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Welcome

Friends of (the future) Wooddale Preserve

Friends of (the future) Wooddale Preserve

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A community/public/private partnership working to preserve the open space at the former Hercules golf course.

Sign the Petition!

Show your support by signing our petition, and then share with friends and neighbors.

MISSION:

To transform the former Hercules golf course into permanently protected public open space as a natural area for passive recreation.


OBJECTIVES:

  • Meet the outdoor needs of area residents including walking, biking, birdwatching and other outdoor activities
  • Protect environmentally sensitive areas and wildlife
  • Protect the water quality of Red Clay Creek, reducing the amount of impervious surface and development close to the creek
  • Decrease the amount of traffic
  • Provide the local communities with needed passive recreation
  • Promote New Castle County stated objective to preserve open space


BENEFITS:

  • Ensures a continuing legacy of adequate recreational opportunities
  • Improves quality of life
  • Mitigates storm impacts
  • Protects the floodplain 
  • Extends protection of the Red Clay Creek watershed water quality
  • Protects or increases property values
  • Balances the cost of overdevelopment
  • Enhances tourism
  • Maintains cost of services for taxpayers, rather than increases due to development impact (increased demand for services)
  • Educational opportunities for area children

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About Us

Our Goal

We are a community-based organization focused on raising the community and financial support necessary to permanently protect the former Hercules golf course in norther Delaware.  We are partnering with stakeholder groups and government agencies and elected officials who share the goal of protecting our natural resources, our water quality, and expanding opportunities for experiences in Nature for all ages, and for future generations.

Get Involved

Are you passionate about our purpose? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Thank You

Whether you help through a monetary pledge, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

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Letters of Support have been received from:

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