Newark, DE- White Clay Wild and Scenic Program in partnership with Delaware State Parks, United Water, Friends of the White Clay Creek Park, and other local organizations are pleased to announce the sixth annual White Clay Creek Fest scheduled for May 3 (rain date: May 4th) from 12 to 4 p.m. at Carpenter Recreation Area, White Clay Creek State Park, just minutes away from UD north campus. Creek Fest celebrates the many ways to enjoy and protect the White Clay Creek, a National Wild and Scenic River.
Visitors are encouraged to come early for a 10:15 a.m. pre-Fest hike lead by the Pennsylvania Friends of White Clay Creek Preserve. Hikers will trek down to the main stem of the White Clay and have the opportunity to look for and learn about stream life with a Stroud Water Research Center Educator, so wear old sneakers or bring a pair of boots along. There will be a shuttle available to take hikers back up to Creek Fest, or you can hike back up with a guide.
Visitors of all ages will enjoy live music by Almost Fab and be amazed at the power and precision of the Free-Flight Bird Encounter by Animal Behavior and Conservation Connections. Falafels from Newark’s Home Grown Café, pizza from Wood Fired Pizza, finger foods from Midnight Munchies Food Truck, and ice cream by UDairy Creamery are sure to satisfy. Local artists, including jewelry makers and writers, will be present selling their goods, and rain barrels will be available for purchase from Camels Hump Rain Barrels. Creek Fest has fun and educational activities for children of all ages, including an opportunity to start your very own Watershed Passport! Fly tying, gardening tips, environmental discussions and much more are part of this exciting day!
This is a free event; however, park entrance fees are in effect. More information about White Clay Creek State Park is available by calling the Chambers House Nature Center at (302) 368-6560, the White Clay Creek Park Office at (302) 368-6900, or by visiting destateparks.com.