Trails Day volunteers needed June 2 at Cape Henlopen State Park

May 16, 2018

Volunteers are needed for National Trails Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 2, at Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes. Volunteers of all ages are invited, and individuals, families, businesses, youth groups, etc. may participate.

The main emphasis is on doing maintenance such as pruning overgrowth, clearing debris and picking up trash on trails around the park. There will also be some invasive species removal, beach cleanup and landscaping.

Volunteers will meet at the picnic pavilion behind the Hawk Watch next to the main beach parking lot at 9 and choose a project to work on until noon, when a cookout lunch will be provided by members of the Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach. Volunteers will receive a free National Trails Day T-shirt.

National Trails Day, a National Service Day created by the American Hiking Association, is sponsored by the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park in conjunction with the association. The mission of the Friends in sponsoring this event is to assist the park in maintaining trails, to encourage citizens of all ages to volunteer in their communities, and to promote the stewardship of area natural resources.

For more information, contact John Bracco at 551-775-4068.