Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

Help Us Clean Up the Christina River Estuary

Join the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary at its site during the Christina River Watershed Cleanup. This will take place on April 18, from 8 a.m. to noon. Those who help will receive a free t-shirt, while supplies last. They will also help preserve New Castle County's clean water, plentiful fish, and healthy wildlife. Simply visit to register for the "Riverfront Wilmington" site. And in the meantime, click here to read more about our work benefitting this river's wetlands.

Thousands to Celebrate Earth Day, Arbor Day

Visit the Wilmington Earth Day Celebration during your lunch break on April 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, to celebrate both Earth Day and Arbor Day. Visitors to Rodney Square will enjoy giveaways, free raffle items, and free native plants, while supplies last. They can also look over hybrid bikes and fuel-efficient cars. Dozens of exhibitors will offer green products, services, and info. Kids, meanwhile, will enjoy tree-themed activities thanks to our collaboration with the Delaware Center for Horticulture.

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is a nonprofit organization established in 1996 to take a leadership role in protecting and enhancing the Delaware Estuary, where fresh water from the Delaware River mixes with salt water from the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of 28 Congressionally designated National Estuary Programs throughout the coastal United States working to improve the environmental health of the nation's estuaries. Its staff works with partners in three states to increase awareness, understanding, and scientific knowledge about the Delaware Estuary, the region's most important cultural, economic, and recreational resource.


The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, a National Estuary Program, leads science-based and collaborative efforts to improve the tidal Delaware River and Bay, which spans Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.