Toast to the Nan­ti­coke to be held May 13

Dorchester Star - - Regional -

VI­ENNA — The Nan­ti­coke Wa­ter­shed Al­liance is host­ing a Toast to the Nan­ti­coke at Lay­ton’s Chance Win­ery from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Fri­day, May 13. This year’s event fo­cuses on “Grow­ing Up Nan­ti­coke,” and author Tom Hor­ton will share his ex­pe­ri­ences grow­ing up on the Marshy­hope Creek, a ma­jor trib­u­tary of the Nan­ti­coke River.

Tick­ets cost $50 and in­clude live mu­sic, heavy hors d’oeu­vres, an open wine bar, river in­for­ma­tion and winer y tours. Ticket sales sup­port the NWA’s pro­grams and ini­tia­tives to conser ve the Nan­ti­coke River wa­ter­shed. Visit https://toast­tothenan­ti­coke2016.eventbrite.com to pur­chase tick­ets or www.nan­ti­cok­eriver.org/events for more in­for­ma­tion.

Founded in 1992, a bis­tate coali­tion es­tab­lished the NWA com­mit­ted to pro­tect­ing the nat­u­ral, cul­tural, and recre­ational re­sources of the Nan­ti­coke River wa­ter­shed. The NWA’s flag­ship pro­gram is an EPA-ap­proved cit­i­zen-science vol­un­teer wa­ter mon­i­tor­ing pro­gram, the Nan­ti­coke Creek watch­ers, which has been awarded two Delaware Gov­er­nor’s Awards and one Mary­land Gov­er­nor’s Award.

Cur­rent Toast to the Nan­ti­coke spon­sors in­clude the Delaware De­part­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources and En­vi­ron­men­tal Con­trol, Friends of the Nan­ti­coke River and KJ Grace LLC. The NWA wel­comes ad­di­tional event spon­sors at all lev­els. For more in­for­ma­tion about spon­sor­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties, con­tact Shelly Baird at shelly­baird@nan­ti­cok­eriver.org or at 410-430-3273.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Toast to the Nan­ti­coke at­ten­dees en­joy a hayride at Lay­ton’s Chance Win­ery dur­ing a past year’s event.

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