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Volunteers Dig Into Maintenance at Talley-Day Bark Park

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Bob Weiner
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Bob Weiner (R-Chatham) is a New Castle County Councilman.

New Castle County’s Talley-Day dog park is the first fenced-in dog park for dogs in Delaware. Talley-Day County Bark Park is located at 1300 Foulk Road, behind the Brandywine Hundred County Library. The dog park provides separate areas for large and small dogs. It includes two small gated entrance cages with water fountains for people and dogs, and two large fenced areas for the dogs to run free. The only major rule is that dog owners must clean up after their dogs.

Since 2002 when the Talley-Day County Bark Park became a reality, I’ve organized a spring and fall citizens maintenance day to help the short-handed New Castle County Parks Department spread new mulch at our beloved dog park.

This year’s annual fall volunteer mulching will be held on Monday October 15th at 10 am. This has been a tradition, along with the annual spring mulching, since the fenced dog park opened its gates in 2002. The county supplies the mulch from trees it trims throughout the county and citizen volunteers help spread it.

Due to budgetary constraints, citizen volunteers are critically needed to lessen the burdens on local government. Mulch, shovels, pitch forks and wheel barrows will be supplied by New Castle County. Volunteers are encouraged to also bring their own shovels, rakes and pitch forks due to limited County supplies. Please help spread the word…and the mulch! This has been scheduled on a Brandywine School District vacation day so students can earn service hours.

For details contact Louis Hinkle, aide to Councilman Bob Weiner at (302) 395-8362 or email lhinkle@nccde.org.

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