Wilmington, DE – New Castle County is recognizing Earth Month by collaborating with local non-profits to offer a variety of opportunities for residents to get outdoors to and enjoy the scenic beauty of the natural environment while contributing to efforts to keep parks and watershed clean.
“Every resident can contribute to a cleaner environment,” County Executive Matt Meyer said. “We encourage you to join that effort by participating in one of the many park and watershed cleanup events in our area, including in your own neighborhood park, and invite you to come along for guided trail rides and walks through some of our 247 beautiful County Parks.”
New Castle County kicked off Earth Month this week with a tree planting with Mount Pleasant Elementary second graders at Rockwood Park and the launch of the annual Great Schools, Clean Streams campaign, which raises awareness of the dangers of pouring household grease and oils down the drain and into the wastewater treatment system. Residents sign an online pledge at greatschoolscleanstreams.org to properly dispose of cooking grease and assigns their pledge to the local school of their choice for a chance to win their school cash awards for classroom materials and school projects.
Earth Month Calendar of Events
Saturday, April 14Christina River Watershed Cleanup at New Castle County’s Brookhaven Sheffield Manor Park
8 - 11 a.m.
Meet at the end of Green Ridge Road, Wilmington
Organized by the Christina Conservancy & Partnership for the Delaware Estuary
CLICK HERE to volunteer
Middle Run Valley Tree Planting9 a.m. - 12 NoonMiddle Run Valley Natural Area (Meet at field at the intersection of Polly Drummond and Smith Mill Roads.)Organized by the Delaware Nature Society
CLICK HERER to learn More & Sign Up
Saturday, April 21
Stream Stewards Spring Watershed Cleanup
10 a.m. - 12 NoonMeet at the Courtyard by Marriott located at 320 Rocky Run ParkwayOrganized by The Nature Conservancy
CLICK HERE to learn More and Register
Saturday, April 21 – Sunday, April 22
Earth Month Community County Park CleanupNew Castle County is enlisting residents and civic organizations to help clean up their community parks on April 21 and 22. CLICK HERE to register individuals and groups
Questions? Call the New Castle County Department of Special Services at (302) 395-5720.Sunday, April 22Earth Day Group Bike Ride at the New Castle County Middle Run Valley Natural Area9 a.m.Meet at Jonathan Husband Trailhead in Paper Mill Park 1050 Paper Mill Rd Newark, DEOrganized by the Trail Spinners
CLICK HERE to learn moreEarth Day Hike at Rockwood Park and Museum1 - 2 p.m.4651 Washington Street Extension, North WilmingtonCLICK HERE to Register
Contact: Jason Miller, Director of Communications, 302-545-1462