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WORKING TOGETHER, WE ARE CREATING A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR THE LOWER PASSAIC RIVER AND A HEALTHY FOOD SOURCE FOR THE COMMUNITY.

The Metropolitan Resurrection Community Development Corporation in Newark, the development arm of the Metropolitan Baptist Church, and the Lower Passaic Cooperating Parties Group (CPG), comprising civic-minded companies working to bring about a cleaner river, are pleased to partner on an exciting pilot project to provide residents with access to a healthy food source. This interim project, known as an aquaponics center, will raise hybrid striped bass (aquaculture) and grow vegetables (hydroponics). It will be administered and supervised by aquaponics experts and operated by local veterans, who will be employed and trained to distribute the fish and vegetables. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified fish consumption as the main human health risk associated with sediment in the River. This project will create a swap of fresh fish for contaminated fish. The aquaponics project is intended to be a smart and fast way to reduce the human health risk caused by the consumption of fish from the Lower Passaic River, while we believe a targeted dredging of contaminated river sediment will secure longer-term protection. Consider this project just another example of how the Metropolitan Resurrection Community Development Corporation is working with the private sector to solve problems and create a better place for us all to live.

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