5 Earth Day Cleanups and Events Around Delaware

Participate in an Earth Day cleanup to connect with your community and celebrate Earth Day in the First State.

Earth Day is all about preserving and protecting the planet—and Earth Day cleanups are a great way to celebrate. From the rolling hills of the Brandywine Valley to the picturesque shores of the Delaware beaches, we have plenty to celebrate here in the First State. These Earth Day cleanups are ideal opportunities to beautify local landscapes and connect with your community.

Annual Christina River Cleanup

April 13

The watershed of the Christina River Basin provides more than 75% of the water supply for residents and businesses in New Castle County. Celebrate Earth Day with this annual cleanup to remove manmade debris from the watershed and surrounding communities. Join hundreds of volunteers to help clean the most important natural resource in the region. For more information on volunteer sites, visit the cleanup website. Register online to volunteer.

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Coastal Delaware Community Clean Up

April 20

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays invite you to register for this coastal cleanup. Celebrate the week of Earth Day by registering, selecting a section of roadway and cleaning it with other volunteers on April 20. Find the list of volunteer hubs and targeted cleanup locations online.

Earth Day Bay to Beach Clean Up

April 20

Join the Fenwick Island community in cleaning up from the bay to the beach in Fenwick. Volunteers should meet at Town Hall at 8:30 a.m. This is a great opportunity to do your part as a coastal Delaware resident to keep our shores pristine and beautiful.


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Boat House Clean Up

April 20

If you, like many Delawareans, like to enjoy Lums Pond during the summer, why not take some time to help prepare the park for the season? Volunteer to help clean and prep kayaks and paddle boats.

Brandywine Zoo to Scout Earth Day Clean Up

April 21-22

Looking for an Earth Day cleanup event in Downtown Wilmington? This Zoo to Scout cleanup is a great way to celebrate Earth Day weekend! Just head to the Brandywine Zoo and pick up a paper bag. Choose any route from the zoo to Wilmington’s Scout Cafe and fill the bag with trash along the way. Once you get to Scout, you can trade in your filled bag for a free cookie or coffee.

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