Christina Cleanup Campaign Extended to May 15!

The Christina River Watershed Cleanup is an opportunity for volunteers to work with local organizations to remove man-made debris from this beautiful watershed. Trash on the ground in neighborhoods, parks and natural areas eventually makes its way into rivers, streams, and the ocean if not picked up. Last year’s cleanup was canceled due to the pandemic. This year the cleanup is back but with a virtual twist, all month long in April and into May! Join the virtual cleanup campaign from April 1st to May 15, 2021 with the freedom to select when and where your household participates.

Visit www.ChristinaRiverCleanup.org for information on how to volunteer. 

2021 Cooch Environmental Scholarship – Apply by April 15

2021 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 Thursday, April 15, 2021. 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 Annual Meeting Nov 10th

On Tuesday, November 10th the Christina Conservancy held its annual meeting via Zoom, starting with a brief Board of Directors meeting at 6:30pm.

The program included an update on the lower Christina and Brandywine River Remediation, Restoration and Resilience (CBR4) project and featured a presentation on the Plant Species of the Christina River, by guest speaker and expert botanist William McAvoy from the DNREC Natural Heritage Program.

Mr. McAvoy’s presentation is available to view here. It highlights the unique plant species, conditions and threats to the Christina River as a freshwater tidal marsh.

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