Maurice Sampson is described by Clean Water Action as follows:
Maurice M. Sampson II has been a grass roots environmental activist dating back to the 70s. He fought to pass local ordinances requiring Environmental Impact Statements for all housing developments ( Cherry Hill NJ , 1971) saving 200 acres from suburban development, to oppose highway bond issues (1973),Tocks Island Dam on the upper Delaware (1972-73), floating nuclear power plants (1975), and to support creation of the New Jersey Pinelands preservation 1974-77. He founded the Youth Environmental Society (New Brunswick, NJ), a statewide youth environmental organization that network high school and college environmental organizations through a series of annual work shops and weekend leadership retreats. He is also a sustainable waste management expert with thirty years of experience as a environmental and recycling advocate, bureaucrat and entrepreneur as well as a volunteer Chair for the RecycleNOW Philadelphia Campaign.