Earth Day Opportunity: April 18

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Join First Unitarian’s Green Sanctuary team as we green our world.

2015_Cleanup_T-shirtSaturday, April 18
8:00 to Noon

Help steward the single most important natural resource in our region – our waterways. The Christina River Watershed provides 75% of the public water supply for residents and businesses in New Castle County. A solid effort is needed annually to improve wildlife habitat and keep these waterways as free from debris as possible.

First U volunteers will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the home of Dee Burdash (114 Broadbent Rd, Northminster) for coffee, juice, and bagels before heading out to pitch in at the cleanup’s Naamans Creek location. They will be working an area behind Sweeney’s Bakery in the Foulk & Naamans Shopping Center.

To participate at Naaman’s Creek, email Renee Anderson so she knows how many bagels. You must also register as a volunteer at christinarivercleanup.org. You will be asked for contact information, shirt size, and the site at which you wish to volunteer, If you cannot join us at Naaman’s Creek, pick a spot more convenient.

Since the Christina Cleanup began in 1992, more than 330 tons of tires, appliances, household items, and uncountable pieces of plastic and styrofoam have been cleared from the Christina River, White Clay Creek, Red Clay Creek, and various other tributaries.  Upwards of 12,000 volunteers have found filling trash bags in Churchman’s Marsh, White Clay Creek State Park, the City of Wilmington, City of Newark, and various other locations to be extremely rewarding.

http://christinarivercleanup.org

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The care of our rivers is not a question of rivers, but of the human heart. — Tanaka Shozo

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