In 2006, Don Sharpe, Miller’s longtime ally in protecting the White Clay Creek, proposed to his neighbor, Newark City Councilman Kevin Vonck, that a small park in Newark be named in Dorothy Miller’s honor. Vonck, who knew Miller through his work at the Water Resource Agency, agreed. The Dorothy P. Miller Park is seven acres located off Old Capitol Trail near Porter Chevrolet. In 2008, Miller was recognized with a Jefferson Award for her five decades of volunteering to protect the natural habitat and open space of the White Clay Creek. The record of Dorothy Miller’s efforts and her leadership in saving the White Clay Creek is found in her papers, which are housed in Special Collections at the University of Delaware Library.
Newark (Delaware) Department of Parks and Recreation, Dorothy P. Miller Park dedication (program), 2006 July 26
Items on display in Library exhibit:
1. Lehman, Megan, “Legacy is preserved in a tract forever wild,” (newsclipping) News Journal, 2006 May 25
2. Newark (Delaware) Department of Parks and Recreation, Dorothy P. Miller Park dedication (program), 2006 July 26