|Arbor Day Forest Dedication
Join the Governor and the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control on Arbor Day, when State Parks will be officially recognized within the National Old Growth Network, a national non-profit organization with the goal of protecting mature forests from logging activities while encouraging public access and use of such areas.
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of State Natural Areas, State Parks has identified three State Nature Preserves to be formally dedicated into the National Old Growth Forest Network: Tulip Tree Woods Nature Preserve at Brandywine Creek State Park, Fork Branch Nature Preserve in Dover, and Barnes Woods Nature Preserve outside of Seaford. Delaware, staying true to the First State motto, will be the first state in the nation to dedicate a forest in each county to be identified in the Old Growth Forest Network. This unique dedication will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 27 at Brandywine Creek State Park, and will include a guided walk in the Tulip Tree Woods Nature Preserve. Learn more!