Media contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.
DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife seeks
volunteers for tree planting in Wilmington
DOVER (Oct. 11, 2012) – The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Northern Delaware Wetland Rehabilitation Program is looking for volunteers to help with a tree planting project at the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge on the Wilmington Riverfront.
Volunteers will be planting from 9 a.m. to noon and/or from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Weekday volunteers are also needed from 9 a.m. to noon and/or from noon to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 to Friday, Oct. 26 and from Monday, Oct. 29th to Wednesday, Oct. 31. The group will meet at the DuPont Environmental Education Center at 1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington.
Planting will be done in a restored portion of the Refuge where previously dredged spoil has been landscaped into upland marsh islands. The Division’s Northern Delaware Wetland Rehabilitation Program will be planting 2.7 acres this year, with more than 1,000 plants of 30 different native species.
Volunteers for this project must be at least 16 years old. A good pair of waterproof work/hiking boots and leather work gloves are recommended.
Pre-registration with contact information is strongly encouraged in case a day’s activities are postponed due to inclement weather. For more information or to volunteer for this event, please contact Andrea Stewart at 302-836-2558 or Andrea.Stewart@state.de.us, or click on the NDWRP brochure.
For more information about the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge, visit http://www.riverfrontwilm.com/destinations/dupont-environmental-education-center/.
Vol. 42, No. 397