New Castle County will host a series of events in partnership with local nonprofits to celebrate Earth Month.
"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."
The series kicked off with a tree planting at Rockwood Park carried out by second graders at Mount Pleasant Elementary
The calendar includes:
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
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
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
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.
Sunday, April 22
Earth Day Group Bike Ride at the New Castle County Middle Run Valley Natural Area
Meet at Jonathan Husband Trailhead in Paper Mill Park
1050 Paper Mill Rd Newark, DE
Organized by the Trail Spinners
Earth Day Hike at Rockwood Park and Museum
1 - 2 p.m.
4651 Washington Street Extension, North Wilmington