DNREC postpones Delaware Coastal Cleanup to Sept. 22 due to weather concerns

The logo for the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental ControlDOVER – Due to uncertain weather conditions related to Hurricane Florence, the 31st Annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup will be postponed to the rain date of Saturday, Sept. 22, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) announced today. The cleanup will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at all sites as previously planned for Sept. 15, unless volunteers have been otherwise notified.

“With the possibility of adverse weather conditions still in the forecast, we are taking the precaution of postponing the Coastal Cleanup for the safety of our volunteers,” said DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin. “We hope our volunteers will be able to join us on Sept. 22, and that we will have a better opportunity to accomplish our goal of cleaning up our beaches, waterways, and watershed areas statewide.”

Sponsored by DNREC, the cleanup spans 49 sites in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties, including river and ocean shorelines as well as wetland and watershed areas.

For more information about the Delaware Coastal Cleanup, please visit https://dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/coastal-cleanup/, or contact Joanna Wilson, Delaware Coastal Cleanup coordinator, at 302-739-9902, or joanna.wilson@delaware.gov.

Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.

Vol. 48, No. 248