Registration now open for annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup

    Volunteers have been keeping Delaware’s coastline clean for 25 years, and the state’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is asking for help once again.

    The 26th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup is scheduled for Sept. 17, and registration is open now online.


    More than 40 sites in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties have been targeted for the three-hour cleanup, and volunteers have the challenge of beating last year’s record team effort of more than 2,500 people. Nearly 10 tons of trash were collected last year, including a bridesmaid dress, Christmas wreath and a whale bone.

    Pre-registration lasts until Sept. 12 and guarantees you a T-shirt.

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