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Native Trees for the Birds and the Bees and the Seas on June 20!

2019 Fall Newsletter – OUT NOW!

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We just published the 2019 Fall iteration of the Nanticoke Currents.

Click Here to see all of our previous newsletters, including the most recent one.

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New Rain Barrel Brochure!

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Head over to our new webpage about Rain Barrels to see the brochure and learn how you can install your own, or just read the brochure below! 

www.NanticokeRiver.org/Restoration/RainBarrels
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Download the Brochure Here
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Coastal Cleanup 2019 in Seaford

We held Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 21 in Seaford. Thirty-eight volunteers removed 211 pounds of trash, preventing these items from polluting Williams Pond and the Nanticoke River. Thanks to 4-H and Seaford High School Key Club for lending a hand, and to the City of Seaford for providing lunch and Soroptimist Park pavilion.

Want to help at a future clean up or other event? Join our mailing list to keep informed about our programs and events.

Cambridge Rain Garden Tour – October 23

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– Do you have issues with standing water on your property?

– Are there areas of your yard that are washing out?

– Do you want to learn how to be environmentally-friendly?

 

On Wednesday, October 23 at 5 pm, join the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance and our partners as we tour Cambridge on foot to show you all the river-friendly projects we are helping residents install on their property. Learn about all the projects we are doing around town and why the city is working hard to promote new stormwater management projects like these.

 

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Join the community of residents that are interested in making Cambridge a more healthy and vibrant river town! 

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We hope to see you there! 

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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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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.

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! 

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

 

Join the Nanticoke Creekwatchers Team!

UPDATE:

All available sites have been adopted. Thanks for your interest!

The NWA is seeking a couple of new Creekwatchers to join our team. We are looking for Creekwatchers to adopt a pair of sites on the Marshyhope Creek in/near Federalsburg and for Creekwatchers to adopt a site near Seaford and a site between Seaford and Georgetown. NWA provides equipment, training, and on-going support.

Please contact Beth Wasden to set up a training or for more information.