Saturday, July 31, 2021
10AM - 3 PM
Village of Fork Branch
5200-5240 W Denneys Rd
Dover, DE 19904
Video about the Restoration Project - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HJTqxDTGN4
The Village of Fork Branch is a sacred place surrounded by fresh-water wooded wetlands, endangered species, and prehistoric Lenape archeology sites. The cemeteries that remain, genealogically connect three state recognized Delaware Bay Tribes. Removing the invasive Ailanthus tree from this fresh-water wooded wetland, will catapult Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware efforts to reseed fresh-water mussel beds and restore other native plants, animals, art forms, relationships, and ways of life.
Remove invasive plants, and remaining trash in preparation for Annual Memorial Sunday Celebration
Our efforts will complement the work the Tribe is doing with support from Immanuel Union UM Church, the University of Delaware, Delaware Humanities Forum, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, and other organizations learning to support the local Tribe’s priorities.
While most will be vaccinated, please bring a mask and be prepared to wear it when working in close proximity to others. Please bring hand sanitizer and, if possible, work gloves. We will have tools to share, but extra tools are helpful.
***Spotted Lanternfly Protocols***
This is extremely important! There are currently no lantern flies at Fork Branch and many of you will be coming from a quarantine area (southeast PA). Please educate yourself about what the spotted lantern fly looks like in all stages (currently as egg cases and possibly) and do a thorough check of your car before leaving. If you stop anywhere on the way, check thoroughly again. Another option, even safer, is to take your car through a carwash before entering Kent County, Delaware. Here is Penn State Extension’s website with all you need to know. https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly Please treat this with the same gravity as the Coronavirus Pandemic to protect trees and vineyards. Thank you.