Think globally, act locally

Earth Day is a Great Day for a Cleanup!

Join us on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.

Volunteer and keep New Castle County, Delaware clean! 

More information to come on this year’s event, but you can learn more now by visiting: http://www.christinarivercleanup.org

The mission of the Christina River Watershed Cleanup is to remove man-made debris from within the watershed while raising public awareness for pollution prevention.

Since the first cleanup in 1992, volunteers for this annual event have cleared more than 360 tons of tires, appliances, household items, and other trash from rivers and creeks in the watershed of the Christina River Basin.

These rivers and creeks include the Brandywine River, White Clay Creek, Red Clay Creek, and of course, the Christina River.  The watershed provides more than 75 percent of the water supply for residents and businesses in New Castle County, Delaware.

Calling All Artists!

Christina River Watershed Cleanup – Call for Delaware Artists to Participate in Upcycled Art Competition
 
Region: Delaware
Submission Required. Proposals will need to include a sketch of proposed art and a brief description. PDE will select one piece to commission. The artist that is chosen will receive $3,500 for their time and artwork created. 
 
Deadline for Submission: Friday, February 16, 2023
 
To submit a proposal: click here
 

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) is soliciting proposals from local artists to create art from trash or recycled materials. The goal of this project is to teach people about trash in their waterways and help promote the Christina River Watershed Cleanup. The artwork should be movable so that it can be displayed around the City of Wilmington for different purposes/events.

To apply, fill out this form. Focus areas could include impacts of pollution on habitats, plastic consumption, and climate change. The artist will be paid $3,500 by PDE for their time and the piece of art they create. PDE will work with local partners to display the art around the time of the cleanup to help strengthen the connection that trash that is not disposed of properly ends up as litter in our waterways.

The mission of the Christina River Watershed Cleanup is to remove litter, trash, and stormwater pollution that has ended up in the watershed, while raising public awareness for pollution prevention. Since the first cleanup in 1992, volunteers for this annual event have cleared more than 360 tons of tires, appliances, household items, and other trash from rivers and creeks in the watershed of the Christina River Basin. These rivers and creeks include the Brandywine River, White Clay Creek, Red Clay Creek, and of course, the Christina River.  The watershed provides more than 75 percent of the water supply for residents and businesses in New Castle County, Delaware.

Here is a link to some similar projects: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ivt5-nZrJOoE1WRO8cHT01Fk6tDI-GXAiJS-wRKqotA/edit?usp=sharing

 

She Shad by Sharon Lo Pinto