Working together with BringYourOwnBag Delaware (BYOB) and other partners, we have a unique opportunity for schools, groups and individuals to be part of the solution when it comes to plastic pollution! On April 23rd we will cohost a Guinness World Record attempt. Delawareans will build the world's largest ever bag made only of "single-use" plastic bags.
From the Delaware State Senate Republican Caucus email newsletter:
The Greater Hockessin Area Development Association (GHADA) and Sen. Greg Lavelle (R-Sharpley) have organized a public meeting for residents concerned about the discovery of groundwater contamination at an active dry-cleaning business in Hockessin.
It will be part of GHADA's monthly meeting, scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., at the Hockessin Memorial Hall, 1225 Old Lancaster Pike.
Dirt!, Free Film Screening
Thursday, June 12th from 6-8pm
The Meadow at Newark Natural Foods, 280 East Main St. Newark
Join Delaware Sierra Club & Newark Natural Foods Co-op for a screening of the inspirational movie, Dirt!
Check out a trailer for Dirt! at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKPcuwOOGqY
The National Drug Take Back Day event is on Saturday, April 26th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm with 32 collection sites located throughout Delaware. This event gives the public an opportunity to safely dispose of expired, unused and unwanted medications.
We're in Dover, Delaware this morning at the Wetlands Advisory Committee meeting. Unfortunately, despite our comments in favor of giving DNREC the authority to protect Delaware's most vulnerable, or "category one" non-tidal freshwater #wetlands, the committee failed to approve the recommendations.
10/27 voted against the measure, realtors, developers, Sussex County Council, town of Seaford, farm groups, DE Forestry Council & 2 legislators. We are very pleased and thankful that all state agencies, including DNREC, DelDot and DE Department of Agriculture voted in favor.
On March 4, 2014 Governor Jack Markell and DNREC Secretary Collin O'Mara held a press conference to kickoff their "Clean Water for Delaware's Future" initiative. We attended, along with over 200 people from the environmental and health community, press and the public, to see the unveiling of this new plan.