Thank You 2020 Cleanup Sponsors!

The Christina Conservancy thanks the following sponsors of the Christina River Watershed Cleanup in 2020:

Artesian Water
Delaware City Refinery
Sallie Mae
Delmarva Power
New Castle Conservation District
Keogh Contracting Company
Delaware Disc Golf
NSDAR Cooch’s Bridge Chapter

Although the April 4, 2020 Cleanup was canceled, we’re already looking ahead to 2021 and greatly appreciate your support!  Please check back later this year for additional information about the 2021 Christina River Watershed Cleanup here on the Christina Conservancy website or the Christina River Watershed Cleanup website.

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.

2020 Christina River Cleanup – CANCELED

Saturday, April 4, 2020 Cleanup CANCELED

In response to the State of Emergency and out of an abundance of caution, the Christina Watershed Cleanup has been canceled for 2020 and will resume in 2021. While we take a break from cleaning up as a group, please do what you can as an individual this spring to keep our local streams and natural places healthy and litter free. Getting outside for a walk or hike is a great way to spend some quality time away from crowds – bring a bag and have your own personal cleanup!

Look for more information about the 2021 Cleanup later this year. The Christina River Watershed Cleanup’s mission is the removal of man-made debris from within this beautiful watershed, while raising public awareness for pollution prevention. Since the Cleanup began in 1992, we estimate that over 400 tons of tires, appliances, household items, and other trash have been cleared from within the watershed. A solid effort is needed each year to keep these waterways as free from debris as possible while also improving wildlife habitat. Please join us in 2021 for the next Christina River Watershed Cleanup; additional information for volunteers will be posted as soon as it becomes available at


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