The Annual Christina River Watershed Cleanup previously scheduled for Saturday, April 4th has been postponed. DNREC will issue regular updates when available to keep you informed. We will be posting updates to our primary social media pages on Facebook and Twitter. As a reminder, please take a moment and read through everyday actions to help you remain healthy. For the latest information in Delaware, visit de.gov/coronavirus.
Volunteers should dress for the weather, wear long pants, brightly-colored shirts with long sleeves, boots or water resistant shoes, hat, heavy duty gloves, insect repellent, and sunscreen.
Naamans Creek Watershed Association (NCWA) has been coordinating its annual cleanup with that of the Christina Conservancy for over 20 years.
The Christina River Watershed Cleanup’s mission has always been the removal of man-made debris from within this beautiful watershed, while raising public awareness for pollution prevention. Since the Cleanup began in 1992, more than 360 tons of tires, appliances, household items, and other trash have been cleared from within the watershed.
You are invited to the Governor Printz Boulevard Corridor Study Visioning Workshop on Wednesday, January 29. The Workshop will be held at the Brandywine Hundred Fire Company (1006 Brandywine Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19809), with open house displays from 5-6 p.m., and a presentation with group discussion from 6-7:30 p.m. Your feedback will be critical to learn local preferences, needs, and concerns.
The Study will develop recommendations for Governor Printz Boulevard from the City of Wilmington border to Philadelphia Pike, and Philadelphia Pike through Claymont. The purpose of this Corridor Study is to improve mobility, safety, and travel choices while supporting sustainable economic development and enhanced neighborhood vitality. The Study will identify and assess the feasibility of multimodal transportation projects that will accommodate current and future transportation and land use needs, including roadway, transit, walking, and bicycle travel.
This Corridor Study will be conducted by WILMAPCO in partnership with New Castle County Land Use, DelDOT, DART First State, and Delaware Greenways. We encourage you to spread the word to others in your community. A flyer for the workshop is attached, or you may visit the project web site to learn more at www.wilmapco.org/governorprintz. In addition, a facebook event page is set up at www.facebook.com/events/295899131332221/.
Jester Park is a 31-acre open space located off Grubb Road, just south of the Naamans Road intersection.
New Castle County would like to give the residents the opportunity to review the Jester Park Concept Plan. The public meeting will take place on Thursday, January 16th 6:30pm at the Brandywine Hundred Library 1300 Foulk Road, Wilmington DE
These awards recognize the important contributions that Delaware’s Youth volunteers, 17 years old and younger, make to their communities. The awards honor young Delawareans volunteerism in the areas of arts and culture, community service, education, environment, health, human needs, public service and social justice/advocacy.
Here is a link to the 2020 Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards where you can find more information. This webpage also includes a link to open the Youth Nomination Form.
To improve safety in our homes, communities, and waterways, the Division of Public Health is coordinating with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Delawareans can discard their expired and unused medicines at more than 20 designated collection sites statewide. Identification is not required and no questions will be asked. Collection sites will accept prescription and over-the-counter pills, liquids, and cream medications, and even pet medications. No syringes or inhalers will be accepted.
Enter your zip code to find a location near you: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/SEARCH-NTBI/
“Delawareans in each county will have many options to locate a disposal site near them. We greatly appreciate the participation of each of these sites and their partnership in helping us promote safe prescription drug disposal,” said Dr. Karyl Rattay, director of Delaware’s Division of Public Health. “Offering this opportunity can help Delawareans avoid painful addictions, illegal substance use, and tragic overdoses, as well as protect our groundwater and aquatic life from contamination by substances that are often improperly flushed down drains and toilets.”
While National Prescription Take-Back Day happens only twice a year, it is important for Delaware residents to know that they can drop off their unused or expired prescription medications year-round at any of the state’s 21 designated drop-box locations. Visit https://www.helpisherede.com/Get-Help/Prescription-Drug-Drop-Box for a list of disposal sites in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties.
The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services and the Delaware Department of Education have partnered to develop the process by which young adults can receive recognition for volunteerism. Upon completion of 90 hours, the students can receive one elective credit on their high school transcript.
The active participation of young adults in volunteer activities is necessary to achieve a truly healthy community and to teach young people how to be contributing members of that community.
If your organization has any opportunities for young adults to volunteer please contact Tina Gray at the address below. This is an opportunity for your organization to recruit volunteers and the State Office of Volunteerism to help with the recruitment.
The office is looking to create a link on our webpage that would be specific to youth and would provide us with the ability to share information with school counselors and students. Please contact our office if you work with youth and are interested in promoting youth volunteerism. Together we can build a stronger community through volunteerism.
“The mission of the Division of State Service Centers is to provide convenient access to human services, assist vulnerable populations, support communities and promote volunteer service opportunities”.