WILMINGTON TRAIL CLUB

Hiking and Volunteer Events Upcoming White Clay Creek Area

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Welcome:

Below is a list of events at or near area parks, that will be led by the Wilmington Trail Club (www.wilmingtontrailclub.org) volunteers, within the next 3 months.  You are very welcome to join these hike & volunteer events.  Please read the description to determine if you are capable of doing a hike.  If you have questions or for more information about a hike contact: Gary Kirk [ or (302) 366-0464].  Parks included in this list are:

Curtis Mill City Park
Middle Run Valley County Natural Area
Newark City Reservoir
Paper Mill County Park
White Clay Creek State Park – Carpenter Rec Area
White Clay Creek State Park – Chambers Rock Road
White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate
White Clay Creek State Park – Nature Center
White Clay Creek State Park – Nazarene Church
White Clay Creek State Park – Nine Foot Road
White Clay Creek State Park – Park Office
White Clay Creek State Park – Possum Hill
White Clay Creek State Park – Wedgewood Road
White Clay Creek Preserve – Arc Corner
White Clay Creek Preserve – Big Elk Creek
White Clay Creek Preserve – Lot 1 (London Tract Rd)
White Clay Creek Preserve – Lot 2 (Sharpless Bridge)
White Clay Creek Preserve – Lot 3 (New Peltier Rd)
White Clay Creek Preserve – Park Office
White Clay Creek Preserve – Springlawn

01/20/2021  8:30am - 11:30am    Judge Morris   (7-8 mi)

This is a COVID-19 compliant hike so only 10 hikers (including the leader) will be able to attend.  Please bring your mask, hand sanitizer, a pen to sign the hike release form, and a snack to eat while we’re hiking.  There will be no lunch stop.

Please RSVP no earlier than January 14 by email to Joan Burke at .

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

01/21/2021  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-native invasive plant removal at Judge Morris Estate   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

01/24/2021  10:00am - 12:00pm    Paper Mill County Park   (5+ mi)

Please park and meet in the area between the Tennis courts and Soccer fields, near the 2 port-a-pots.

This hike is limited to 10 hikers including the leader.  So 9 hikers may RSVP to the leader by e-mail or phone in order to attend.

You may RSVP no more than 6 days prior to this hike starting Jan. 18. You must bring a face mask and adhere to the social distancing rules:

Hand sanitiser is recommended and bring your own pen to sign in with. If you RSVP and secure a spot and find you cannot attend,

please e-mail or call the hike leader  ASAP so that another hiker can fill your spot. Thank you!

Paper Mill County Park     |     597 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.736257, -75.724806

01/26/2021  8:30am - 11:00am    Possum Hill   (5-7 mi)

This is a COVID-19 compliant hike so only 10 hikers (including the leader) will be able to attend.  Please bring your mask, hand sanitizer, a pen to sign the hike release form, and a snack to eat while we’re hiking.  There will be no lunch stop.

Please RSVP no earlier than January 20, 2021 by email to the leader.

Tuesday hikes are at a brisk average pace of 3.0 to 3.1.

White Clay Creek State Park – Possum Hill     |     449 Smiths Mill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.727707, -75.729711

01/27/2021  8:30am - 11:45am    Pleasant Hill Trails Loop   (8 mi)

Explore a new part of our most popular park!  No significant water crossings, but a little winter bushwhacking.

This is a COVID-19 compliant hike so only 10 hikers (including the leader) will be able to attend.  Please bring your mask, hand sanitizer, a pen to sign the hike release form, and a snack to eat while we’re hiking.  There will be no lunch stop.

Please RSVP no earlier than January 21 by email to the Leader.

White Clay Creek State Park – Possum Hill     |     449 Smiths Mill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.727707, -75.729711

01/27/2021  8:30am - 11:30am    WCC - Chambers Rock Road   (7-8 mi)

This is a COVID-19 compliant hike so only 10 hikers (including the leader) will be able to attend.  Please bring your mask, hand sanitizer, a pen to sign the hike release form, and a snack to eat while we’re hiking.  There will be no lunch stop.

Please RSVP no earlier than January 21 by email to the LEADER.

White Clay Creek State Park – Chambers Rock Road     |     873 Chambers Rock Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.732778, -75.760815

01/28/2021  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-native invasive plant removal at Judge Morris Estate   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

01/30/2021  8:30am - 11:45am    Pleasant Hill Trails Loop   (8 mi)

Explore a new part of our most popular park!  No significant water crossings, but a little winter bushwhacking.

This is a COVID-19 compliant hike so only 10 hikers (including the leader) will be able to attend.  Please bring your mask, hand sanitizer, a pen to sign the hike release form, and a snack to eat while we’re hiking.  There will be no lunch stop.

Please RSVP no earlier than January 24 by email to the Leader.

White Clay Creek State Park – Possum Hill     |     449 Smiths Mill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.727707, -75.729711

01/31/2021  10:00am - 12:00pm    Curtis Mill, City Park   (5 mi)

 

This hike is limited to 10 hikers including the leader. So 9 hikers may RSVP no sooner than Jan. 25 in order to attend.

