Volunteers are needed for National Trails Day at Cape Henlopen State Park, set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 2 at the park, 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes.
The day’s main emphasis is on maintenance — pruning overgrowth, clearing debris and picking up trash — on all of the various trails throughout the park. Volunteers will also do some invasive species removal, beach cleanup and landscaping.
Volunteers will meet at the large Picnic Pavilion located behind the Hawk Watch adjacent to the main bathing beach parking lot at 9 a.m. and choose one of the projects to work on until noon. At noon, everyone meets back at the pavilion for a cookout give by the ladies of the Village Improvement Association. Volunteers will also 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 has been threefold: to assist the Park in maintaining their trails; to encourage citizens of all ages to become involved in volunteerism in their communities; and to promote the stewardship of natural resources.
For more, call 551-775-4068.