The Delaware Riverkeeper a/k/a Povertykeeper faked a pass over the weekend to suggest its mission is about the Delaware River but it’s anything but that.
Saturday morning I received a Delaware Riverkeeper a/k/a Delaware Povertykeeper news release forwarded to me by a friend. The news release was issued by e-mail at 7:20 PM by Maya van Rossum herself only 36 hours earlier and promoted a “March to Defend the Delaware River” at Noon on Saturday. Marcus, protests and screaming are, of course, the stock-in-trade of the Delaware Riverkeeper. Therefore, there was nothing surprising about the event or the hype (more on that in a moment) but the short notice might be puzzling to some. It’s not puzzling, though, to those of us who understand what the Delaware Riverkeeper is really about and it’s not the Delaware River.