Tinicum Island

Tinicum Island

(tĭn`ĭkəm), area in the Delaware River, SW of Philadelphia, separated from the mainland by creeks and marshes. Site of the first European settlement in Pennsylvania, it was the capital of New SwedenNew Sweden,
Swedish colony (1638–55), on the Delaware River; included parts of what are now Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. With the support of Swedish statesman Axel Oxenstierna, Admiral Klas Fleming (a Finn), and Peter Minuit (a Dutchman), the New Sweden Company
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 from 1643 to 1655.
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They are: Goat Hill Serpentine Barrens, 602 acres in southwest Chester County; Little Tinicum Island, 200 acres in a heavily industrialized section along the Delaware River in Delaware County; and the Cornwall Tower site, 10 acres in Lancaster County.
Coast Guard, township officials, local boat clubs and many other groups joined with volunteers, Valley Forge State Forest staff, and PA CleanWays to help make the cleanup of Little Tinicum Island a success.
20 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Michael DiBerardinis today announced that volunteers removed more than three tons of debris and tires this fall from Valley Forge State Forest's Little Tinicum Island, a two-mile long island in the Delaware River, Delaware County, as part of the state's Forest Lands Beautification Program.
Tinicum Island has four miles of oiled shoreline, with one-third medium and two-thirds heavy.
15 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Michael DiBerardinis today issued a call for volunteers to help clean up debris and tires from Valley Forge State Forest's Little Tinicum Island in Delaware County, Saturday, Oct.
Little Tinicum Island, a two-mile-long island in the Delaware River, supports wetland vegetation, more than 200 species of birds, reptiles and amphibians.
Valley Forge State Forest, Little Tinicum Island, Tinicum Township, Delaware County -- Two cleanups already have been conducted at this island in the Delaware River, where approximately 80 tons of trash and refuse remain.
These efforts included areas in Benjamin Rush, Nockamixon, Neshaminy and Delaware Canal state parks and in Little Tinicum Island and Goat Hill Serpentine Barrens Natural Area in the Valley Forge State Forest.
1 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources Michael DiBerardinis today announced that volunteers removed almost 11 tons of debris and tires from Valley Forge State Forest's Little Tinicum Island, Delaware County, as part of the state's Forest Lands Beautification Program.
2 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Michael DiBerardinis today issued a call for volunteers to help clean up debris and tires from Valley Forge State Forest's Little Tinicum Island in Delaware County, as part of the state's Forest Lands Beautification Program.
July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Michael DiBerardinis today announced that volunteers removed six tons of debris and tires from Valley Forge State Forest's Little Tinicum Island, as part of the state's Forest Lands Beautification Program.
Valley Forge State Forest, Little Tinicum Island, Delaware County The cleanup of this designated State Forest Natural Area located in the Delaware River will take place as a series of cleanups.