2020 Cooch Environmental Scholarship – Apply by April 15

2020 Scholarship Guidelines

The Edward W. Cooch, Jr. Environmental Scholarship fund was established to honor the late Edward W. Cooch, Jr. (1920-2010).  “Ned”, as many knew him, was an avid environmentalist with a deep passion for the natural lands and water resources of the State of Delaware.  He was a founder of the Christina Conservancy, one of the driving forces for the Christina River Watershed Cleanup, and an active member of the Delaware community who demonstrated a deep commitment to the natural environment.

This $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to one Delaware resident selected by the scholarship committee who demonstrates the ideals that Ned Cooch carried out in his daily life.  Applications are due by Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Notification of the winner will take place by the end of May and the Scholarship will be awarded in June 2020. Click here for full scholarship guidelines and application instructions.

2019 Annual Meeting Nov 12

DuPont Environmental Education Center, 4:15 pm (with optional walking tour at 3:30pm)

On Tuesday, November 12, 2019 the Christina Conservancy will hold its annual meeting at the DuPont Environmental Education Center (DEEC) at 1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington DE 19801. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of DEEC at the Russel W. Peterson Marsh and Urban Wildlife Refuge, Bob Meadows from the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife will give a talk about restoration of the marsh and refuge over the last ten years and lead an optional walking tour beforehand of new trails.  The walk and presentation are open to the public and will be followed by a meeting of the Christina Conservancy Board of Directors starting at 5pm.

Christina River Sediment Workshop

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hosted by the Christina Conservancy, DNREC, Anchor QEA, and Brightfield, Inc. a Technical Workshop for the Christina River and Brandywine Creek Sediment Remediation brought together experts from state, federal and local governments, nonprofit organizations, and businesses. This day-long workshop was an opportunity to share and celebrate successes cleaning up legacy pollution and bringing fish, wildlife, and recreation back to Wilmington’s rivers. It also sought to chart a course for making these rivers healthy and contamination-free over the next 10-15 years, through a new CBR4 (Christina & Brandywine River Restoration, Remediation and Resilience) initiative.

For more information on contaminants and workshop information and presentations (coming soon!) click here.

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