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Earth Day 2019

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.

Planting a Seedling

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - White Clay Creek Clean-Up

Help keep the White Clay Creek clean.

Time: 8:00 am
Place: White Clay Creek State Park

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!

Time: 9:00 am
Place: St. Jones Reserve

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.

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Lums Pond State Park

Join our naturalist for an evening hike on a paved trail, and enjoy the moon’s journey in the sky.

Time: 7:30 pm
Place: White Clay Creek State Park

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!

Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Bellevue State Park

Hike the Sea-Hawk Trail with a naturalist at night!

Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Holts Landing State Park

Join forces with the Friends of Wilmington Parks to remove invasive plant species and promote a healthier ecosystem in our parks.

Time: 9:00 am
Place: Wilmington State Park

Fort DuPont is under siege by trash washing up on its shores!

Time: 10:00 am
Place: Fort DuPont State Park

What can you do to help save species?

Time: 10:00 am
Place: Brandywine Zoo

Celebrate Earth Day with a hike searching for early spring plants and animals.

Time: 11:00 am
Place: Cape Henlopen State Park

Come celebrate Earth Day on a free Hike Through History at Auburn Heights Preserve.

Time: 11:00 am
Place: Auburn Heights Preserve

Help keep Delaware Seashore clean from coast to coast!

Time: 10:00 am
Place: Indian River Life-Saving Station

Come out to Killens and give back this Earth Day.

Time: 10:00 am
Place: Killens Pond State Park

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.

Time: 10:00 am
Place: First State Heritage Park

The meadows will be blooming, birds will be chirping, and we will be basking in the beauty of the park!

Time: 5:00 pm
Place: Brandywine Creek State Park

Join a naturalist for a hike to celebrate Earth Day.

Time: 5:00 pm
Place: Trap Pond State Park

Did you know that whale poop is beneficial in many marine environments?

Time: 11:00 am
Place: DuPont Nature Center

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