Middle Run Valley Tree Planting, Fall 2021 ~ Middle Run Natural Area

Saturday November 6

9:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Delaware Nature Society has managed the land at the 860-acre Middle Run Natural Area for over 15 years and has coordinated a major reforestation project at the park since 1991 in partnership with New Castle County. More than 55,000 trees have been planted, enhancing biodiversity, and improving the quality of the watershed.

But our job isn't done yet. We need your help!

Individuals, families, friends, scouts, and other groups interested in helping - bring your muscles and enthusiasm!

Volunteers dig holes, plant, cage, and water up to 600 trees.

Bring shovels, gloves, and a water container (bucket or gal milk jug).

Volunteers should dress for the weather. We plant rain or shine. Unvaccinated people are recommended to wear a mask.

Children are welcome but each child MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Groups over the size of 15 should call to register: (302) 239-2334.

 Planting (and parking) will take place at the field at the intersection of Polly Drummond Hill Road and Smith Mill Road between the VCA Pike Creek Animal Hospital and Little's Garage. (This is not the typical entrance to the Middle Run Valley Natural Area!)

Family* (all ages) | Free for everyone | Registration required