Contact: Phil Miller, DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship, 302-739-9921
Drop by DNREC’s Delaware Watersheds tent at the Nanticoke
Riverfest July 13; learn about protecting our water and win a rain barrel
Dover (July 8, 2013) – DNREC invites you to visit the Delaware Watersheds tent at the Nanticoke Riverfest Saturday, July 13, in Seaford, with this year’s festival given the theme “Rollin’ on the Nanticoke.” Come, join in and explore everything the state’s waterways have to offer and learn how we can better protect the water that’s our most precious resource.
Stop by the Watersheds tent and enter the raffle for your chance to go home with a free rain barrel, a device that helps save water, money and the environment. If you’re the type who likes to “do it yourself,” there will also be a rain barrel building demonstration at 1 p.m. in the Watersheds tent.
Slowing down stormwater runoff is one of the easiest ways to help reduce nutrient and sediment pollution entering Delaware’s waterways, and this can be done right from the home. Reducing fertilizer use is another great way to help out. Visit the tent at 11 a.m. for a demonstration on how to test your soil at home and see if too much fertilizer is being used on your lawn.
This year, you’ll find many of the organizations and agencies working to protect the Nanticoke River and its tributaries under one tent. Take this opportunity to ask questions about water quality issues and learn simple solutions to the problems. You may even go home with a free rain barrel.
Discover Delaware State Parks Water Trails and learn more about the health of the Nanticoke River and its creeks, and what you can do to improve water quality. The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance will be launching its first Five-Year Report Card, which takes a look at data trends observed by the Nanticoke Creekwatchers Citizen Water Monitoring Program.
Stop by the tent to grab a copy of the report card and see other interesting exhibits including beautiful Backyard Habitats by the Delaware Nature Society, DNREC’s Wetlands Program, the Nanticoke River Watershed Conservancy, DelDOT, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service working to ensure that private lands are conserved, restored, and become more resilient to environmental challenges.
Vol. 43, No. 271