

Gerald Hansler

25 State Police Drive

P.O. Box 7360

Trenton, NJ 08628


Controls water resource management of the 13,000 square mile Delaware River Basin, monitors water quality and planning, directs reservoir operations and water conservation programs and is a regulatory agency in charge of permits for projects concerning the basin.

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

John Coscia

Bourse Building

111 S. Independence Mall East

Phila, PA 19106


Provides continuing, comprehensive, and coordinated planning for orderly growth and development of the Delaware Valley region. Holds seminars and monthly meetings open to the public.

Ridley Creek State Park

John Graham

Sycamore Mills Road

Media, PA 19063


The site of several historic buildings including a colonial plantation. Activities include hiking, biking, horse-back riding on park trails, fishing, cross-country skiing, and picnicking.

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

Richard Nugent

International Plaza II, Suite 104

Phila, PA 19113


Managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the refuge contains the largest freshwater tidal marsh in PA. Activities include fishing, biking, nature observation, photography, art environmental education, and hiking.


PA Association of Conservation Districts

Susan Fox

225 Pine Street

Harrisburg, PA 17101


Represents the 66 conservation districts in PA by promoting district funding levels, legislative objectives, and public relations. Publishes a quarterly newsletter for general readership.

PA Citizens Advisory Council

Susan Wilson

P.O. Box 8459

Harrisburg, PA 17105


Mandated to review the DEP and the environmental laws of the Commonwealth, and to make independent recommendations for their improvement.

PA Dept. of Environmental Protection-Southeastern Region

Carol Collier

Lee Park, Suite 6010

555 North Lane

Conshohocken, PA 19428


Goals are to ensure the best use of PA's natural resources, protect and restore the natural environment, protect public health and safety.

Bureau of Forestry

Earl Higgins

1132 Ridge Road

Pottstown, PA 19465


Strives to ensure the best use of PA's natural resources and assists in the understanding, planning, care and management of private woodlands.

PA Fish and Boat Commission

Ted Kane

1671 N. Providence Road

Media, PA 19063


Responsible for enforcing the PA fish and boat code-law boating safety, pollution, and earth disturbance encroachment problems, and stocking trout.

PA Game Commission

Dan Figured

Wildlife Conservation Office

Box 218

Gradyville, PA 19039


Directed by law to "protect, propagate, manage, and preserve the wildlife resources of the state, and to enforce the laws of the Commonwealth relating thereto." Provides the Hunter Education Program for the training of first time hunters in safety, responsibility, and wildlife appreciation.


Army Corp of Engineers, Regulatory Branch

Rick Clon

Phila. District

100 Penn Square East

Phila, PA 19107


Regulatory agency responsible for monitoring activities such as the construction of docks and piers and the discharge of dredge and fill material in navigable federal waterways.

Council on Environmental Quality

Kathleen McGinty

722 Jackson Place, NW

Washington, DC 20503


The council assists and advises the President on authoritative information concerning the conditions and trends in the quality of the environment.

USDA Chester-Delaware County Farm Service Agency

Holly Bayer

Government Center Suite 280

601 Westtown Road

West Chester, PA 19382


Administers farm commodity and resource conservation programs and administers a program offering incentive payments for installation of conservation practices.

Natural Resources and Conservation Service

Sam High

Government Center Room 381

601 Westtown Road

West Chester, PA 19382


Agency of the US Dept. of Ag. that provides technical assistance to land users to reduce erosion and deterioration of soil and water resources.

US Environmental Protection Agency-Region III

Michael McCabe

841 Chestnut Street

Phila, PA 19107


Agency responsible for implementing the federal laws designed to protect the environment. The agency deals with air and water quality, hazardous waste management, control of toxic substances, pesticides, radiation, and pollution prevention.

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Charles Kulp

315 S. Allen Street

State College, PA 16801


Responsibilities include reviewing general permits, enforcing wetlands laws in southeastern PA, and educating the general pubic in wildlife preservation practices.

US Geological Survey

Charles Wood

111 Great Valley Parkway

Malvern, PA 19355


Appraises the nation's water resources, provides the hydrological information needed for managing these resources, and collects data on the quantity and quality of surface and ground water for the Delaware River Basin.