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Executive - Press Release

Posted on: April 13, 2018

Celebrate Earth Month by participating in parkland cleanup events and guided treks in county parks

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 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 14

Christina 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 Planting
9 a.m. - 12 Noon
Middle 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 Noon
Meet at the Courtyard by Marriott located at 320 Rocky Run Parkway
Organized by The Nature Conservancy 

CLICK HERE to learn More and Register


Saturday, April 21 – Sunday, April 22

Earth Month Community County Park Cleanup
New 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 22

Earth Day Group Bike Ride at the New Castle County Middle Run Valley Natural Area
9 a.m.
Meet at Jonathan Husband Trailhead in Paper Mill Park 
1050 Paper Mill Rd Newark, DE
Organized by the Trail Spinners

CLICK HERE to learn more

Earth Day Hike at Rockwood Park and Museum
1 - 2 p.m.
4651 Washington Street Extension, North Wilmington
CLICK HERE to Register


Contact: Jason Miller, Director of Communications, 302-545-1462

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