Nov
29
2:00 pm14:00

Gardening Speakers Series, White Clay Creek National Wild & Scenic River

  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Delaware

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.

Oct
12
7:00 pm19:00

Catch the Rain Workshop

  • London Grove Township Building

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.

Learn more about Catch the Rain!

Download our workshop flyer here.

Sep
27
7:00 pm19:00

Catch the Rain Workshop

  • New Garden Township Building

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.

Sep
24
9:00 am09:00

Community Tree Planting

  • Franklin Preserve

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.

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Photo courtesy Richard Darke

Photo courtesy Richard Darke

May
21
9:00 am09:00

Birding Bioblitz

  • White Clay Creek State Park Nature Center

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.

 

May
7
12:00 pm12:00

White Clay Creek Fest

  • White Clay Creek State Park

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.

Apr
23
10:00 am10:00

Family Trout Release Day at the White Clay Creek Preserve

  • White Clay Creek Preserve Park Office
Baby brook trout (c) Stroud Water Research Center

Baby brook trout (c) Stroud Water Research Center

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 tmuenz@stroudcenter.org or 610-268-2153 (ext.301)

 

Nov
16
7:00 pm19:00

White Clay Watershed Association Annual Meeting

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

Jun
27
10:00 am10:00

Landenberg Junction Trail Dedication

Come celebrate with Friends of New Garden Trails the grand opening of their newest link in the White Clay Trail Loop! Learn about the history of the area and visit the native plant garden planted last Fall.