Most Recent Update 7/6/16

Court Decisions (read)

First time here? Read this first







 Winter Waterways . . . after blizzard Jonas in 2016.  See our pristine Swamp Creek in the following video.


5/8/16  Pennsylvania DEP visited New Hanover Township in March 2016  Read


2/5/16  February 4, 2016 Zoning Hearing Board Summary Read

1/21/16  Gibraltar Rock & Zoning Hearing Board update Read

1/21/16  Gibraltar Rock NPDES permit under review Read

9/7/15   The game called “Pass the Buck” Read more

June 8th Board of Supervisor’s Meeting. Read DETAILS

11/19/14   Penna. Environmental Hearing Board renders decision on Gibraltar Rock mining permit– 2014. Read article

11/11/14 Declaratory Judgment Action by Gibraltar Rock and Common Pleas Court Decision - 2014 - Read article

Upcoming Editorial Read


William Miller Obituary Read


Most Recent Newsletter Read


06/05/15 Current Events in NH Township Please read.


1/9/13 From the President's Pen Read


The Importance of Open Space Read Article


History of the Paradise Watchdogs of New Hanover Township Read more

About Us

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Contact Us

To fight the big business interest who owns the quarry land, we need your donations for our legal fund. To contribute, send your donation* to:

"The Paradise Watchdogs" P.O. Box Box 115
Frederick, PA 19435


Read the truth about the myth.

Bake Sales:  

The following is a list of our upcoming Saturday bake sales at Freed's Market, Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville:  July 16 and August 18, 2016(Approximately 9am - 1pm.
We expect to be selling perennial plants, shrubs, berry vines, etc. at the bake sales.  Raffle tickets will also be available.


Winner drawn!   Diane Garrison of Perkiomenville was the winner in the Afghan Raffle drawing in November 2015.  Many thanks to Bobbi Somerday for the beautiful handwork and donation to Ban-the-Quarry!



March Winners

First place winner - Annette ($500)

Second place - Martha ($250)

Third Place - Pat ($200


We will notify you when the drawing will be held.  Please make sure we have your phone number or email address. You may send your check for $100 to:

Ban the Quarry

P.O. Box 115

Frederick  PA  19435


Plant Sales:  During spring and fall we sell perennials, small trees, groundcovers, and some annuals at Freed’s Market, Gilbertsville, during our monthly Bake Sales.  Please let us know if you are searching for something in particular, we may be able to accommodate your wishes. 


South Hill Designs:  A local jewelry designer will help you create one-of-a-kind lockets for yourself or someone you love.  If you host a social, Ban-the-Quarry will receive a percentage of the sales.  Check out these unique, sophisticated lockets at this site:


Then let us know if you would like to invite friends and family to a social at your home, your church, or your business!  Please call if you are interested:  610-462-7172, ask for Dawna and mention Paradise Watchdogs.


Online Flea Market

Buy and sell items online. All proceeds go toward our legal fund. See the items here.



Archive of past Paradise Watchdog new

Archive of past DEP news

Archive of Past ZHB Meetings

How Much Longer?

Medical Advisory Board

Newspaper Articles

What is the DEP Plan?

Environmental Agencies

New Hanover Board of Supervisors

The Zoning Hearing Board

Videos of Quarry Blasting

Air Quality Report

Air Quality Press Release

Understanding the Issues

The Silvi Group
Owners of Gibraltar Rock

Maps and Pictures 

Air Quality

Water Quality

Increased Traffic

Noise Pollution

Blasting and Flyrock

This website was created to inform area residents of the issues surrounding the proposed quarry, asphalt plant, and concrete plant in New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, PA.  It contains information about the proposed quarry, the zoning hearing board process, and insights into how this multi-acre operation will affect your quality of life. 

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This site was last updated July 6, 2016.
Paradise Watch Dogs
P.O. Box 115
Frederick, PA  19435

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