Join Newark Charter High School with Water is Life Kenya for their White Clay Creek clean up on Sunday, March 31st, noon – 2pm, involving invasive vine and litter removal in Newark at end of McKee’s lane in Newark, DE (behind car dealerships). Contact Benjamin Murphy for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Delaware Nature Society has managed the land at the 860-acre Middle Run Natural Area for over 15 years, and has coordinated a major reforestation project at the park since 1991. More than 55,000 trees have been planted, enhancing biodiversity, and improving the quality of the watershed.
But our job isn't done and we need your help!
Individuals, families, friends, scouts, and other groups interested in helping: bring your muscles and enthusiasm!
Volunteers dig holes, plant, cage, and water up to 600 trees.
We ask that volunteers bring shovels, gloves, and a water container (bucket or gal milk jug).
Volunteers should dress for the weather. We plant rain or shine.
Children are welcome but each child MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Light refreshments provided.
Planting will take place at the field at the intersection of Polly Drummond Hill Rd. and Smith Mill Rd. between the VCA Pike Creek Animal Hospital and Little's Garage. (This is not the typical entrance to the Middle Run Valley Natural Area!)
All meetings are open to the public. Join us and learn more about what we are doing in your community.
The White Clay Creek is one of only 208 American rivers to be included in the Wild and Scenic Rivers System, less than 1/4% of all American Rivers. Learn more about the Wild and Scenic River, and how landscape management and projects utilizing green infrastructure (plants) help improve the water quality of the White Clay Creek.
You are invited to learn to learn how to beautify your yard while keeping our waters clean through a new rebate program*. These projects help reduce flooding, recharge our wells, filter pollutants from oily roads, reduce summer heat, and keep our water clean. Your home’s value will increase as plantings mature. Be a pace-setter in your neighborhood, collect water for gardens and other outdoor uses, attract birds and butterflies, enjoy year-round native flowers, and be a part of the solution.
*to qualify for a rebate your property must be located with in the White Clay watershed.
Funding is available for White Clay homeowners to implement Catch the Rain practices on your property. You are invited to learn to learn how to beautify your yard while keeping our waters clean. These projects help reduce flooding, recharge our wells, filter pollutants from oily roads, reduce summer heat, and keep our water clean. Your home’s value will increase as plantings mature. Be a pace-setter in your neighborhood, collect water for gardens and other outdoor uses, attract birds and butterflies, enjoy year-round native flowers, and be a part of the solution.
Volunteer to plant trees on preserved land along the White Clay Creek.
Snacks and water will be provided. Tree plantings are a group and family-friendly activity that require no previous experience. Volunteers are asked to bring a shovel, gloves, and water bottle if possible and wear close-toed shoes. Extra tools and training will be provided by Brandywine Conservancy staff.
Please sign up below if you would like to be contacted about this volunteer opportunity.
White Clay Creek State Park will be hosting a birding bioblitz on May 21, 2016. Join naturalist, Gary Stolz, to learn birding basics and take a great hike along our trails to learn about local birds and their habits. $5 per person, $20 per family call 302-368-6900 to register or visit their website.
Creek Fest celebrates the many ways to enjoy and protect the White Clay Creek, a National Wild & Scenic River. We hope you will join Delaware State Parks, White Clay Wild and Scenic Program, Friends of White Clay Creek Park, United Water and other local organizations again in celebrating the eighth annual White Clay Creek Fest!
Enjoy live music, children’s activities, exhibits, vendors, educational hikes, good food and other live entertainment! The event is free, but White Clay Creek State Park Fees are in effect. $4 In State, $8 Out of State per vehicle.
Join Stroud Center’s science and education teams for a fun-filled morning along White Clay Creek looking at the fishes and insects that live there, with trout-related games and crafts. This event is FREE to the public, however if you’d like to release your very own baby brook trout, visit troutgrowontrees.org/adopt-a-trout for adoption opportunities.
Park at the main lot by the Park Office, events will take place near a small tributary across the road from the office. Click here for a map of the preserve.
For more information contact Tara Muenz, Assistant Education Director, at email@example.com or 610-268-2153 (ext.301)
Join us at Deerfield Country Club as we celebrate 50 years of progress! Landscape ecology specialist and newly published author of 'Planting in a Post-Wild World', Claudia West, MLA, Ecological Sales Manager at North Creek Nurseries will be the guest speaker of the night. Following the presentation there will be a book sale and signing. Doors open at 7:00. Talk begins at 7:30. Cost is free. Donations are welcome! Downloadable Flyer