Delaware County Invites Residents to Participate in Earth Day Events

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Released: April 5, 2024

Delaware County Invites Residents to Participate in Earth Day Events

Delaware County is finalizing an exciting lineup of events for the 54th Earth Day celebration in 2024, reinforcing our commitment to sustainability, open space, and improving the quality of life globally and here in Delaware County. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has been an important annual event, driving awareness of the fragile state of our environment, the needs for expanded conservation and preservation efforts, and the collective passion and concern shared by individuals eager to mitigate our impact on the planet.

We invite the community to join us in commemorating Earth Day, with several events scheduled in the coming weeks!

Delaware County Office of Sustainability Tree Planting and Park Clean Up

On Saturday, April 20, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. the Delaware County Office of Sustainability, in partnership with Delaware County Council, the City of Chester, the Chester Shade Tree Commission, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, will be hosting a Tree Planting and Park Clean Up at William Penn and Ethel Waters Parks in Chester, PA.

  • Saturday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Registration Begins at 8:45 a.m.)
  • Meet at William Penn Park (2nd Street and Penn Street, Chester, PA 19013)
  • Registration: DelcoPA.Gov/EarthDay

This event welcomes participants of all ages and abilities to learn how to plant trees and participate in beautifying the historic landing site of William Penn. Gloves and planting materials will be provided.

Registration is required. For additional information and volunteer registration details, please visit DelcoPA.Gov/EarthDay
or contact the Office of Sustainability:

Stream & Plant Health Event at Delco Woods (former Don Guanella property)

On Monday, April 22, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, the Delaware County Parks and Recreation Department, Delaware County Conservation District, Penn State Extension Master Watershed Stewards and Penn State Extension Master Gardeners will be hosting a Stream & Plant Health Event at the newly named “Delco Woods” in Broomall.

  • Monday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Meet in the Reed Road Parking Lot (Near the Home Depot)
  • No Registration Required.

This event will kick-off with educational programming regarding stormwater runoff and streambank stabilization. Volunteers will assist in a shrub and live stake planting to help prevent erosion and reduce creek pollution.

Registration for this event is not required. Interested participants should meet in the Reed Road Parking lot. For additional information, please contact

Read All About It!

Delaware County Libraries and the County's Department of Parks and Recreation are featuring an Earth Day book selection for Storywalk® in Rose Tree Park. “The Earth Book” by Todd Parr will be featured during the month of April. Stroll through our beautiful Rose Tree Park and celebrate Earth Day!

Learn more about StoryWalk®:

Addition Earth Day Events and Activities in Delaware County

In addition to the County-sponsored events, The Delco Office of Sustainability and the Delco Sustainability Board have compiled a list of Earth Day events and activities that will be celebrated throughout Delaware County in the coming weeks. Go to DelcoPA.Gov/Communities for event details.

For more information about the Delaware County Office of Sustainability, go to DelcoPA.Gov/Sustainability.

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