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Tree Planting event at Blackbird Creek Reserve postponed
Sat. Oct. 27 event will be rescheduled

(TOWNSEND – Oct. 26, 2012) – The volunteer tree planting event at the Blackbird Creek Reserve scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27 has been postponed due to the impending coastal storm.

“We are postponing our tree planting event because of the potential heavy rains and strong winds that could come with the storm,” said Kimberly Cole, Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve Manager. “The storm and possible flooding could damage newly planted trees in the Reserve. We appreciate the support of the many volunteers who planned to participate in tomorrow’s tree planting and will be contacting those who pre-registered when a new date is determined.


Vol. 42, No. 418

The Blackbird Creek Reserve and St. Jones Reserve are two components of the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR), a cooperative program between the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Delaware Coastal Programs and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration since 1993. As one of 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves protecting over 1.3 million acres of coastal and estuarine habitat across the country, the DNERR serves as a place-based living laboratory and classroom to support local coastal research and long-term monitoring while advancing estuary literacy and generating meaningful experiences for all kinds of people interested in learning about, protecting and restoring the Delaware’s estuarine and coastal areas. For more information, visit


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