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Riverkeeper Submits Comments on Kent Manor Wetlands Permit

On April 14, Riverkeeper submitted comments to the Army Corps of Engineers, urging the Corps to deny a federal permit application to fill wetlands in the proposed Kent Manor development. The developer plans to fill wetlands on the property and wants to mitigate this impact by constructing wetlands adjacent to roads and other impervious surfaces without suitable buffer zones. Riverkeeper commented that filling existing wetlands and constructing wetlands near roads, without appropriate buffers, increases the likelihood that pollutants such as phosphorus will discharge into the Croton Falls Reservoir.

Riverkeeper has long challenged this development because of the threats it poses to the phosphorus-impaired Croton Falls Reservoir. Kent Manor is a proposed 272-unit residential development in Putnam County.
Riverkeeper’s comments are available (PDF).

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