2022 Delaware Coastal Cleanup

Sign up now to help with 2022 Coastal Cleanup

Staff Writer Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is seeking volunteers to help with the 35th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. The cleanup will take place at 41 sites statewide on that Saturday. Volunteers may now register to participate at de.gov/coastalcleanup. The cleanup is a popular event for families and groups who want to help …

Public property along Brandywine Creek Trail

Property near Brandywine Creek trail turns public

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Rockland property that served as an entryway to the northern Delaware trail system along the Brandywine Creek has become public land. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control joined forces with the Woodlawn Trustees to buy the private property along Rockland Falls Road. It has been preserved through the Delaware Open Space Program, which means it can’t …

Earth Day celebrations offer new rain garden, salt marsh tour, more

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

    The Aquatic Resources Education Center on Saturday will host one-hour ‘Marsh Madness’ tours highlighting the tidal salt marsh to mark Earth Day. Photo courtesy of DNREC.   Delaware organizations are offering a variety of ways to celebrate Earth Day Friday and Saturday. New Castle County is inviting residents to participate in the installation Friday — which is Earth …

Lewes’ living shoreline uses natural materials to protect coast

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Imagine you just purchased a waterfront property and you’re worried about the effect of erosion on your shoreline. What do you do? Install bulkheads, perhaps? Maybe riprap or stone revetments?  It turns out there’s a better method – one that naturally protects shorelines from erosion while fostering habitat development for native species.  They’re called “living shorelines,” and numerous projects across …