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Creek Road Runners salute Dorothy Miller and the legacy she left us all

photo of votive candle“Dorothy Miller passed away at her home [yesterday] morning. She was one of the leaders of the initiative to establish an Advisory Council for White Clay Creek State Park and one of the initial representatives to the Council.

“As many of you [may] know, Dorothy was a major force for the preservation of open space throughout Delaware and, in particular, in the White Clay Creek area. Initially, she was a key leader in the effort to prevent the damming of White Clay Creek, which ultimately led to a major donation of lands acquired by the DuPont Company for the planned reservoir. These lands became the core of Delaware’s White Clay Creek State Park and Pennsylvania’s White Clay Creek Preserve. Subsequently she continued as a leader in efforts that preserved many hundreds of additional acres for the Park. She also was one of the main leaders of the campaign that resulted in the designation of the entire White Clay Creek watershed as a National Wild & Scenic River.

“Dorothy leaves a wonderful legacy of public lands and streams to be enjoyed by current and future generations. She will be greatly missed.”

—Andy Urquhart
Secretary, Advisory Council for White Clay Creek State Park