Naamans Creek Watershed Association Cleanup – Saturday April 2nd, 2022

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The Naamans Creek Watershed Association (NCWA) will be working with the Christina River Cleanup group again this year to sponsor the cleanup in the Naamans Creek Watershed – including cleaning out water retention and detention basins that feed into the creeks.

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The date for the 2022 Cleanup is Saturday, April 2nd.

Sign ups for the cleanup will open February 16 on

Bags and gloves will be available beginning at 8:30 AM at the rear of the F&N Shopping center near the creek.  We are returning to tee shirts as rewards to participants again this year.

Naamans Creek Meeting Place: East end of F & N Shopping Center (near Wells Fargo).

Lunch is at 11:30 AM

Directions: Take I-95 or Route 141 to Route 202 North. Follow 202 and turn onto Route 92 / Naamans Road. Cross Grubb Road and then Foulk Road. Turn right into shopping center.

Sponsored by the Christina River Basin Cleanup, the Claymont Fire Company, and NCWA.

Thanks to everyone who is able to lend a hand. Your volunteering efforts are much appreciated!

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NCC2050 Comprehensive Plan Updates

Below is some information on the NCC@2025 Comprehensive Plan updates and the Planning Process

Please visit the website ( to stay up-to-date on progress and continue learning more about the plan as we near the end of the planning process. In the coming months, you’ll have the opportunity to:

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2021 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards

We are so proud to recognize Delaware  volunteers for outstanding service to our communities. Some of the most outstanding achievements are made through the efforts of unsung heroes and we are honored to show recognition of good work. Nominate someone today. Deadline to Nominate a Superhero is September 27, 2021.

Nominations for the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Award are now being accepted. The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award honors the true spirit of volunteerism by recognizing individuals, groups and businesses that make a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service. Nominate an outstanding volunteer who has demonstrated volunteer commitment to meeting Delaware’s most pressing human and/or environmental community needs.

Go this link to see more information and fill out the nomination form.

Thank you for helping someone shine!

Volunteer Delaware
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Harvey Mill Park Walk Through-Sat. Sept 18th

On Saturday September 18th at 10 AM there will be a fall NCWA (Naamans Creek Watershed Association) walk along Naamans Creek in Harvey Mill Park. Please meet at the downstream bridge in the park. Closest street intersection is Inwood and Rosewood.

Please spread the word, especially to folks in Wynnwood and Lancashire.

We will be looking at/for the “goodies”and the invasives – also the 10 trees planted in the spring.

Meet at downstream bridge. Wear gloves and bring a collection bag.

Our leader is Will Ryan.  

Will holds a PhD in Entomology and Wildlife Ecology and an MS in Physical Geography with a focus on ecohydrology. He has designed and managed numerous ecological restoration projects, focusing on woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. He has extensive experience drafting baseline documentation reports and land management plans for non-profit organizations and conservation landowners with a focus on solutions to the challenges of invasive species control, rare plant conservation and the management of multiple target species. See you there!

Marianne Cinaglia
Naamans Creek Watershed Association

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Community Trees Online Seminar

Registration is now open for web-based seminars (Community Forestry Institute) in October by the Penn State Extension which highlights planning and management of public trees. This may be of interest to our suburban communities.

Here is the link for more information.

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Naamans Creek Watershed Cleanup 2021 Review

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The Naamans Creek Watershed Cleanup 2021 took place from April 18th to April 24th. As of May 14th, 2021 here are the results of the Naamans Creek Watershed cleanup. Disposed of by Got Junk = 1450 lbsDisposed of by collectors … Continue reading

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Naamans Creek Watershed Association Earthday Cleanup April 18-24, 2021

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The Annual Christina River Watershed Cleanup will be a little different this year.

The Naamans Creek Watershed Association (NCWA) is coordinating with the Christina River Watershed Cleanup for April Cleanup dates.

The Cleanup will run from Sunday, April 18 to noon on Saturday, April 24. Here is a flyer you can distribute.

NCWA has posted a list of spots to clean – Participants have the freedom to choose a day and time that is best suited for themselves and their family. Everyone will have to supply their own trash bags and gloves.

Here is the link to see a list of locations and sign up.

