Christine Gaspar

Damascus Citizens for Sustainability

Grant Awarded: $30,000

Damascus Citizens for Sustainability is a grassroots non-profit conservation organization focused on the protection of the Delaware River Basin from deep-shale gas extraction, known as hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.”

This effort is critical since the Basin supplies water to the people in the watershed area and within and around New York City, Philadelphia, Trenton and Camden. The Center for Urban Pedagogy was awarded a grant to produce a public information campaign about fracking and its impact.