2019 Christina River Cleanup

Naamans Creek Watershed

Here are a few of the photos from the April 6th cleanup.  There were about 90 participants overall.  GotJunk picked up 2860 lbs. of trash and the County and scrappers picked up about another 400 lbs.  33 tires.  State Senator Cathy Cloutier and NCC Councilman John Cartier were at the Naamans site. Senator Tom Carper, Senator Chris Coons and Representative Lisa Rochester were at other sites along the Christina.  Community residents of Arden, Ardentown, Lancashire, Channin and around the Forwood Preserve were active in their neighborhoods.

Special thanks to Marianne Cinaglia for once again organizing and managing the Naamans Creek Watershed cleanup!

We also cleaned up up an area of Naamans Creek behind the Tri-State Mall.

Saving the earth. Back end of Tri-State Mall adjacent to Naamans Creek.
Naamans Creek near Tri-State Mall. Next time we’ll remember to take before photos. Looking much better.
New Castle County Councilman John Cartier, District 8 and cleanup crew.
Wilmington Christian Academy Students
Wilmington Christian Academy Students
Arden Volunteers
Arden Volunteers
Ardentown Volunteers
Arden Volunteers
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DEA National Prescription Drug Takeback Day

April 27th 2019 was Nation Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

For more details about Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, visit http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsp/hhdrugtakeback.html or call 302-744-4546, ext. 4.

There are also 21 Permanent Medicine Drop-off Locations across the state available year-round.  Six of Delaware’s permanent drop-off sites are in Walgreens pharmacies and the other 15 are located in local law enforcement agencies. 

For a list of permanent collection sites, visit https://www.helpisherede.com/Get-Help/Prescription-Drug-Drop-Box. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction in Delaware, call DHSS’ 24/7 Crisis Hotline to be connected to treatment and recovery options. In New Castle County, call 1-800-652-2929. Or in Kent and Sussex counties, call 1-800-345-6785. To search online for treatment and recovery services in Delaware or nearby states, visit HelpIsHereDE.com.

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NCC Administration Proposal to Dramatically Weaken Development Rules

Dear Neighbors,

As you’ve likely heard, the County Administration is proposing to dramatically weaken the development rules that protect us from crippling traffic congestion.

Shockingly, the County is proposing to create 2 new types of Districts — which can be declared in any number anywhere in the County —  in which

-ANY level of road congestion may potentially be approved

-ANY method may potentially be used to measure road congestion

-developer contributions to needed road improvements are SHARPLY REDUCED

public hearing has been scheduled for 7pm Tuesday April 2 in the Gilliam Building, 67 Reads Way, New Castle. 

This is our chance to have our voices heard.  Please come to show your opposition to this deeply flawed proposal. The implications for all County residents are profound. 

Thank you.

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2019 Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Award

Volunteer Delaware
The State Office of Volunteerism through Friday, April 5, 2019 is accepting nominations for the Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards. These awards recognize the important contributions that Delaware’s Youth volunteers, 17 years old and younger, make to their communities.

Award recipients will be honored on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at a special ceremony at Polytech Adult Education Conference Center.

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. Volunteer efforts must have been performed during 2018; though prior volunteer activity can also be highlighted to show long-term commitment. The nominated individuals and group members must be seventeen years old or younger.

Nominations must be delivered by Friday, April 5, 2019, to the Office of Volunteerism, Attn: Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards, c/o April Willey Williams State Service Center, 805 River Road, Dover, DE 19901 or emailed to dhss_VolunteerDelaware@state.de.us
Here is the link to the nomination form.

Turn Your Passion into Action! 
Visit us at https://volunteer.delaware.gov/

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Monthly Community Coffee

Hollywood Grill, 1811 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE  19803

Join New Castle County District 2 Councilwoman Dee Durham (dee.durham@newcastlede.gov) for conversation & discuss any issues of concern on the first Wednesday of each month

  • April 3, 2019           8:00AM – 9:30AM
  • May 1, 2019            8:00AM – 9:30AM

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DelDOT’s Public Workshop for the I-95 Viaduct Corridor Project WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th @ 4:00 pm

Public Workshop
Rehabilitation of I-95 from I-495 to North of Brandywine River Bridge

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) would like to invite residents from in and around Wilmington and all other interested parties to a Public Workshop to discuss the proposed rehabilitation of I-95 Viaduct Corridor Project from I-495 to North of Brandywine River Bridge.

