nanticoke watershed alliance kids

Each year as volunteers for the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance (NWA) wade in at Trap Pond to measure the water clarity it is about more than just collecting information, it is about an attitude. As the nonprofit that is responsible for tracking the health of the watershed, the NWA is cultivating a culture of people who both understand and care about the ecosystem’s health. That is why it is so important to have kids involved. Trap Pond State Park in Laurel, Del. is a campground as well as a nature preserve, where people travel in to kayak, canoe, fish and even birdwatch. The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance Wade In incorporates kids as well as adult volunteers in the event as a way of recruiting conservationists of the future as much as to bring a little depth to the children’s day camp experience.  For the adults, the idea is to give them anContinue Reading

Girl with rabbit at Wicomico County Fair

There was gunfire, a lot of it, but no screaming or running. In fact no one even flinched. Kids and adults alike posed before antique tractors, ate popcorn and generally wandered around taking in the county fair. If you’ve never been, let this serve as fair warning. There is gunplay at the Wicomico County Fair and everyone there is fine with it. Art Williams of Felton galloped on horseback, executing balloon after balloon in a demonstration of horsemanship. He and a half-dozen or so other riders were part of a show and competition at the extreme west side of the Wicomico County Fair at Winterplace park. Held, appropriately enough, in the ring nearest the Wicomico County Equestrian center, people lined the fences watching as rider after rider shot as many balloons as he or she could while riding as fast as they dared. And it never got tedious. One riderContinue Reading