Think globally, act locally

2024 Christina River Watershed Cleanup

Volunteer and Join us on April 13

at Our New Cleanup Location!


Joe White Memorial Field
1899 Northeast Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19802

[We will not be at the Wilmington Riverfront]

Most of the cleanup work will be at Vandever Avenue near the corner of Northeast Blvd.

Vests and gloves will be provided. Once you sign in, we’ll head toward Market Street on Vandever and the cross streets along the way. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

There are several more cleanup sites to choose. To view all of the Christina Cleanup sites, visit

Last year, 750 volunteers pitched in at 13 sites throughout northern New Castle County, Delaware. Altogether, they collected a grand total of 13 tons of trash, which is about the same as 30 grand pianos or 30 horses.

PDE had 52 volunteers who removed nearly 5 tons of trash (about the weight of an ambulance) from all City of Wilmington cleanup sites.

The Cleanup is an annual volunteer event held throughout the Christina River Watershed in Wilmington and northern New Castle County,
Delaware. The mission is to remove trash from the Christina River Watershed while raising awareness for pollution prevention.

The Christina River Watershed Cleanup is a great opportunity for families, civic and neighborhood groups, clubs and organizations, religious groups, teams from businesses, and individuals to volunteer a few hours of their time to make our local waterways a little cleaner and the environment a little better.

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

Thank you for voting in the 2024 Delaware Trash Into Treasure Art Contest

Voting is now closed in the art contest, and we’ll announce the winners soon. 

We invite you to view the artwork live at the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science at 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807.

Artwork will be on display until April 26


Thank you to all our artists for entering your work! See below.





















Want to see more environmental art?

Check out more environmentally-themed works from local artists at Fairmount Water Works in Philadelphia. This show displays pieces from our Trash Free Waters art contest. The public voted last September at the Delaware River Festival to choose winners.

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