The Public Workshop will be held at the Chase Center at the Riverfront (Governor’s Hall), 815 Justin Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

The purpose of the Public Workshop is to present details of the proposed rehabilitation and to solicit feedback from the public. Major construction impacts to I-95 are expected to begin March 2021 and be complete by June 2023.

Interested persons are invited to express their views either online or in writing, giving reasons for support or opposition to the project. Comments will be received during the Public Workshop or can be mailed to DelDOT Community Relations, P.O. Box 778, Dover, DE 19903 or emailed to dotpr@delaware.gov

View full public notice at: https://deldot.gov/About/publicevents/workshops/index.shtml?dc=workshop&id=12318
Please share this public workshop information with your neighbors, colleagues, constituents and employees.
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Community Meeting for INCYTE’s Proposed Expansion MONDAY, MARCH 25th @ 6 pm

INCYTE’s Redevelopment of 1701 & 1703 Augustine Cut Off

DATE: March 25, 2019
PLACE: Blue Ball Barn, Alapocas Run State Park
TIME: 6:00 pm

INCYTE is pleased to host a community meeting on March 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Blue Ball Barn at Alapocas Run State Park to discuss their redevelopment of 1701 & 1703 Augustine Cut Off, adjacent to their existing corporate campus (also known as New Castle County Tax Parcel Nos. 06‐143.00‐002, 06‐136.00‐126 and 06‐143.00‐010, formerly the Campanella Auto & Tire Center and the adjacent office complex).

The proposed redevelopment includes the construction of a new 183,000 square foot state of the art laboratory building and an associated 2‐story parking deck. The proposed site plan will include connectivity with Incyte’s existing campus, landscaping, stormwater management and a continuation of the 8‐foot multi‐use path along Augustine Cut Off. INCYTE and their design team are working with the New Castle County Department of Land Use regarding the design of the site and would like to share their proposed plan with the community.

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Creative Living Landscapes

The Gardeners Gild of the Arden Club with the Arden Forest Committee are presenting a lecture featuring Doug Tallamy, author of “Bringing Nature Home”.

The lecture entitled CREATING LIVING LANDSCAPES will be presented MONDAY, April 22nd, 2019 7:00 pm at the Arden Guild Hall 2126 The Highway, Arden DE 19810.

$10.00 suggested donation

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CCOBH Seminar with NCC Officials

CCOBH Seminar series

CCOBH is pleased to continue the agenda from our previous New Castle County Seminars. This seminar will be held Wednesday, March 6th, 6:00 PM-7:45 PM at the Claymont Library.

The details are still being finalized but topics will include:

  • using the New Castle County website (so bring your laptops, etc.)
  • stormwater
  • sewer construction
  • police and emergency services
  • county citizen boards
  • answers to your questions and concerns

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Annual Christina Watershed Cleanup

The 28th Annual Christina Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2019 (8:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

Naamans Creek Watershed Association (NCWA) has been coordinating its annual cleanup with that of the Christina Conservancy for the past 20 years.

The Naamans Creek volunteers will meet at the back end of F & N Shopping Center (near the Wells Fargo side). Volunteers are invited to meet for lunch at 11:30 AM.

The Naamans Creek contingent usually pulls out over 2 tons of trash each year from the stream and surroundings. This trash includes car tires (last year 42 tires were removed), shopping carts, wire, and wooden fencing. Most of the material is plastic bags and bottles, soda and beer cans and newspaper circulars. We clean about 16 different sites in our watershed. County Councilman John Cartier participated in the cleanup in 2018  1-800-GotJunk picks up our trash.

Flyers for your Organization to help promote the 2019 Cleanup

Please post on your community page.  The Naamans Creek Watershed Association would like input and assistance from residents so we clean as much of the area as we can. There are also quite a few tributaries of Naamans Creek that run through some parkland and some private property. If the main creek or a tributary of Naamans Creek (any small creek entering the Delaware River through Claymont, Perkins Run, or Stoney Run) flows through your neighborhood and has trash collections in it please notify Marianne Cinaglia at mcinaglia@aol.com. The Water Resource Authority puts Perkins Run and Stoney Run in the Naamans Creek Watershed.

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