Earth Day 2016 Events Across Delmarva
Earth Day at the John Dickinson Plantation – 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, Friday, April 22 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Special guided tours explore environmental issues of deforestation, salt-water infiltration and coastal flooding from an 18th-century perspective. Activities 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Museum open 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free admission. Click here for more information or call (302) 739-3277.
4th Annual Earth Day Tree Raffle – City Hall, 201 S. Walnut St., Milford, Friday, April 22. Demonstrate your support of Earth Day by entering to win a free, energy saving, shade tree for your home! For more information call (302) 424-3712 or click here.
Wilmington Earth and Arbor Day Celebration– Rodney Square, 1100 N. Market St., Wilmington, Friday, April 22 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day during your lunch break. Dozens of vendors offering green products, services, travel tips, music and much more. Kids, meanwhile, will enjoy tree-themed fun at the nearby library. Click here to register.
Earth Day Hike – Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, Friday, April 22 from 4:30- 5:30 p.m. Join a Park naturalist for a hike to celebrate Earth Day. Lend a helping hand and pick up litter along the way. Meet at the Nature Center. More information here.
Upcycle for Earth Day – Greenwood Public Library, 100 Mill St., Greenwood, Friday, April 22 from 6-7 p.m. Tweens & Teens 10-18 years of age are invited for a fun night of upcycling. Upcycle a CD, make a T-shirt tote and more. For more information call (302) 349-5309.
Earth Day Celebration – Burton Village Community Center, 37511 Burton Village Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Friday, April 22 at 3 p.m. Come join CROP of CAMP Rehoboth and VegRehoboth volunteers at the Burton Village Community Center to help build a garden! Bring your gloves, shovels, and hoes and eagerness to help create something beautiful! The entrance to the neighborhood is across from the YMCA on Church Street. The raised bed garden is located behind the Community Center. More information here.
Earth Day: Volunteering at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum – Delaware Seashore State Park, Rehoboth Beach, Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bring the whole family for a day (or even just an hour) of volunteering. Children will assist with a beach clean-up, followed by an “upcycling” craft. Adults will work with a park naturalist to learn about coastal native species and assist park staff in planting and sprucing up the flower beds around the museum. Bring gardening gloves if you have them! Rain date April 30. More information here.
Arbors of the Earth Hike – Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Celebrate Earth and Arbor Day on this hike investigating the wonders and benefits of the coastal maritime forests. Dress to go outside. For ages 7 and older with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended. More information here.
More than Honey: A Film Screening and Mead Tasting with Charm City Meadworks – Custom House Lawn, 101 S. Water St., Chestertown, Friday, April 22 at 6 p.m. Washington College’s Center for Environment & Society will be hosting a film screening of “More than Honey” for the whole family. Meadworks will be hosting a mead tasting at 6 p.m. Film starts at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket or your beach chair and enjoy a night under the stars. Rain location: Litrenta Lecture Hall, Toll Science Center, Washington College. Click here for more information.
Chestertown Earth Day Festival – Memorial Row, Chestertown, Saturday, April 23 at 9 a.m. Celebrate our planet and learn to live sustainably. Eco-friendly goods, services, solar energy contractors, wind energy proponents, energy auditors, free conservation organizations. Children’s activities. More information here.
Betterton Beach Clean-Up – Betterton Beach: Ericsson Avenure in Betterton, Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. – Noon. Help clean Betterton Beach in preparation for the up-coming summer season. There will be food and beverages provided for participants following the clean-up. Rain Date: April 24. More information on the Kent County Parks and Recreation website.
Household Hazardous Waste and E-Cycling Collection Day – Ocean City Park & Ride, West Ocean City, Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Recycling Division of Worcester County Public Works, in conjunction with Maryland Environmental Services and the Maryland Department of the Environment, will host this event and extend the Earth Day celebration, which takes place the day prior to our event. Drop off HHW, including pesticides, pool chemicals, gas and other fuels, oil-base paints, thinners and everyday hazardous wastes accumulating in and around the home for safe disposal. Electronic items, such as computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, radios, televisions and VCR’s, will be collected and later recycled. HHW and E-cycling is open at no charge to Worcester County residents only. A representative from MDE will be on-site checking vehicle registration. Clean Ventures of Baltimore will be responsible for the safe disposal of all hazardous waste collected. The electronics will be shipped to an electronics recycler for dismantling. For more information, contact Worcester County Recycling Manager Ron Taylor at (410) 632-3177.
Earth Day at Spocott Windmill – 1633 Hudson Road (Rt. 343), Cambridge. Enjoy a day of environmental & historical celebration. Bring the family for tours, demonstrations, Arbor Day tree giveaway, Horseshoe tournament, exhibits and displays. For more info, go to spocottwindmill.org or call (410) 228-7670.
Mother Earth Day Festival – Robert N. Reed Downtown Waterfront Park, Main Street in Chincoteague, Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sponsored by the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, this event will feature arts and crafts, live music, fun activities for kids, environmental exhibits, electronics recycline, bake sale and plant sale. More information here.
Editor’s note: WBOC intern Jessica Sayers contributed to this article.