HISTORY OF THE CAMDEN CITY GARDEN CLUB
Established in 1985, the Club is a non-profit (501)( c )(3) environmental and educational organization. Originally formed for the purpose of assisting Camden City residents with community gardening and beautification, the program soon expanded to include a variety of community-enhancing programs.
STATE OF NJ THREATENS TO EVICT THE CAMDEN CHILDREN’S GARDEN FROM CAMDEN WATERFRONT PROPERTY TO GIVE TO THE OWNERS OF THE AQUARIUM.
Recently, the Camden City Garden Club (CCGC), received a letter from the State of New Jersey stating that they had made a decision to remove the CCGC from the 4.5 acres known as the Camden Childrens Garden by March 31st, 2013. CCGC is currently contesting alleged ownership and asks their supporters to rally around them at this travesty of a crossroads.
WHAT WILL CAMDEN AND IT'S CHILDREN BE LEFT WITH IF THIS HAPPENS? Although the Aquarium has at least two acres of completely barren land adjacent to their current facility and acres upon acres of parking lots, they have decided to take the land owned by the City of Camden and dismantle the green-space that was intended to be a safe haven for Camden families and children. This location also serves of the centre of all CCGC’s programming, administrative activities, educational facilities, amusement rides, a mini-farm stand, and the venue for all CCGC events. In addition, the CCGC events have already been scheduled and promoted for the 2013 season, and the facility is scheduled to open March 31st – the State’s eviction date. Prayers and positivity are requested during this sad time when greed overcomes the need of Camden's voiceless children.