Come and explore the St. Jones Reserve trail with the aid of our new trail guide! Learn about the natural and cultural history of the St. Jones River and its surrounding lands. Keep an out for fiddler crabs, great blue herons, bald eagles, and muskrats ,as well as, beautiful landscapes and plants. The trail is open dawn to dusk 7 days a week. Please be cautious of hunting seasons (particularly in fall and winter) a section of the trail traverses part of the Ted Harvey Wildlife Management area (note areas are marked with “active hunting” signs). As always, there is no hunting on Sundays so enjoy a Sunday stroll on the St. Jones Reserve trail!
Come and join us for the 3rd Blackbird Creek Fall Festival to be held at the Blackbird Creek Reserve in Townsend, Delaware on Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 from 10 am – 4pm. The festival celebration will include live music, vendors, exhibitors, hayrides, hikes, canoe trips, and kids crafts. If you are interested in vending or exhibiting at this year’s festival please view the Blackbird Exhibitor Flier or the Blackbird Vendor Flier. For additional information please call 302-739-3436.
Join in Delaware’s National Estuaries Day celebration by participating in Delaware’s 2010 Coastal Cleanup on September 25th, 2010 from 9 am to noon. Help us clean up our beaches and waterways for a healthier Delaware! Volunteers are strongly encouraged to pre-register on the DNREC website to ensure everyone has the supplies they need and receive a custom-designed 2010 Coastal Cleanup t-shirt in appreciation of their effort. To pre-register, click on www.dnrec.delaware.gov/CoastalCleanup. For more information, please call Joanna Wilson at 302-739-9902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Delaware Invasive Species Council (DISC) is conducting an online survey of Delaware residents to gather information that will be used to help them to improve their programs and services. DISC is interested in engaging Delaware residents and motivating them to action to prevent the introduction and reducing the impact of non-native invasive species. A non-native invasive plant/animal species is plant/animal which has the potential to become widely established and out-compete those plants/animals naturally found in Delaware.
DISC really values your input. Please click on the following link to complete the on-line survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/discsurvey. Please complete the survey by September 3, 2010.
The DISC would like as much feedback as possible. Survey results will be made available at the DISC annual meeting and on the website shortly after the presentation at the annual meeting. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. For more information about the Delaware Invasive Species Council please visit them on their website: www.delawareinvasives.net.
Written on: August 6th, 2010 in Stewardship
The Reserve would like to welcome our new conservation technician, Charlie Bishop! Charlie’s primary responsibilities include invasive species control, tree plantings as part of restoration efforts, grounds maintenance, and assisting with education programs. We are pleased to have his expertise on the Reserve team. Welcome aboard, Charlie!