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A genuine environmental advocate for Creek Road and its environs has received a recent public-service honor at the University of Delaware (UD).

photo of Jerry Kauffman

CRR Jerry Kauffman was one of two individuals at UD to be honored with the 2021 Ratledge Family Award for Delaware Public Service.

Kauffman is the director of the UD Water Resources Center in the Institute for Public Administration at the Biden School. He also holds secondary faculty appointments in the Biden School and in the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences.

A longtime Creek Road Runner, for years Kauffman has been a champion for protection of water quality and improvement of conditions for wildlife within area watersheds, including the White Clay Creek, along which Creek Road runs north from Newark.

Established by the Ratledge family, the Ratledge Family Award for Delaware Public Service reflects the family’s long-standing commitment to both the state of Delaware and UD. The award recognizes contributions of UD faculty, staff, and students who exemplify excellence in public service to the citizens of the state of Delaware.

Congratulations, Jerry, and thank you for your work.