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2018 Nanticoke River Report Card

On June 20, 2019, the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance released the 2018 Nanticoke River Report Card. The 2018 season proved challenging, with very heavy rainfall throughout the Nanticoke River watershed. Overall, the River (Upper Nanticoke and Lower Nanticoke regions) dropped to a C+, while the Creeks (Delaware Headwaters, Broad Creek, Marshyhope Creek, and Lower Creeks) held steady with a B-. Fishing Bay also scored a D+, same as in 2017.

Thanks to our 2018 program partners: Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Envirocorp Labs Inc., Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative, Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, and University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Integration and Application Network. We’d also like to give a SUPER thanks to our Nanticoke Creekwatchers and private landowners who allow us to sample from their docks.

Read more about the season and what you can do to help improve the health of our river and creeks in the 2018 Nanticoke River Report Card. If you have questions or would like to become a Nanticoke Creekwatcher, contact Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Beth Wasden.

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Native Trees for the Birds and the Bees and the Seas on July 20

Register for “Bee-autiful Homes for Our Native Pollinators”

June 20 Nanticoke Wade In and Nanticoke River Report Card Release

Thanks for your interest in the Wade In, which we held on June 20. The 2018 Nanticoke River Report Card is now available at our website.

State of the Nanticoke

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Student Art Contest

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DEADLINE: July 22, 2019

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The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance presents

What are you doing in the Nanticoke River or the Chesapeake Bay Watershed?

Create an original work of art that shows how you use or impact the streams and rivers and your artwork could become street art near a storm drain in the Nanticoke River watershed!
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Official Drawing Space and Entry Form

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Official Contest Rules

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How To Enter:

  1. Download the Official Drawing Space and Entry Form
  2. Using the Official Drawing Space create an original piece of art that highlights pollution, water conservation, recreation or wildlife.
  3. Fill out the Official Entry Form on the back and mail your artwork to:
Nanticoke Watershed Alliance
PO Box 111
Vienna, MD 21869

 

 

Don’t forget to vote on our Facebook for the “People’s Choice” winner!

 

Photo of all of our prizes!

 

DEADLINE: July 22, 2019

 

 

Prizes: 

Don’t miss out on these awesome prizes! Start your artwork today!

 

First Place: Your artwork turned into street art and a season pass to all Delaware state parks

Second Place: Season Pass to all Delaware State Parks and a premium art kit 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention: Premium art kit

 

People’s Choice: DIY Cardboard Pinball Machine

 

 

 

*Prizes will be awarded by age group
**Art kits will be age and skill-level appropriate

 

Age Groups:

Elementary (K-5)

Secondary (6-8)

Advanced (9-12)

 

Please see the Official Rules for more information on judging. Artwork should answer the question: ‘Water’ the ways that you use and impact the Nanticoke River and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed? Think about pollution, water conservation, wildlife, and even recreation!

EcoPaddle on Broad Creek on June 22

Registration is now closed for the EcoPaddle.

Now Recruiting for 2019-20 Full Time AmeriCorps Member!

Position Description for Full-Time* AmeriCorps Member at the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance

2019-2020

 

The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance (NWA) works primarily in Sussex County, DE, and in Dorchester and Wicomico Counties in Maryland to conserve the natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the Nanticoke River watershed. Major programs at NWA are the Nanticoke Creekwatchers Volunteer Water Monitoring Program; environmental education (primarily working with seventh graders in Wicomico County); SAV monitoring on local waterways; outreach programs that focus on backyard conservation activities geared toward homeowners; recreational paddles and use of waterways; and trash clean-ups.

*NWA is willing to consider someone who wants to serve at the half-time level (900 hours).

AmeriCorps Member responsibilities with the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance will include:

  • Assisting with the Nanticoke Creekwatchers program (training volunteers, monitoring sites, assisting with sample collection and lab delivery and analysis)
  • Leading programs on field trips and assisting with stewardship activities at Wicomico County middle schools
  • Assisting with outreach programs, trash cleanups, and at outreach events in the community

Benefits available to AmeriCorps Member include:

  • Valuable experience
  • A bi-weekly stipend of $583
  • An education award of $6,095 for future educational expenses or repayment of student loans
  • Federal student loan forbearance while in service, with exemption from paying interest accrued during that time
  • 6 tuition-free credits at Salisbury University for completion of training course
  • Health insurance and child care reimbursement, if eligible
  • Access to AmeriCorps Alumni Network

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • Have a strong interest in serving the community
  • Be able to relate to diverse populations
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Able to provide copy of either high school diploma, GED, or college transcript
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Be available to attend the tuition-free, AmeriCorps class at Salisbury University bi-weekly during the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Must successfully pass a comprehensive Criminal History Check, which includes FBI fingerprinting
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or lawful permanent resident alien

 The member will begin on or after August 15th, 2019 and must complete 1700 hours by August 14th, 2020.

*NWA is willing to consider someone who wants to serve at the half-time level (900 hours).

This position is offered through a partnership with ShoreCorps, the AmeriCorps program at Salisbury University. It is contingent upon federal funding and approval of the AmeriCorps office.

To fill out an application, visit www.salisbury.edu/americorps and click on ‘Become a Member.’

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs, made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. Members commit their time to address critical community needs. Similar to the Military or the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps is another form of service to our country. The mission of AmeriCorps is to make our people safer, stronger and healthier; to strengthen our communities; and to Get Things Done for America. Our program, ShoreCorps, is one of hundreds of AmeriCorps programs nationwide. To learn more about AmeriCorps https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps

Salisbury University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment and educational opportunities for its faculty, staff and students. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. The University adheres to the EEO/AA policies set forth by federal and Maryland laws. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President of Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, Room 100 Holloway Hall, 1101 Camden Ave. Salisbury, MD 21801; Tel. 410-543-6426.

Register for Free Plants

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Are you interested in learning how you can use your landscaping to protect the environment?

Go here for a complete guide to designer ditches and how to install a rain garden!

Thanks for your support! 

2019 Rain Garden and Rain Barrel Workshop – Cambridge

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Don’t miss your chance to get a FREE rain barrel! 

REGISTER HERE!

 

Thanks for supporting the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance!