CBR4 Workshop February 15

On Tuesday February 15, 2022 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on zoom, a group of partners including the Christina Conservancy held a workshop about the Christina-Brandywine River Remediation, Restoration, Resilience (CBR4) Plan. Organizations, agencies and community groups working in and around the lower Christina and Brandywine Rivers were invited to attend. 

The first hour of the workshop featured a guest speaker sharing insights from Newtown Creek as well as information on conditions, goals and strategies identified by the project team as critical for CBR4. The remainder of the workshop was an interactive discussion seeking reactions, feedback and additional ideas on the strategies shared. Input collected will guide the project team in identifying projects and activities to include in the plan, to be completed later this year.

Watch a recording of the workshop here. To learn more about the CBR4 project see www.ChristinaConservancy.org/CBR4/.

2021 Annual Meeting Held Nov 16th

On Tuesday, November 16th the Christina Conservancy held its annual meeting at the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation’s Copeland Maritime Center located at 1124 E 7th Street in Wilmington. Presentations were from 5:00 to 6:00 pm, followed by a meeting of the Board of Directors.

The program featured a presentation on the Underground Railroad’s Connection to the Christina River by guest speaker Sam Heed, as well as an update on the lower Christina and Brandywine River Remediation, Restoration and Resilience (CBR4) project.

CBR4 Bioblitz Held Saturday September 25

The Christina Conservancy teamed up with the Delaware Nature Society and others to host a Bioblitz on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the DuPont Environmental Education Center in Wilmington. It was held as part of the Monarch Migration Celebration, an afternoon of culture and nature, and will help inform the lower Christina and Brandywine Rivers Remediation, Restoration and Resilience (CBR4) plan.

An important part of the CBR4 project is understanding what plants and animals call the area home, tracking their populations and identifying where in the project area they can be found. One way to do this is by hosting a Bioblitz – a fun walk led by a professional naturalist to identify any or all of the mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, wildflowers, trees and shrubs in a publicly owned property.

On September 25th four walks were held between 1:00 pm and 5:00pm and over 60 species of plants and animal were identified. Walk participants learn about iNaturalist, a free app that can be downloaded to your smartphonean and used to collect and report species data. Users can upload an image of any animal or plant they see at any time, with its location for others to view and help identify. Download the App today and submit your sightings. (Learn More)

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