Pop-Up Planting Project

Sorry for the last minute notification on this special project FOR THIS THURSDAY MORNING that just came to our attention. Please help spread the word.

Location:
Department of Community Services Special Events
Talley Day Park

Duties:
Calling all available volunteers (minimum age 18):

What and Where: Native plant installation at Talley-Day Park
When: Thursday, April 27, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon.
Why: This project will help control storm water run-off and keep the beautiful Shellpot Creek clean and healthy. The native plants also provide important habitat for beneficial insects, birds, and other animals.

This is the perfect project for corporate teams or other groups.

Sign-up at http://www.nccde.org/517/Volunteer-Opportunities

To sign up please call or email Susan Eggert ASAP (302) 395-5651 seggert@nccde.org

Be sure to wear clothes that can get dirty, work boots, bring gardening gloves. Wear a hat, sunscreen and bring water and a snack.

Qualifications:
A good pair of footwear that can handle mud and the ability to bend and plant small native perennials.
Directions:
From Route 202 (north of Wilmington) turn north east on Foulk Road (Route 261). Turn right on Wilson Road. Turn left into driveway at 823 Wilson Road. See white house down drive with a red barn to right of house. Project is in meadow/lawn to left. Ask for Bernadette.
Address:
823 Wilson Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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, April 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Delawareans can discard their expired and unused medicines at one of 33 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.

“We must view addiction as the chronic disease it is. We can all improve the safety of our homes and communities by properly disposing of unused medicines,” said DHSS Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker. “National studies show that almost two-thirds of people who misuse prescription drugs get them from friends and family, including by raiding medicine cabinets, purses, and drawers.”

21 PERMANENT COLLECTION SITES have also been established at Police Departments & Walgreens in Delaware

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CCOBH Presents Homeowner and Civic Associations:  The Basics 

MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the CLAYMONT LIBRARY

CCOBH is pleased to once again present, ”Homeowner and Civic Associations:  The Basics,” a repeat of its well-received initial seminar in a series of seminars for assistance to current or future board members of Civic Associations in Brandywine Hundred.

This seminar is intended to introduce newly installed Civic Association Board members to the legal and structural aspects of serving on a non-profit Board of Directors. This seminar, to be led by CCOBH President, Robert J. Valihura, Jr., Esquire, will cover the structures of Civic Associations and Homeowner Associations, the integration of Delaware law and a community’s controlling documents, the role of the Board of Directors, including fiduciary duties imposed on board members, reporting obligations and the limitation of personal liability of directors.

As a former State Representative and a current Adjunct Professor of Law teaching the Delaware Corporate law applicable to corporations and Civic Associations, Bob focuses his legal practice on representation of communities up and down the state concerning these types of structural Board issues.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what you need to know to more effectively and knowledgeably represent your community. CCOBH hopes to see you on MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Claymont Library.

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Christina River Watershed Cleanup – Sat. April 8th, 8AM-11PM

Its time for the annual Christina River Watershed Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 8AM-11PM.

The Naamans Creek contingent will meet at the F&N shopping center behind Sweeney’s Bakery at 8:00 AM. Lunch for volunteers will be served at 11:30 AM.

Contact your friends and community members and sign up at Christinarivercleanup.org. Here are some Christina River Watershed Cleanup flyers you can print out and get your community or group to come out and participate.

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2017 Governor’s Outstanding Youth Volunteer Awards

Nominations for the Governor’s Outstanding Youth Volunteer Service Awards are now being accepted by the State Office of Volunteerism. This is a wonderful way to recognize the impact Delaware’s youth volunteers, 17 years of age and younger, have on their communities through volunteerism. Award recipients will be honored at a special ceremony on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Polytech Adult Education Conference Center.

Individuals and groups volunteering in the following service categories will be chosen; Arts/Culture, Community Service, Education, Environment, Health and Special Needs, Human Needs, Public Safety, Social Justice/Advocacy. Nominees must have volunteered the hours during the 2016 school calendar years. (January 1st – December 31st)

Nomination packets must be delivered to the State Office of Volunteerism by Friday, April 7, 2017.

Questions? Email us at dhss_VolunteerDelaware@state.de.us

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CCOBH Presents Homeowner and Civic Associations: The Basics WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. CLAYMONT LIBRARY

Unfortunately, the Seminar scheduled for this evening has been cancelled! The meeting will be rescheduled as soon as we can find a new date. Sorry for the inconvenience.

The Council of Civic Organizations of Brandywine Hundred (CCOBH) Presents

Homeowner and Civic Associations:  The Basics

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the CLAYMONT LIBRARY

CCOBH is pleased to once again present, ”Homeowner and Civic Associations:  The Basics,” a repeat of its well-received initial seminar in a series of seminars for assistance to current or future board members of Civic Associations in Brandywine Hundred.

This seminar is intended to introduce newly installed Civic Association Board members to the legal and structural aspects of serving on a non-profit Board of Directors. This seminar, to be led by CCOBH President, Robert J. Valihura, Jr., Esquire, will cover the structures of Civic Associations and Homeowner Associations, the integration of Delaware law and a community’s controlling documents, the role of the Board of Directors, including fiduciary duties imposed on board members, reporting obligations and the limitation of personal liability of directors.

As a former State Representative and a current Adjunct Professor of Law teaching the Delaware Corporate law applicable to corporations and Civic Associations, Bob focuses his legal practice on representation of communities up and down the state concerning these types of structural Board issues.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what you need to know to more effectively and knowledgeably represent your community. CCOBH hopes to see you on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Claymont Library.

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Christina River Watershed Cleanup-Sat. Apr. 8th 8 AM-11 AM

Its time for the annual Christina River Watershed Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2017. The Naamans Creek contingent will meet at the F&N shopping center behind Sweeney’s Bakery at 8:00 AM. Lunch for volunteers will be served at 11:30 AM.

Contact your friends and community members and sign up at Christinarivercleanup.org.

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Recycling and Trash Issues Discussion-Thurs, Mar. 30th, 6:30PM

CCOBH is sponsoring a meeting dealing with recycling and trash issues on Thursday, March 30, 2017 6:30 PM at Springer Middle School.

The main program will be a Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) presentation beginning at 7:00 PM. Trash haulers may choose to participate to speak one-to-one with residents from 6:30 to 7:00 PM in the Lobby.

The program will also include a short presentation by Brandywine Conservancy.

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Open Space Council Public Workshop-Thurs., Feb. 23rd at 5:30 PM

You are invited to the Open Space Council Public Workshop scheduled for Thursday, February 23 at 5:30 PM at the Blue Bell Barn at Alpacas Run State Park to review the draft Open Space Plan.

For more information follow this link at DNREC.delaware.gov under “News”

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CCOBH – State of Delaware Agencies Departments Seminar Follow-up

Did you miss the CCOBH – State of Delaware Department Agencies Seminar on Monday January 9th? State agencies that were at this meeting were: DelDOT, DNREC, and Health and Social Services.

Here are some websites from which you can glean additional information about the three Departments that participated.

  • DelDOT.gov
    Quick Links to:
    Interactive Maps
    Traffic Cameras
    Traffic Conditions
    Restrictions/Closures
    Toll Rates
    Report a Road Condition
    ProjectsWTMC 1380AM Live Traffic Updates
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