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Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival!Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival
At the DuPont Nature Center
Saturday, May 17, 2014       10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: The DuPont Nature Center
                   2992 Lighthouse Road
                   Milford, DE 19963

Event description: This annual event brings together children, families, community members and nature center visitors in celebration of the Mispillion Harbor and it's importance as a habitat for horseshoe crabs and migratory shorebirds. Children may participate in environmental eco-stations, birders can view this migratory phenomenon from the deck, and visitors can check out the wildlife and displays in the nature center! There is food and fun to be had by all!

Volunteers are needed to assist nature center staff with the following activities:

- Set up/Tear Down
- Volunteer/Information Table
- Parking/Traffic Control
- Nature Center Attendants
- Merchandise Sales
- Food Tent

Volunteer Flyer

Volunteer shifts include: Morning Shift (9:00am - 1:00pm) and Afternoon Shift (12:30 - 3:30 p.m.)

Age requirement: While this event is open to visitors of all ages, volunteers under the age of 18 must provide a parental consent form. Volunteers under the age of 16 must also be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: To volunteer for this event, contact Lynne Pusey at 302-735-3609 or


Piping Plover - photo by Joe PatsonPiping Plover Project Volunteer Orientation
Saturday, May 17, 2014         11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: The Biden Center at Cape Henlopen State Park
                   15099 Cape Henlopen Dr.
                    Lewes, DE 19958

Event description: Volunteers who want to learn more about Delaware's endangered piping plovers and other beachnesting birds are invited to a free orientation to find out how they can join DNREC's monitoring team. The session will begin with refreshments and a slideshow, followed by a discussion on the monitoring program. Weather permitting, the group will finish the session by visiting the Point at Cape Henlopen to look for piping plovers and other shorebirds. Park entrance fees will be waived for volunteers attending the training.

What to Bring: Birding scopes and binoculars will be provided, but volunteers are welcome to bring their own.

Contact: Pre-registration is encouraged. To register for this orientation, contact Matt Bailey at 302-382-4151 or


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