The town of Ramapo recently settled a law suit filed by the U.S. Attorney’s office for admitted violations to the Clean Water Act when wetlands were filled in during the building of Provident Bank Park. According to records 1.11 acres of wetlands were filled in 2010 when the stadium was built, and the town was ordered to fix the environmental problems caused and pay a $125,000 fine. The town allegedly filed for a permit from the Army Corps. after already filling the wetlands. The permit is required under the Clean Water Act and stated that crews would have had to create 1.8 acres of wetlands to make up for the areas that were filled in. According to Ramapo Town Attorney Michael Klein the town has taken the necessary actions to correct the mistakes that they have accepted responsibility for.
Lawsuit Against Town of Ramapo
March 19, 2014 By