Working to make the Park its best...
Parks, especially one as large and diverse as Cape Henlopen State Park, require constant attention and effort. We assess, plan and organize regular events to help keep the Park clean, beautiful and in good condition.
Monthly Trail Days
One of the most important activities we undertake is aimed at keeping the Park’s trails clear and safe. On "Trail Days", Friends and other volunteers engage in regular trail cleaning, clearing maintenance and other projects..
Trail Days are held on the 2nd. Saturday of every month, weather permitting. Next regular dates are: July 13th. & August 10th.
To participate, just join the group who gather at the Nature Center at 9:00 am . Work usually ends around noon.
Coastal Cleanup - September 14th. 2019
Each year The Friends of Cape Henlopen takes part in a state wide Coastal Clean Up that runs from Wilmington all the way south to Fenwick Island. This year marks the 32nd year of this event. In partnership with the Delaware State Parks we will be hosting a day for volunteers to gather to clean-up the beaches within our Park. This is part of an international movement to raise the awareness of the health of our shorelines and waterways.
Please plan to join us on Sept 14, 2019 at 9AM at the POINT Parking Lot in Cape Henlopen State Park.
National Trails Day - June 6th. 2020
National Trails Day is an annual event held on the first Saturday in June. It is part of a Nationwide event designed to broaden participation in such activities. Often outside groups such as scout troops or clubs arrange to participate, and we have additional projects to accommodate the efforts of the volunteers. To participate, simply show up at the Hawkwatch Picnic Pavilion in the Park at 9 am on the first Saturday in June. There, volunteers are split into groups to work on the various projects.
At noon on National Trail Day, the Village Improvement Association
generously provides lunch for everyone at the Picnic Pavilion.
Volunteers also receive a free commemorative Tshirt