Executive - Press Release

Posted on: October 26, 2017

Volunteers sought for Talley Day Bark Park cleanup on November 6

Sign up to participate by contacting 302-395-8362 or lhinkle@nccde.org

New Castle, DE – New Castle County seeks volunteers for a Talley Day Bark Park cleanup, set for Monday, November 6 beginning at 10 a.m. Talley Day Bark Park is located at 1308 Foulk Road, behind the Brandywine Hundred Library.

Spearheaded by New Castle County Council member Bob Weiner with support from the county’s Department of Special Services, this annual event leverages community volunteers to spread mulch and provide minor cleanup. The mulch helps keep the park surface free of mud puddles and craters and reduces dust and dirt in the heavily-used dog park. Community members of all ages participate in this annual event. Some local schools will be closed on November 6, providing an opportunity for youth to earn volunteer service credits by participating.

“The Talley Day Bark Park is one of our most popular facilities, welcoming hundreds of visitors each week,” said Councilman Bob Weiner. “For more than a decade residents have joined together to pitch in and keep it clean. I invite you to support this public/private partnership to feel a sense of ownership and keep this treasured county bark park in good repair.”

The cleanup is expected to be complete within two hours. However, volunteers are welcome to participate in any amount of time they are available. Volunteers are asked to bring their own rakes, shovels and pitchforks and to wear comfortable outdoor clothing.

“Our New Castle County bark parks provide safe and welcoming environments for our four-legged friends to play and stay healthy,” said County Executive Matt Meyer. “Just as importantly, they bring neighbors together and build a stronger sense of community. I appreciate Councilman Weiner’s leadership in organizing the Talley Day Bark Park cleanup and the community’s stewardship of our valued resource.”

To participate in the November 6 Bark Park cleanup, please contact Louis Hinkle, aide to Councilman Bob Weiner, at (302) 395-8362 or email lhinkle@nccde.org.

Learn more about the Talley Day Bark Park and a history of community-driven cleanup events by visiting www.bobweiner.com/TalleyDayBarkPark.asp.

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Contact: Jason Miller, Director of Communications, 302-545-1462

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