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2018 Second Annual Thanksgiving Heron Walk/Run

The Nanticoke River Watershed Conservancy Inc. is hosting their second iteration of the Thanksgiving Heron Walk/Run to benefit their organization and the Chapel Branch Trail, located in Seaford, DE. 


Proceeds from the funraiser will go to the maintenance of The Vince Morris Trail and Nanticoke Conservancy Initiative at Chapel Branch.


Registration begins at 8:00am; Race starts at 8:45am sharp! 


The first 10 registrants will receive a commemorative gift in honor of The Chapel Branch Trail. First come, first serve!

Every participant receives an official Chapel Branch Member Certificate.

Registration Fee: $20 (pre-register) $25 (Day of event)



Sign Up the day of or CLICK HERE to download the Pre-Registration form (due by November 1, 2018)












Workshop Registration Form


Day 1 | November 7 | Seaford High School


Topics: Watersheds and Wildlife

3:00 – Sign In and Introductions

3:15-4:00 – Guest Speaker  Mr. Paul Leingang, University of Delaware

  • How do watersheds effect the ocean. Paul will help explain the scale of our impacts on local waterways.

4:00-4:15– BREAK

4:15-5:00Animal Encounters  Bob Kreiter, Pemberton Historical Park

  • Meet some of the critters that live in our watershed! Get inspired and learn more about some of the wildlife  that live within our watershed.

Day 2 | November 10 | Trap Pond State Park


Topics: Project Wild: Aquatic 

9:30 – Trap Pond Orientation  Trap Pond State Park staff

9:45 – Walk-About  View exhibits and facilities at Baldcypress Nature Center

10:00 – Welcome  Claire Mickletz

10:05 – Migration Headache

10:35 – History of WILD  Walk through the guide

11:00 – Peer group formation prepare to present a 20 minute activity after lunch

Group 1- What’s in the Water

Group 2-Dragonfly Pond

Group 3- Water Works/Marsh Munchers

11:30 – LUNCH

12:15 – Explore the Park  Hike, bike, or pontoon tour

1:00-3:30 – Project Wild: Aquatic

3:00- Water Safari

3:30-3:45 – Wrap-up and Evaluation





Nanticoke Watershed Alliance finalizes Strategic Plan

The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance (NWA) has taken feedback from partners and stakeholders to help the organization better serve the needs of the community as the organization moves into the future.


The Board of Directors and NWA staff worked together to identify long-term objectives and the steps it would take to achieve goals. The strategic plan was created to act as a road map that will help guide the organization’s focus on certain projects to ensure that they are meeting the needs of their “Partners in Conversation,” along with all other community members in the Nanticoke River Watershed.


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Click Here for a downloadable version of the Strategic Plan