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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.

Student Art Contest

2019 Grand Prize Winners!

Dylan Maine – Elementary School

Minaal Kwaja – Middle School

Dassi Shortridge-Pitzer – High School

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Other 2019 Winners:

Elementary School:

2nd Place – Tanner Lowe & Lorenzo Gagliardi
Third Place – Ele Kislal, Zander Kennedy, & Andrew Hitchens
People’s Choice – Dylan Maine

Middle School:

2nd Place – Aerianna Edwards
Third Place – Lizzy Anders
People’s Choice – Aerianna Edwards

High School:

2nd Place – Garrett Pescor
Third Place – Noelle Kim
People’s Choice – Shannon McShane

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The 2019 competition has ended. Thank you to all who participated.

Follow us on Facebook to get info about the 2020 “Water You Doing” Art Contest!






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DEADLINE: August 12, 2019

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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: August 12, 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.

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.

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! 

 

 

 

Ten Year Nanticoke River Report Card Now Available

On Saturday, June 9, the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance released the Ten Year Nanticoke River Report Card  at the 2018 Nanticoke Wade In. The print version of the report card is now available at the NWA office, or you can download a PDF version of the Ten Year Report Card today!

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.

You’re Invited to the Old Trinity Church Rain Garden Dedication on October 8!