  • If you can, take bagged trash home in bags.  If so, please note (on this signup or email) how many full bags you take!
  • Trash you cannot take home or large items, can be dropped off at the Claymont Fire Company on Naaman’s Rd (nos. 1-20, 21).  Enter the lot from the Naamans Road entrance NOT the Marsh Road entrance, and go to marked location in the back (try to keep the trash in one pile). 
  • Or trash can go to Tri-State Mall (nos21-30) – dropped off at the bottom of the lower parking lot behind Levitz, near the wooded area fence.

Sponsored by the Christina River Basin Cleanup, the Claymont Fire Company, and NCWA.

Thanks to everyone who is able to lend a hand. Your volunteering efforts are much appreciated!

Thanks to: GOT JUNK for providing trash pickup.

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Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics at Nemours

At the request of the State of Delaware, Nemours is providing COVID-19 vaccinations to our community. We hold our vaccination clinics at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (N/AIDHC) by invitation and appointment only. We do not operate walk-up or drive-in mass vaccination events.

We are asking our associates for assistance with identifying anyone you know who is aDelaware resident age 65 or older and is interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at N/AIDHC. Eligible individuals MUST live in Delaware and MUST be age 65 or older. While we are especially interested in reaching vulnerable or at-risk seniors, we hope to be able to vaccinate anyone meeting these eligibility criteria.


·         Eligible individuals should complete the survey using the link below, or have someone complete the survey on his/her behalf.

·         Once the survey closes, we will email a scheduling link to everyone on the registration list. 

·         Scheduling is on a first-come, first-served basis. Completing the survey does not guarantee someone an appointment.

·         Anyone who does not secure an appointment will have their name placed on a will-call list and be contacted when additional appointments become available.


Please be mindful that demand for the vaccine remains higher than the available supply, therefore we have a limited number of appointments available. We ask that you do not publicly share the survey link via social media or with large groups. 


Please use this Nemours Community COVID Clinic Registration Link

Questions? Contact

Thank you for your assistance protecting our community from COVID-19.

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CCOBH and the Naamans Creek Watershed Association (NCWA) are pleased to announce their first educational Zoom Webinar:  

“DE State and NCC Regulations Impacting Development of the Former Claymont Steel Mill Industrial Site.”

Please join us to learn from the experts how State and New Castle County regulations guide redevelopers for repurposing this important industrial site.

March 29, 2021 (Monday)
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

Presenters at the Webinar are:

  • Marianne Cinaglia, Executive Director of the NCWA
  • Gene Castellano, Local Historian
  • Richard E. Hall, General Manager, NCC Dept of Land Use
  • Shawn M. Garvin, DNREC Secretary


  • Introduction to the Claymont Steel Mill Industrial Site and its History.
  • County & State Regulations affecting the development of the Site.
  • Q&A Session – Your questions will be answered by the Presenters.

Registration in advance is required. Attendance is limited to 100 participants; therefore we encourage you to register now. To register for this webinar  click here
If you prefer, alternatively you can click on this link to register.   

After registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link for joining the webinar.  

We hope you can join us!  

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NCC@2050 Comprehensive Plan

NCC@2050 will replace the New Castle County 2012 Comprehensive Plan update. The 2012 Comprehensive Plan is the current comprehensive development plan, required by the State, serving to guide development and decision-making associated with our community’s built and natural environment. 

See more detail at

The County wants to increase the input by county residents.  The County would like local civic associations to make their residents aware of the surveys. Residents can choose between a survey that takes 5-10 minutes or a more comprehensive one that takes 10-20 minutes.

Here are the direct links to the two surveys: 

  1. Growing Better Places: New Castle County: This survey is an exercise that will allow you to consider of the benefits and trade-offs of different land use policy decisions.  There are many different approaches that the community could take to guiding expected growth over the next 30+ years. The following exercise includes hypothetical questions, based on real data, that will help us all understand the implications of different amounts and patterns of growth in New Castle County into 2050.  This survey should take around 15-20 minutes. ( )
  2.  NCC@2050 Survey 2-key directions: The following survey is a brief survey intended to help prioritize and confirm what we’ve heard thus far as well as provide the opportunity to provide additional input.  This survey should take around 5-10 minutes. (

Please feel free to share the surveys with your friends, neighbors, and social media networks.  Kindest regards,

New Castle County Department of Land Use  

87 Reads Way New Castle, DE 19720

(302) 395-5400


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