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Earth Day 2018

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Written on: April 18th, 2018 in Blog Posts

Looking for ways to volunteer this Earth Day in your community?  Check out these events and get involved this weekend! 

Across the State

Sponsor a Highway 

Through the program sponsors fund our professional crews to remove the litter. In return, sponsors receive recognition through larger signage, which includes their full color logo, on major interstates. Sponsorships allow businesses to be recognized for their financial contribution to safer highways and a cleaner environment. 


Recycling is more than just a feel-good activity or a way to teach environmental stewardship in school. It has significantly reduced Delaware’s rate of trash disposal while extending the life of our landfills.

New Castle


Friday, April 20, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Learn about the value of trees, native plants, drinkable water, swimmable rivers, and alternative products from nearly 30 vendors offering green products, services and tips. Attractions include food trucks, children’s craft tables, raffles, live music and a live WJBR radio broadcast. The celebration will be held rain or shine.

 City of New Castle 

Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The City of New Castle has the Battery Park Beach Clean Up, this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.  The Sailing club provides bags, gloves and snacks.

Lums Pond

Lums Pond Family Spring Volunteer Day

Saturday, April 21, 2018
10:00 a.m.

Help get the boating equipment at Lums Pond ready for spring! Meet at Area 2, the Boat House. We’ll be cleaning boats and lifejackets and getting things ready for the spring season.


Earth Day Hike

Sunday, April 22, 2018 
11:00 a.m. 

Join us as we hike part of the Swamp Forest Trail to celebrate Earth Day! We will be on the lookout for spring blooms and wildlife!

Brandywine Zoo 

Saturday, April 21, 2018
10:00 a.m. 

Join a party for the planet. Learn what you can do to help save animal species. Learn about what you can do to make every day Earth Day during this special event. 




Friday, April 20, 2018
9:00 a.m.

Volunteer with us! Join Reserve staff at the St. Jones Reserve on April 21st in celebration of Earth Day to pot native plant seedlings. All ages are welcome.


Saturday, April 21, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

1415 Killens Pond Rd., Harrington 

Volunteer at Browns Branch County Park for Trail Surfacing & Tree Planting

Killens Pond

Killens Pond State Park – Mulch Madness

Sunday, April 22, 2018 
10:00 a.m.

Help beautify the Killens Pond State Park flowerbeds. Come out to Killens Pond this Earth Day weekend to help make our flowerbeds beautiful, by removing weeds and adding a fresh layer of mulch.

Earth Day Tree Planting Ceremony and Hike

Sunday, April 22, 2018 
10:00 a.m.

Spend the day with us at Killens Pond. Deepen your appreciation for the earth and everything it provides. A naturalist will lead a guided hike through the forest and participate in a tree planting ceremony at the nature center.


April 1 – April 22, 2018 

The town of Clayton is holding an Earth Day raffle that will continue until April 22nd.



Fenwick Island 

Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. 

Fenwick Island is hosting a volunteer clean up which will include educational exhibits, vendors, raffles and door prizes.

Trap Pond 

Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:00 a.m.

Help Trap Pond State Park clear invasive plants from park campgrounds. Meet at the Trap Pond State Park campground and help clear green-briar from the camping area.

Cape Henlopen 

Down to Earth Hike

Saturday, April 21, 2018
11:00 a.m. 

Celebrate Earth Day with a hike searching for early spring plants and animals. Meet at the Cape Henlopen Nature Center.  The hike is free, but there’s a limit of 20 participants.


For more events check out DNREC’s list.

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