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Christina River Watershed Cleanup

EDUCATION/OUTREACH

22nd annual Christina River Cleanup, April 6, 2013

Various cleanup sites throughout the Christina River Basin.

Volunteer to help clean the single most important natural resource in our region. Meet up at any of 13 cleanup sites throughout the Christina River Basin.  Register at the Christina River Watershed Cleanup website.

2013 Cleanup T-shirt Design Contest Winner: Daniel Cortes, an 11th grade student at Delcastle Technical High School.

The Christina River Watershed provides 75% of the public water supply for residents and businesses in New Castle County. A solid effort is needed annually to improve wildlife habitat and keep each of these waterways as free from debris as possible.

Since the Cleanup began in 1992, more than 330 tons of tires, appliances, household items, and uncountable pieces of plastic and styrofoam have been cleared from the Christina River, White Clay Creek, Red Clay Creek, and various other tributaries.  Upwards of 12,000 volunteers have found filling trash bags in Churchmans Marsh, White Clay Creek State Park, the City of Wilmington, and various other locations to be extremely rewarding.

2013 Cleanup T-shirt Design Contest Winner: Daniel Cortes, an 11th grade student at Delcastle Technical High School.


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