CEP SOLUTIONS: PROTECTING PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Welcome to Chester Environmental Partnership Online
The Chester Environmental Partnership has positioned itself as an environmental watchdog agency concerned about the health and welfare of residents of the City of Chester and surrounding communities. Our focus is our determination to address and seek resolution for the health impacts of environmental hazards such as air toxics, hazardous waste, and water pollution. Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, health institutions, local government, local businesses and industry, and the community come to the table to develop collaborative strategies to protect the community and to resolve issues that may arise from time to time.
This short video provides further introduction to the Chester Environmental Partnership and our work:
If you have an environmental issue, we recommend that you follow these steps:
1. Frequently Asked Questions - Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Section located under the “About CEP” tab at the top of any page or click here. This section contains questions and the appropriate responses for issues residents commonly confront.
NOTE: Contact Numbers are provided for residents of the City of Chester, Pennsylvania. All other residents, please contact your local municipalities.
2. Issues Resolution Matrix - Refer to the Issues Resolution Matrix Section located on the tab at the top of any page. This section was designed to provide furtherassistance with any problems that may not have been addressed in the Frequently Asked Questions section.
For the latest news click over to Environment In The News To view images of our home area you are invited to examine the Image Gallery To examine links to resources that CEP has found to be useful, select Links
We look forward to our fellow residents and partners to use this site to the fullest extent possible as we look to bring about the targeted and positive changes to our environment.
Upcoming Events Please go to the Events Page for a listing of Chester Environmental and community events. Contact the Chester Environmental Partnership to have your community event considered for posting.
December 11, 2018 Condolences to family and friends of John G. Waffenschmidt
It is with sincere and deepest sadness that we heard of the passing of our colleague and friend, John Waffenschmidt. John was a tireless fighter for justice and equality for all people. Even though his professional career directed him to work in corporate America, he never forgot that people were the most important issue in business. John worked with Chester Environmental Partnership to formulate a working relationship between business industry regulator agencies and the community to deal with issues that concern the health and welfare of communities and he was nationally known for development of an Environmental Justice policy for industry that is highly respected throughout the country. There are not enough words in the English vocabulary to describe the loving, kind and consider person that of John Waffenschmidt. Our community, our organization and the world as a whole is a better place because of John.
We humbly submit this condolences with love and respect for the Waffenschmidt family and we want you to know our prayers are with you at this time of your great loss. Thank you so much for allowing John to be share with others.
Rev. Dr. Horace Strand, Chairman Alice Wright, Executive Director Members of the Chester Environmental Partnership: Environmental Protection Agency PA Department of Environmental Protection Monroe Energy Fox Rothschild University of Penn Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology University of Penn Earth & Environmental Sciences City of Chester Pennsylvania Resource Council Kimberly Clark Widener University Covanta Energy DELCORA Public Interest Law Center of Phila Crozer Keystone Community Foundation Swarthmore College Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Special acknowledgements to the following Donors in honor of John Waffenschmidt Katherine Lowe Kirkland J Bily Lewis Elson Judy Gray Elizabeth Merlucci Kelly Gazzo Scott Cassel Hannah Naccari Samantha Eisenberg Nathiel Egos Greg Domino Christine Salla Alfred Konnerth Michelle Jones John Thompson Curt Hurst Thomas Bucks Jill Stueck