Thank you for being a Clean Stream Champion! Consider taking the following next steps:
Get involved: Participate in a river, community, or neighborhood cleanup – or start your own! Trash is not only ugly and gross, it’s also a pollutant and can clog storm drains. A few annual river cleans up include the Christina River Watershed Clean-Up and the Red Clay Cleanup.
Invite others to take the Clean Stream Champion pledge and share what you’re doing to protect our water with friends, family and neighbors.
Connect with more GreeNCC efforts to create a cleaner, greener New Castle County.
Explore nature and your local waters by connecting with local non-profits such as the Delaware Nature Society. Identify your Watershed Address here.
GreeNCC is County Executive Matt Meyer’s environmental initiative, which entails leading by example and educating the public about environmentally green practices. Even small actions taken by homeowners can have a huge impact on our waters and natural environment!
This project is sponsored by New Castle County Public Work Department.
Are there community volunteer events that I could be involved in?
Yes! There are a few annual clean-up and volunteer events that happen in New Castle County every year including the Christina River Clean-Up and the Middle Run Tree Planting.
Who is the Delaware Nature Society (DNS)?
The Delaware Nature Society (DNS) is an environmental non-profit organization whose mission is to connect people with the natural world to improve our environment through education, advocacy and conservation. Their focus includes healthy waters, protecting habitats and wildlife, and working and natural lands. They connect people to the natural world through programs and events for children and adults of all ages.
How is this related to the Great Schools, Clean Streams program?
The Clean Stream Champion program and the Great Schools, Clean Streams program are related, but not the same! New Castle County residents that signed pledges for the Great Schools program are not automatically considered Clean Stream Champions – they still need to sign the pledge.