Advocates want to turn recreation area into national park

| 27 Oct 2021 | 12:53

Delaware River. The Sierra Club Grassroots Network is organizing an effort to turn the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area into a national park.

The recreation area gets federal funding now but not as much as it would if it were upgraded to a full national park.

The Sierra Club of New Jersey has been advocating for the upgrade for years. Supporters note that the park gets an estimated 4 million visitors a year, borders three states, and is within driving distance of some of the most densely populated cities in the nation.

The local team leader at the Sierra Club Grassroots Network is Joe Testa, who can be reached at

To join his team working for the upgrade, visit: