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
Big Elk Creek State Park – Springlawn Lot
Big Elk Creek State Park – Strickersville Lot
White Clay Creek State Preserve – Arc Corner
White Clay Creek State Preserve – Lot 1 (London Tract Rd)
White Clay Creek State Preserve – Lot 2 (Sharpless Bridge)
White Clay Creek State Preserve – Lot 3 (New Peltier Rd)
White Clay Creek State Preserve – Park Office

06/01/2023  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-Native Invasive Removal   ( 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 РJudge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

06/03/2023  9:00am - 2:00pm    Middle Run and White Clay Creek State Park   (15 mi)

Join us for a fast paced National Trails Day hike. Trails are well traveled with rocks, roots, hills  and occasional minor stream crossing.

Bring plenty of water, snack and lunch. Mostly wooded trails but have sunblock and bug repellent handy.

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

06/06/2023  8:30am - 11:30am    WCCSP - Carpenter   (5-7 mi)

Join us for a hike in Carpenter and adjacent areas. Bring water. Sun screen and bug spray recommended.

White Clay Creek State Park РCarpenter Rec Area     |     856 New London Rd, Newark, DE 9711     |    39.712553, -75.776618

06/08/2023  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-Native Invasive Removal   ( 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 РJudge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

06/10/2023  10:00am - 12:00pm    New Member Hike - Big Elk Creek State Park   (4 mi)

We will hike in some beautiful old trails.¬† After the hike we will head to Kemblesville. PA and Daddy O’s for lunch.

Bring water.

Big Elk Creek State Park РStrickersville Lot     |     338 Strickersville Rd, Landenberg, PA 19350     |    39.730960, -75.835722

06/11/2023  8:30am - 11:45am    WCCSP Chambers Rock Road   (5-7 mi)

Bring water and poles if you use them.

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

06/14/2023  8:30am - 1:00pm    White Clay Creek State Park - Carpenter Recreational Area   (8-10 mi)

Bring lunch and water

White Clay Creek State Park РCarpenter Rec Area     |     856 New London Rd, Newark, DE 9711     |    39.712553, -75.776618

06/15/2023  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-Native Invasive Removal   ( 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 РJudge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

06/17/2023  9:00am - 3:00pm    White Clay Creek State Park   (14 mi)

Well-traveled trails, but expect hills, some rocks, roots.  Bring water, lunch, snacks, insect, and sun protection.

White Clay Creek State Park РCarpenter Rec Area     |     856 New London Rd, Newark, DE 9711     |    39.712553, -75.776618

06/22/2023  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-Native Invasive Removal   ( 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 РJudge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

06/27/2023  8:30am - 11:30am    WCCSP - Nine Foot Road   (5-7 mi)

Join us for a summer time hike in White Clay Creek State park. Bring water and bug spray is recommended.

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

06/29/2023  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-Native Invasive Removal   ( 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 РJudge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

07/04/2023  10:00am - 12:00pm    Independence Day Holiday Hike   (4-5 mi)

Celebrate your independence by going for a hike.¬† This moderately paced, relatively flat hike will take you to the Tri-State Mason-Dixon marker of the states of DE-MD-PA, at the lower western boundary of the arc of Delaware, where people would live and dispute their taxes because they didn’t know which state to pay.¬† Meet ¬†15-20 minutes in advance of the starting time so you can sign in, catch-up with your friends, and have round up.¬† There will be an opportunity to get together and eat after.

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

07/06/2023  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-Native Invasive Removal   ( 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 РJudge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

07/13/2023  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-Native Invasive Removal   ( 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 РJudge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

07/20/2023  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-Native Invasive Removal   ( 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 РJudge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

07/27/2023  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-Native Invasive Removal   ( 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 РJudge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

08/03/2023  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-Native Invasive Removal   ( 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 РJudge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

08/10/2023  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-Native Invasive Removal   ( 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 РJudge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

08/17/2023  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-Native Invasive Removal   ( 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 РJudge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

08/24/2023  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-Native Invasive Removal   ( 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 РJudge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

08/31/2023  9:00am - 11:00am    Non-Native Invasive Removal   ( 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 РJudge Morris Estate     |     54 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711     |    39.705463, -75.709154

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