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Noxontown Pond is a small part of Delaware’s rich history. In 1730, Thomas Noxon damned the head of the Appoquinimink to form Noxontown and build his mill. The small village of Noxontown was once used as the headquarters for Caesar Rodney, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Yet, in recent decades Noxontown pond has struggled. An EPA study from the 1970’s quotes the pond’s trouble with high nutrient levels. Large algae blooms have become regular in the summers and have diminished fish populations. As the First State, Delaware has been a leader since the founding of this country and should now take on a responsibility as a new type of leader.
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Brownlee, Colin, "Combining Policies to Reduce Agricultural Runoff in Delaware" (2019). 2019 Op-Eds. 1.