Time to get your bike ready to ride! For those who hibernate their bikes along with themselves in the colder months, Urban Bike Project of Wilmington and Alapocas Run State Park are offering a workshop to get your bike ready to ride again. Tune it up, then hit the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail, and start getting your body into ride shape again as well! Warmer days are coming!
Great outing on the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail this Saturday! Although winter is still here, there are subtle signs of Spring to be found in nature already. Sign up by tomorrow the 14th...you'll be glad you got out there!
Saturday, February 17
10 a.m. – Noon
Meet at Blue Ball Barn, Alapocas Run State Park
Snow or Mud? Either way, we will explore the winter woods of ...Alapocas Run State Park. This hike will be on a combination of paved and unpaved paths with some hills. Pre-registration is required by noon, February 14. Call (302) 577-7020.
Delaware Greenways has an immediate opening for a Delaware Bayshore Byway Planning Assistant Coordinator.
By providing vital planning and administrative support this position will work directly with the Delaware Bayshore Byway Management Committee to grow and strengthen its work and membership into a sustainable, effective committee that protects and preserves Delaware’s Bayshore Byway.
For more information: http://delawaregreenways.org/about/join-our-team/
How interesting is this from Mike Dixon, Historian?! The byways of our state have so much history behind them. These are great photos of a time gone by on the Delaware Bayshore Byway...enjoy!
Current info on this Byway
Driving Route Nine -- the Bayshore Byway -- For a Delaware Humanities Forum program at the New Castle Public Library "Life in the Past Lane: Country Roads" I w...as discussing a few of the State's scenic byways and lesser-traveled roads. Several library patrons asked about some of the older images along Route Nine and roads outside Odessa, and I promised to share them.
Here's a link to Del DOTS Bayshore Byway Page, which has more information. https://www.deldot.gov/Programs/byways/index.shtml?dc=route9
Source Notes; These are early Delaware Department of Transportation photos in the collection of the Delaware Public Archives. See each photo for some additional information.
Following up on yesterday's snowy excursion on the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail and in Bellevue State Park with these pictures. If you haven't discovered the NDGT or Bellevue State Park yet, why not check them out soon?! Both are great places to get out and enjoy the outdoors, Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall!
For more information:
Where in the world on the Greenway is this?!!! Today Terri, one of our crew, was on the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail. See if you can figure out what section!
Hint: The area has a lot of history surrounding it.
We'll share more pics of the beautiful scenery once the location has been revealed! Have fun figuring it out!
INVASIVE INSECT ALERT: Now that Spring is on the horizon and our time outdoors increases, be on the lookout for this pest who could be emerging as well. Whether you're out on a trail or in your own garden, the Spotted Lantern Fly (aka Hitchhiker Bug) could be there too. Help the Delaware Department of Agriculture track this invasive pest to prevent potential damage to a wide range of plants and crops. We need to stop it from catching rides through our state!
Additional information and the email to report sightings along with photos: https://dda.delaware.gov/plantind/spotted-lanternfly.shtml
Delaware Greenways has been awarded a mini-grant from East Coast Greenway Alliance! We love working with the Alliance on the ECG in Delaware. It's an amazing Greenway, Maine to Florida!
Read On!!! Great newsletter Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO)! We especially like page 3 - an information packed article on the Future Trails of Northern Delaware's newest projects. Check out the trails being planned! There's also detailed coverage on the development of the New Castle County Bicycle Plan, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT)'s blueprint for a Bicycle-Friendly Delaware, Ardentown's Walking Path Plan and a lot of other important and interesting information relating to pedestrians, bicyclists and commuters!
Delaware Greenways wishes you all A Happy and Safe Holiday Season! We are extremely grateful for your interest and support this past year. Fueled by that, knowing it matters to our residents and visitors alike, we'll continue to make a difference on the Greenways, Byways and at Historic Penn Farm in 2018. Here's hoping the New Year keeps you in good health, finds you time for outdoor adventures and joyful moments.
Jack A. Markell Trail Photo Update! Great to see such progress being made on the pedestrian trail connecting the Wilmington Riverfront to New Castle. Not only does it open a new world for local recreational users and commuters, it extends the East Coast Greenway Alliance's trail through Delaware, supporting travel down the East Coast. Set for completion mid-2018, we can't wait for everyone to be able to use it!!!
Check out the path of the Markell Trail at http://delawaregreenways.org/portfolio_p…/c-d-canal-trail-2/
"Hey y'all, I'm the crane operator who runs the 50 ton crane that is on the barge. This has been a great project to be involved in so far, and I look forward to... being here to see this bridge completed." - Jason Beall, part of the team working to complete the longest bicycle bridge ever built in Delaware, which is being built - right now! - in the Christina River just south of Wilmington. This is Jason's photo yesterday:
How exciting, WPHS Penn Farm now has an official vehicle to use on the farm and deliver their produce in. We love the look!
Thankful today for our newest tool down on the farm! Thank you for the support from our district and admin. This tool will allow us to continue to, as the famou...s Mrs Kathy Pick says, “helping kids grow”. If you see us around town delivering fresh produce throughout the district be sure to honk! Thank you InstaSigns for the install and Brendon Berg(a WPHS STUDENT) for the design!!! Love it!