CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The founder and director of the Camden Children’s Garden says he’ll fight a state government request that the garden move by the end of March.
Children’s Garden director Mike Devlin says he received a letter from the state Treasury Department last week saying that the garden needs to move by March 31 so the land can go to the Adventure Aquarium.READ MORE: Sharon Hill Police Officers Charged With Manslaughter In Fatal Shooting Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
But Devlin contends that the property where his nonprofit operates is owned by the city government, not the state.READ MORE: Frankford High School Student Shot 3 Times On Way To School, Police Say
The garden has a horticultural playground and it also helps run 120 community gardens around Camden, one of the nation’s poorest cities.
It has long had a tense relationship with its neighbor, the for-profit Aquarium.MORE NEWS: Website To Order Free COVID-19 Tests Up And Running
An aquarium spokeswoman would not say whether the attraction was planning an expansion.
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