watershed awareness outreach

What’s Your Watershed IQ?

watershed signageDo you know that if you live in the White Clay watershed, all of the water that leaves your property eventually reaches the Wilmington Riverfront? The White Clay watershed is a 107 square mile area that extends across the Pennsylvania-Delaware border. It is a part of the larger Brandywine-Christina basin which ultimately drains out to the Delaware Bay.

This past summer, two local high school students and a University of Delaware student set out to ask a few general questions regarding our local waterways to pedestrians enjoying a beautiful day along the Wilmington Riverfront. Watch below to see how they responded. Challenge yourself and see if you can do any better!


How did you do?

A watershed is simply an area of land that drains to a body of water; so everything we do on land impacts our local waterways. While much of the water we see moves across the land as surface runoff, it’s also moving unseen underground, deep beneath our feet. Unlike townships, counties, and states, watersheds have no political boundaries, only geographical ones. This is beneficial in that it brings local residents together for a common and uniting cause, such as improving water quality. It can also be problematic if we don’t work collaboratively with our neighbors, both upstream and downstream, to collectively improve upon conditions that lead to polluted waters.

When you sit down this Thanksgiving weekend for your turkey dinner you are in a watershed. Remember - no matter where you live, work, or play, you are always in a watershed. Click here to learn your watershed address.

Come join us for an interpretive walk in Goddard Park, London Grove Township.

Join White Clay Wild and Scenic for a fun and interpretive hike throughout Goddard Park. Identify native plants, monitor stream health, search for animal tracks, and MORE! Learn how woodlands and meadows help clean and protect the water you drink. goddard parkGoddard Park was selected as the first location in a series of hikes we plan to offer throughout the watershed at various municipal parks, because of the trails, woodlands, meadows, and on site recreational and water resources that make it a wonderful family friendly place for an educational “walk in the park”.

Location: The Park is located on the West side of Wickerton Road (Route 841) and stretches from the intersection of State Road down to the intersection of East & West Avondale Road. Please meet at the parking lot closest to State Road (near the doggy park/playground area).

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013 POSTPONED DUE TO HEAVY RAIN AND POOR TRAIL CONDITIONS!!! Rescheduled for Saturday, August 10, 2013

Time: 9 a.m.

Downloadable Flyer (Please note flyer has original date and time!)

Hike is limited to 25 people.  If you have any additional questions please contact Shane Morgan at mpc@whiteclay.org. Registration required. Please register below.