2020 February Sustainable Champion – Erin Crean

Erin Crean is a long-time resident of Camden.  She is on the Planning Board, Shade Tree Advisory Board, ‘A New View Camden’ Resident Advisory Board, and the Vice President of Urban Legion, a non-profit that focuses on transforming vacant, blighted properties unsuitable for development into green community spaces.

While at Rutgers University, she focused on the benefits of transforming vacant blighted lots into green community spaces and chose a lot on 6th & Ferry that needed attention and cleaned and maintained it every week with help from neighbors.

She is now working on a mixed income housing development in the Cooper Grant Neighborhood where 14 homes and a park are being built.  The site will handle all of the runoff from the homes being built and will include rainwater collection projects, native plants, and pervious paving.

Erin is working with the Mayor, Councilwoman Felisha Reyes-Morton, the Concerned Citizens of North Camden and the Cooper Grant Neighborhood Association to transform an underutilized pocket park into a dog park.

In her former role, Erin was the confidential aide to former Freeholder Michelle Gentek-Mayer while the County’s office of Sustainability was created.

We are proud to recognize Erin Crean as our Camden County Sustainability Champion for the month of February 2020.