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2019 Nanticoke Creekwatchers Training and Season Kick-off

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





We Need Your Help at Coastal Cleanup on September 15!

Rommel’s Hosting “Social Paddles” from August-October!

Looking to get out on the the water during the late summer and early autumn? Rommel Hearth and Outdoor will be hosting a series of “social paddles” on local waterways. Several paddles will be held on the Nanticoke and its tributaries, including Broad Creek and Barren Creek, and some paddles will include demonstrations or special topics. See the flyer for the full schedule. Note that you must provide your own kayak, paddle, whistle, and PFD and you should RSVP through the Rommel Hearth and Outdoor FB page or at the store.

Designer Ditch Workshops

Thanks for your interest in our Designer Ditch Workshops, which we held in August 2018.

Click Here to learn more about Designer Ditches! 




2018 Wade In Schedule

Please see the final Wade In schedule below.

The NWA’s Getting Seedy!

The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance and Spade and Trowel Garden Club invite you to get seedy with us! We’re looking for vegetable, herb, and flower seeds (no invasive plants, please). We’ll be gathering seeds throughout the winter and spring and will distribute all seeds at the 2018 Nanticoke Wade In, which will be held on June 9. You can drop off seeds at any of the events listed on the flyer below or can make arrangements with Seed Exchange Coordinator Mary Lynn.

Register for the 2018 Nanticoke Creekwatchers Training!

The 2018 Nanticoke Creekwatchers Training kicked off on Saturday, March 17. We have one site opening in Delaware–DECR2 (Deep Creek at Old Furnace Rd.). If you’d like to adopt it, please contact Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Beth Wasden.

Water Fun Coloring Page and Crossword Now Available!

Looking for something to entertain your family and friends?  Check out our Water Fun Coloring Page and Crossword, soon to be featured in local restaurants in Salisbury, MD.

Answer key available here.