Volunteer Opportunities in Beaver Valley

Stream Steward volunteers are learning how to collect data from one of the park’s many water quality monitoring devices.
Stream Steward volunteers are learning how to collect data from one of the park’s many water quality monitoring devices.

The Nature Conservancy-John Hinkson

2019 Events:

Watershed Clean-Up

This event is in partnership with The Nature Conservancy

Help celebrate River Days as part of the Alliance for Watershed Education, by joining us for the Stream Stewards Fall Watershed Clean-up in the Beaver Valley Unit of First State National Historical Park. Volunteers are needed to help protect the watershed by picking up trash and debris in and around the streams that feed into the Brandywine Creek in First State National Historical Park.

Register now to volunteer with us.

This event is free and we will also have fun hands-on activities to learn more about the plants and animals that live in the park. Participants will be provided with gloves, pickers and trash bags. Please dress for the weather and wear clothes and shoes that you do not mind getting dirty and wet. This event is held rain or shine.

Available Volunteer Positions:

Stream Steward

This program is offered in partnership with The Nature Conservancy.

Stream Stewards provides volunteers the opportunity to join in a Citizen Science program that promotes watershed stewardship. Volunteers will be able to collect water quality data to contribute to science based conservation actions that will make a true impact in the park!

“The health of our waters is the principle measure of how we live on the land.” – Luna Leopold

Visit the Stream Stewards website or contact the park's Volunteer Coordinator to learn more about the Stream Stewards program.

Trail Steward

Volunteer trail stewards assist park staff in maintaining the 18 miles of trails in Beaver Valley. Please contact the park's Volunteer Coordinator for more information about this opportunity.

Photographer/Videographer

Volunteer photographers and videographers will document park programs and resources in the Beaver Valley Unit of First State National Historical Park. Positions vary dependent on the individual volunteer's interest or on an as-needed basis.. Please contact the park's Volunteer coordinator for more information about this opportunity.

Last updated: August 20, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

New Castle Court House Museum
Attn: First State NHP
211 Delaware Street

New Castle, DE 19720

Phone:

(302) 544-6363
This phone number is not staffed. You can leave a message on the park's main phone number (302-544-6363) and we will return your call as soon as possible. If you are visiting one of the seven sites, and need specific information, please refer to the "Places to Go" page for phone numbers and addresses of each site.

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