Resources for our Community

Tours

Informational Materials

Programs

Community Activities

Professional Organizations

Tours

A tour of our treatment plant can be an unforgettable educational experience! If you are interested in learning about the Authority and its mission in Camden County, please phone Linda Doherty at (856) 583-2306, or e-mail us your name, organization, address, and telephone number and someone will contact you shortly.

Informational Materials on . . .

Wastewater Treatment at the Plant

What Can Go Down the Drain: don’t flush non-flushable material

Wastewater Industry Best Practices

Improving Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

Other Information (informational inserts occasionally distributed with quarterly bills)

Programs

PowerCorps Camden

PowerCorps Camden is an AmeriCorps direct service program focused on improving Green Infrastructure in the City of Camden. Partners CCMUA, the City of Camden, and Center For Family Services launched the program in December 2015, with the goals to improve outcomes for opportunity youth and improve green infrastructure in Camden City. Over the last four years, PowerCorps Camden has aimed to increase economic opportunity through job training and readiness for up to 60 youth each year. Since inception, over 440 acres of land have been treated by PowerCorps members in Camden. Through projects focused on Camden’s green infrastructure network, PowerCorps members play a key role in maintaining green infrastructure installations including rain gardens, city and county parks, vacant lots, and stormwater inlets that comprise Camden City’s network. Through knowledge and skills training, PowerCorps Camden develops and nurtures young adults into environmental stewards and strong candidates for the workforce. In addition to general green infrastructure maintenance, members take part in environmental trainings, group service learning trips and in varied innovative projects, including repurposing concrete/rubble from construction sites to create barriers that protect existing rain gardens within the city. These collaborations allow for members to expand their environmental knowledge while also having a real and lasting impact on the City.

Green Ambassadors

CCMUA’s other major green jobs program, the Green Ambassadors, is now in its fourth year. Green Ambassadors hires 10-20 high school students for a five-week summer internship, where students work with a variety of projects with the Camden Collaborative Initiative. Forty-five students have completed the program since its inception, and a few are pursuing degrees in environmental science.

Community Activities

Events in the Parks

Our partners help manage the grounds and program events in the authority’s parks and public spaces. Check this page regularly for a list of park activities.

  • Saturday, September 28, 2019: Cramer Hill Nature Preserve Day. Guided tours of the trail system and displays about the history of the preserve and its plants and wildlife. Planting of a few Atlantic white cedar trees (once common along the Delaware River, but now only a single population exists along the river in southern New Jersey, upstream of the Commodore Barry Bridge). Contact Michael Hogan of the South Jersey Land and Water Trust, (609)476-2086 or hoganphoto@verizon.net.

Cleanups and Green Infrastructure Upkeep

Keeping the parks, nature preserve, rain gardens, and other green stormwater infrastructure installations that Camden SMART is responsible for requires requires regular maintenance including litter removal, weeding, and trimming. Efforts of PowerCorps Camden and other Camden SMART partners are often supplemented by volunteer groups and individuals, including community, corporate, school, and environmental organizations. Cleanups occur throughout the year, and postings are updated here.

  • (none scheduled by CCMUA at this time)
  • Camden Greenways Inc. maintains a calendar of events including local cleanups as well as other activities

Other Meetings

As an anchor institution in Camden’s Waterfront South neighborhood, CCMUA hosts public hearings as well as meetings by various organizations and task forces throughout the year. Events of potential public interest will be posted here.

  • September 9, 2019: Greening Waterfront South. Presentation by Rowan University Project Team of proposed greening projects. Meeting location is at Camden Fireworks, 1813 S. Broadway, Camden. See flier for details.

Professional Organizations

The CCMUA is an active member of a number of industry and environmental organizations. For more information, click the links below.