DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
Hello Environmental Volunteers and Friends,
We really hope that you can join us again this year!!! The more people we have, the more we can get done! We’ll be doing trash cleanup and invasive plant removal, between a dirt road and the creek. Instructions will be given before the work starts. And we will have people designated that you can ask if you have any questions. Participants age 16+. Top priorities are safety first while preserving the native area and plants. No power tools or chemicals will be used. Activities include: 1. Walking through the woods (no trail) and removing trash. There is one concentrated area, but most is strewn. (Think of it as a “trash treasure hunt”.) Best to collect in buckets (that don’t tear) and then bring back to staging area. Useful to bring: full size or small shovels, prying tools, buckets, & wheelbarrows. 2. Cutting down and/or digging out: invasive, non-native shrubs. Do not remove any plants, except the ones identified. If in doubt, ask! Useful to bring: loppers, pruners, small saws, full size shovels, & prying tools.
The Christina River Watershed Committee supporting cleanup for 27 years, will be providing teeshirts with their logo on them! If you’re planning on participating, please let me know soon and include desired size shirt. (Expect a little cotton shrinkage. For reference, I always wear a medium.) Even if you don’t want a shirt, please let me know if you’re coming, so I can try to prepare the release signing to be as easy as possible.
All participants should bring a pair of sturdy work gloves. (We have some pairs to borrow too.) Wearing long pants and sturdy boots are highly recommended. Don’t forget sun protection, suntan lotion and bug spray if you wish. Water, pretzels, and apples will be provided. All volunteers will need to sign waivers for two agencies.
FYI: 2019 Cleanup Summary Report: White Clay Creek State Preserve – End New Peltier Rd
We had 60 volunteers, groups represented:
> Wilmington Trail Club = 32
> Friends of White Clay Creek Preserve = 8
> London Britain Township Land Trust = 3
> Some individuals belong to multiple above groups
> Plus almost 50% of volunteers not associated with above groups!
Of the 60, about 40% of the volunteers:
> Filled a 4 cubic yard dumpster with refuse, including metal fencing, bottles, cans, 1 tire etc.
> And transported about 2 cubic yards of broken concrete to the Preserve’s shop! (The Preserve Maintenance Manager who also participated, said they’ll eventually break it up the concrete for fill purposes.)
Of the 60, about 60% of the volunteers:
Participated in a brief onsite plant identification training. Manually removed and piled these (currently non-seed bearing) invasive plants:
White Clay Creek State Preserve – Lot 3 (New Peltier Rd) 3 New Peltier Rd Landenberg, PA
From 896 at the DE/MD/PA border. Proceed north on PA-896 for 0.7 mi. Turn right onto South Bank Rd & proceed 1.4 mi. Then straight after stop sign & proceed 0.7 mi. Passing the historic London Tract Baptist Meeting House. At the T with Glen Road, continue right on London Tract Rd & proceed 0.2 mi. Turn left onto New Peltier Rd & proceed 460 ft. The parking lot will be on right.
Cellular reception in this area is sometimes non-existent.
No future events at this location
ADMIN FINALIZE: ACTUAL MILEAGE: PARTICIPANT COUNT: VOLUNTEER HOURS: 3 EVENT CANCELED: No