Approximately 160 people packed the Margaret H. Rollins Center on 12/14/17 for the GLCC Meeting about New Road. We collected many signatures on our petitions and heard from many concerned citizens. The opposition to developing this parcel was the overwhelming and obvious sentiment of the crowd. We thank the Greater Lewes Civic Coalition for hosting this meeting and for all the support from the community.
We are taking a break for the holidays and will release an action plan early in 2018. We have had a lot of media and citizen interest resulting from the meeting. Please continue to check our website, follow us on Facebook, and sign up for emils (if you did not sign up at the meeting).
Visit our "How To Help" page
to see what you can do to speak up or support this cause.
We need and appreciate support and involvement from the greater Lewes community.
The New Road Preservation Alliance had three speakers present historical, archeological, topographical and environmental information about the Groome Parcel and surrounding area.
Thank you to Ralph Prettyman, Ron Vickers, and Mike Powell for presenting, and to our own Doug Spelman for representing us at the meeting.
Speaker panel and topics:
Ralph Prettyman- Local Historian and Author History of Tower Hill (Groome Church property)
Archeology studies and potential impacts
Ronald Vickers- DNREC, State Parks, Manager Land Preservation Office & Administrator
State Open Space Program, Retired 2016
Why preserve Groome Church property and Great Marsh significance
Michael Powell- DNREC, Shoreline and Waterway Management Program
Sea level rise impacts on flooding of Canary Creek, on New Road and New Rd. properties
To be added
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Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Margaret Rollins Community Center
111 Adams Ave
Lewes, De 19958
(location of old Lewes Library)
The Greater Lewes Civic Coalition is hosting this meeting to provide a forum to educate local citizens about this important issue. All are welcome at this public meeting.
New Road Informational Meeting
to be hosted by the Greater Lewes Civic Coalition
Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: City Room at the Rollins Center
Speakers: Various experts
The Greater Lewes Civic Coalition invites all area residents to attend a New Road informational meeting on December 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the City’s meeting room at the Margaret H. Rollins Community Center, formerly the Lewes Public Library, at 111 Adams Avenue in Lewes.
The purpose of this meeting is to hear from experts on open space preservation, history, archeology, and science and from others with relevant knowledge to help the community understand the present condition of the vital New Road corridor and the potential effects of further development along it. The goal of the Coalition is to educate the citizens of the City and of nearby communities and their elected representatives about matters of common interest.
For more information about this meeting please contact GreaterLewes@gmail.com.
Please attend this important meeting and encourage friends and neighbors to do the same. Petititions will be on hand to sign. Volunteer and donation information will be available, as well.
You can also follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/New-Road-Preservation-Alliance-Lewes-De-194546467760564/