You must bring a face mask, adhere to social distancing rules, bring your own pen to sign in with. Hand sanitiser is recommended.

If you RSVP and secure a spot and find you can not attend, please e-mail or call the hike leader  ASAP

so that another hiker can fill your spot. Thank you.

Curtis Mill City Park     |     297 Paper Mill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.691032, -75.749731

02/04/2021  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-native invasive plant removal at Judge Morris Estate   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

02/06/2021  10:00am - 12:00pm    WCCSP - Nine Foot Road   (4-5 mi)

This is a COVID-19 compliant hike so only 10 hikers (including the leader) will be able to attend.  Please bring your mask, hand sanitizer, a pen to sign the hike release form, and a snack to eat while we’re hiking.  Please contact the leader to sign up for the hike no earlier than Sunday, January 31.

White Clay Creek State Park – Nine Foot Road     |     400 Thompson Station Rd,, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.725095, -75.743412

02/11/2021  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-native invasive plant removal at Judge Morris Estate   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

02/18/2021  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-native invasive plant removal at Judge Morris Estate   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

02/20/2021  10:00am - 12:00pm    WCCSP - Nature Center   (5 mi)

This is a COVID-19 compliant hike so only 10 hikers (including the leader) will be able to attend.  Please bring your mask, hand sanitizer, a pen to sign the hike release form, and a snack to eat while we’re hiking.  Please contact the leader to sign up for the hike no earlier than Sunday, February 14.

White Clay Creek State Park – Nature Center     |     1475 Creek Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.726999, -75.767097

02/25/2021  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-native invasive plant removal at Judge Morris Estate   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

03/04/2021  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-native invasive plant removal at Judge Morris Estate   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

03/11/2021  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-native invasive plant removal at Judge Morris Estate   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

03/18/2021  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-native invasive plant removal at Judge Morris Estate   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

03/21/2021  1:00pm - 3:00pm    WCCSP, Nature Center   (6 mi)

Enjoy a pleasant afternoon hike and don’t forget to layer up for the varied weather of March.

Email Leader to sign up no earlier than Monday, 3/15/20210, 6 days prior to the hike. The leader will reply to your requested sign-up. The first 9 members to RSVP the leader via email will be confirmed to join the hike.

This is a COVID-19 compliant hike so only 10 hikers (including the leader) will be able to attend.  Do not show up for this hike without preregistering. This hike will follow the WTC Covid-19 guidelines. Please have your mask, maintain social distancing, and bring sanitizer, your own pen to sign the hike release form, water and a snack to eat while we’re hiking (if desired).

White Clay Creek State Park – Nature Center     |     1475 Creek Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.726999, -75.767097

03/25/2021  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-native invasive plant removal at Judge Morris Estate   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

03/28/2021  9:30am - 11:30am    White Clay Creek State Park, Possum Hill   (5 mi)

Come out for a Sunday hike and don’t forget to layer up for the variable weather in March.

Email Leader to sign up no earlier than Monday, 3/22/2021, 6 days prior to the hike. The leader will reply to your requested sign-up. The first 9 members to RSVP the leader via email will be confirmed to join the hike.

This is a COVID-19 compliant hike so only 10 hikers (including the leader) will be able to attend.  Do not show up for this hike without preregistering. This hike will follow the WTC Covid-19 guidelines. Please have your mask, maintain social distancing, and bring sanitizer, your own pen to sign the hike release form, water and a snack to eat while we’re hiking (if desired).

White Clay Creek State Park – Possum Hill     |     449 Smiths Mill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.727707, -75.729711

04/01/2021  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-native invasive plant removal at Judge Morris Estate   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

04/04/2021  9:30am - 11:30am       (5 mi)

Happy Easter.

This hike is limited to 10 hikers including the leader.

You may RSVP by e-mail or phone no more than 6 days prior to the hike starting March 29

You must bring a face mask and adhere to social distancing rules.

Hand sanitiser is recommended and bring your own pen to sign in with.

If you RSVP and secure a spot on the hike, and find you cannot attend, please e-mail the leader ASAP

so that another hiker can fill your spot.

Thank you.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

04/08/2021  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-native invasive plant removal at Judge Morris Estate   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

04/15/2021  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-native invasive plant removal at Judge Morris Estate   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

04/22/2021  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-native invasive plant removal at Judge Morris Estate   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

04/29/2021  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-native invasive plant removal at Judge Morris Estate   ( mi)

This project’s objective is to increase plant diversity and help preserve the native plants by removing non-native invasive plants. Wear long sleeves and pants, work gloves. Bring tools such as loppers, hand saws, pruners, shovels. All help is welcome and there is work for all levels: from pulling easy to remove honeysuckle vines, to sawing down linden viburnum. The walk to the worksite varies between 0.25  to 1.0 mile.  Any questions, please contact Terri Tipping.  Backup contacts are: Jim March and Mike Czupryna.

White Clay Creek State Park – Judge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

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