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October Volunteer Opportunities




Peterson Refuge - Out With Invasives 2!DuPont Environmental Education Center - Peterson Refuge
A Division of Fish & Wildlife Partner Project
Saturday, October 26     9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Location: Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge on the Wilmington Riverfront           
                   1400 Delmarva Lane
                   *Meet at the DuPont Environmental Education Center
HERE for directions

Project Description: The Christina Conservancy and partners are seeking volunteers to participate in an invasive plants removal event at the Peterson Marsh on the Christina River. This area along the Christina is plagued with non-native, rapidly spreading pest plants like Asian bittersweet, Japanese honeysuckle, and Phragmites which cause serious ecological harm at the expense of native species. Participants will focus on cutting or removing invasive plants and will work in small crews with an experienced leader.

This event is co-sponsored by: DNREC's Division of Fish & Wildlife - Northern Delaware Wetland Rehabilitation Program with partners:

Gloves, some hand tools, trash bags and water will be provided.

What to Bring/Wear: Work/garden gloves, Hand clippers, branch loppers, and small hand saws (if available). Waterproof boots or "mud sneakers" are a must.

Age Requirement: Volunteers for this project must be at least 14 years old. Those under the age of18 must provide a parental consent form. An adult must accompany volunteers under the age of 16.

Contact: For more information or to volunteer for this event, contact Lorraine Fleming at 302-656-6232 or



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