Earth Day 2019 is Monday, April 22. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control offers a variety of activities and events around Earth Day.
Earth Day began in April of 1970, when Americans gathered together to raise awareness of pollution and the effects of pollution. Since then, Earth Day has served as a focal point for outdoor activities, volunteer efforts, and environmental education in Delaware and around the nation.
Below is a list of Earth Day activities involving DNREC in 2019.
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - White Clay Creek Clean-Up
Help keep the White Clay Creek clean.
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - Discovery Saturday – Seedling Planting
Join Reserve staff at the St. Jones Reserve in celebration of Earth Day to pot native plant seedlings!
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - Earth Day Hike – Lums Pond State Park
In celebration of the upcoming Earth Day, join us for a refreshing hike around the park.
Friday, April 19, 2019 - Full Moon Friday Hike – White Clay Creek State Park
Join our naturalist for an evening hike on a paved trail, and enjoy the moon’s journey in the sky.
Friday, April 19, 2019 - Full Moon Hike – Bellevue State Park
Take an hour-long nighttime hike through the park with a Naturalist under the light of the full moon!
Friday, April 19, 2019 - Full Moon Hike – Holts Landing State Park
Hike the Sea-Hawk Trail with a naturalist at night!
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - Habitat Restoration, Wilmington State Park
Join forces with the Friends of Wilmington Parks to remove invasive plant species and promote a healthier ecosystem in our parks.
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - Defend the Fort Trash Pick Up at Fort Dupont State Park
Fort DuPont is under siege by trash washing up on its shores!
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration
What can you do to help save species?
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - Down to Earth Hike – Cape Henlopen State Park
Celebrate Earth Day with a hike searching for early spring plants and animals.
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - Hike Through History – Auburn Heights Preserve
Come celebrate Earth Day on a free Hike Through History at Auburn Heights Preserve.
Monday, April 22, 2019 - Earth Day Coast-to-Coast Clean-Up – Delaware Seashore State Park
Help keep Delaware Seashore clean from coast to coast!
Monday, April 22, 2019 - Earth Day Project- Killens Pond State Park
Come out to Killens and give back this Earth Day.
Monday, April 22, 2019 - Walking Tour: If These Trees Could Talk
In celebration of Earth Day, travel around The Green and experience some natural history, tree identification, and hear some events to which these trees have borne witness.
Monday, April 22, 2019 - Earth Day Hike – Brandywine Creek State Park
The meadows will be blooming, birds will be chirping, and we will be basking in the beauty of the park!
Monday, April 22, 2019 - Earth Day Hike – Trap Pond State Park
Join a naturalist for a hike to celebrate Earth Day.
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - Wild About Whales at the DuPont Nature Center
Did you know that whale poop is beneficial in many marine environments?