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Earth Day 2019

Written on: April 17th, 2019 in Blog Posts

Monday April 22 is Earth Day, and from now until the end of April, there are fun events and volunteer opportunities in our community. Check out these events – happening now thru the end of April – and get involved!

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.

DNREC Park Events

Find events at your local state park – such as, taking an Earth Day hike, or volunteer at an Earth Day Coastal Clean Up event – see the DNREC Earth Day 2019 calendar.

New Castle County


Wednesday, April 17th
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Come out and celebrate this Earth Day festival with us in Rodney Square! The festival will also feature native plant giveaways, tree climbing lessons, activities for kids, food trucks, as well as music from Jackie Greggs and We Kids Rock.

Brandywine Zoo

Saturday, April 20th
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

It’s an Earth Day party for the planet at the Brandywine Zoo! Come find out what YOU can do to help save species and how to make EVERY day Earth Day. Event is free with paid admission to the zoo.


Saturday, April 27th
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day by helping the City of Newark Parks & Recreation Department with litter removal and special park maintenance projects. Volunteers are essential in taking care of Newark’s parks, and for our department to continue to offer the programs and events the community has come to love. There will also be lots of information regarding summer and fall volunteer opportunities.


Saturday, April 27th
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Join Wilmington’s Community Clean Up Day! Residents, businesses, and leaders are coming together to clean up Wilmington’s public parks, vacant lots, streets, and sidewalks – to make it cleaner, safer, and more vibrant. Join the effort and make our city even better, together.

Kent County


Saturday, April 20th
8:00 a.m.

Kent County Parks and Recreation is looking for families, individuals, groups and volunteer organizations to help Kent County observe Earth Day 2019. Volunteers will be planting a limited amount of replacement trees, mulching trees, resurfacing trails and picking up litter generated from the adjacent shopping center to the Hunn Nature Park.


Monday, April 22nd
1:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

If These Trees Could Talk Walking Tour
Travel around The Green and experience some natural history, tree identification, and hear some events to which these trees have borne witness. Tours led by interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House, 43 The Green, on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes. See schedule for times.


Saturday, April 20th
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Jr. Rangers Celebrate Earth Day – New and returning children (7-11 years old) are invited to attend. Call to register – 302-653-9345 or email:

Sussex County

Rehoboth Beach

Monday, April 22nd
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Help keep Delaware Seashore clean from coast to coast! Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station for a staff-led beach clean-up, then travel to Savages Ditch to clean up debris found in the salt marsh. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details No pre-registration required Free

Fenwick Island

Saturday, April 20th
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a volunteer Earth Day clean up! This event also includes educational exhibitors and vendors along with raffles and door prizes.

Find more local events on Visit Delaware’s website and find more volunteer opportunities on Volunteer Delaware’s website.

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