Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp
Standing Rock inspired Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp led by the Ramagough Lenape Nation of the Ramapough Lunaape tribe to protest the Pilgrim pipeline. Chief Dwayne Perry said, "We are the Ramapough Lunaape Nation, descendants of the original people of Manhattan and the elders of this land. We consider the injustices at Standing Rock and those who profit from them as injustices to all people, just as we see the building of dangerous and unnecessary oil pipelines as a threat to all waters and lands.”
Less than 50 miles from New York City, Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp was born in October, 2016 in solidarity with Standing Rock to educate all people about the threatening fossil fuel Pilgrim pipeline that would carry 200,000 barrels of fracked North Dakota Bakken shale crude daily.
Like the Dakota Access Pipeline that now passes through the Missouri River, the Pilgrim Pipeline would pass through the Ramapo river basin aquifer system, and over two aqueducts that supply New York City, the Catskill Aqueduct and the Delaware Aqueduct and through the scared Ramapo Mountains.