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Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival!Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival
At the DuPont Nature Center
Saturday, May 16, 2015      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






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Volunteer shifts include: Morning (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) and afternoon (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 Dawn Webb Cox at 302-422-1329 or



Beachnesting Bird Program Volunteer Training 

Date: Sunday, May 17     11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Cape Henlopen State Park - Biden Center (Lewes)

Description: Interested in learning about birds that nest on Delaware beaches and how the State is working to protect them? Beachnesting Bird Program volunteers help to educate the beach-going public about beachnesting birds (especially piping plovers) and the importance of protecting nesting sites. Volunteers should be able to walk to monitoring stations on the beach, which can be as far as a 1/2-mile away from parking areas. This training will provide instruction for interacting with the public and answering questions about piping plovers and other beachnesting birds.  

Contact: Matthew Bailey at or 302-735-8677.



Beachnesting Bird Program - Fencing Project

Date: Wednesday, May 20     9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Cape Henlopen State Park - Herring Point Parking Lot (Lewes)

Description: The first piping plover nest at Gordon's Pond has been identified and the Beachnesting Bird Program is looking for volunteers to assist with setting up fencing around the nest site to close the area to pedestrians. This project involves walking in sand, digging holes and pounding posts into the sand, and tying string. 

What to Bring: Work gloves and water.  

Contact: Matthew Bailey at or 302-382-4151.


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