Are you interested in Delaware history and heritage? Join us on a hike to Kingston Upon Hull, an interesting historical landmark along the St. Jones River. The hike will take place on Wed., April 6th, 2011 from 10 am – noon. We will meet at the St. Jones Reserve at 818 Kitts Hummock Road in Dover, Delaware at 10:00 am. The hike is a total of 2-miles. Remember to dress for the weather and bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Please no strollers. To register please (302)739-3436.
Written on: March 25th, 2011 in Education & Outreach
Have you heard of estuaries referred to as freshwater? How is that possible if estuaries are where the rivers meet the sea? Watch this great video from EstuaryLive! To find more information and videos about estuaries visit www.estuaries.gov.
As part of our restoration efforts at the Blackbird Creek Reserve, there will be a tree planting on April 9, 2011; and we could use some extra hands to help with the planting! If you are willing, able, and available to help restore part of the Blackbird Creek Reserve, bring some gloves and help us plant 800 native tree seedlings. The fun will begin at 9am and end at noon. For more information or to register for the event contact Kim Cole at 302-739-3436 or Kimberly.Cole@delaware.gov. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up by Wednesday, April 6.
What is a rain garden? Great Question! Rain gardens are landscaped areas designed to absorb rain water and runoff from rooftops and pavement. They are typically planted with native wildflowers and plants which are more likely to tolerate wet conditions. Rain gardens are great for providing habitat for wildlife, help alleviate drainage problems, and can increase infiltration of water into the ground. For more information on rain gardens visit the Rain Gardens for the Bays website.
Visit the Reserve this spring to see the new rain garden! If you are interested in volunteering with the Reserve and helping to maintain our rain gardens please contact us at (302)739-3436.