JOHN R. STENGER
AND THE LEWES SAND DUNES
The Cape Henlopen sand dunes are fast becoming a garbage dump according to John Stenger, a Lewes High School science teacher who has a lot to say and knows people call him a crackpot yelling about a pile of sand.
The town had opened a tract out here in the 'dunes' for a garbage dump several years ago and
also allow contractors to remove sand for construction. A derelict crane, rusting away, sitting atop a dune and fresh tracks ftom excavating equipment bears mute testimony to activities.
Stenger fears he is fighting a loosing battle but when he found rotten chicken cages thrown on the dunes , he got mad and felt guilty for not publicizing the situation sooner. He is also far from
optimistic of any results and notes his 'crusade' is not making him very popular in such a small town as Lewes, but he is determined to bring attention to the matter. He has written Interior Secretary Udall, Mrs Lyndon Johnson and Governor Terry. Town officials are not much help.
Source: Wednesday, 27 September, 1967, Wilmington New Journal, Sussex Bureau.
Abstract: August 29, 2017, Lewes, Harrison Howeth.