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Founded in 1964, Delaware Nature Society works to improve the environment through conservation, advocacy, and education. Delaware Nature Society is the state affiliate for the National Wildlife Federation and is renowned for its educational programming and advocacy that provides the tools for communities to take action and protect the environment through land preservation and watershed stewardship.

Delaware Nature Society manages over 2,000 acres of land, including four nature preserves, and operates three educational nature centers: Ashland Nature Center, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center and DuPont Environmental Education Center at the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge. Programs are also held at our Coverdale Farm Preserve.

Currently, thousands of members support this important work and over 1,000 volunteers assist the 32-member core staff and interns so that the year-round programs continue to improve and grow.


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Jim White

Jim White
Senior Fellow for Land and Biodiversity Management

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Delaware Nature Society’s Annual Native Plant Sale

May 2, 2017

Delaware Nature Society will hold its annual Native Plant Sale at Coverdale Farm Preserve. The Native Plant Sale is open to the public on Saturday, May 6, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Sunday, May 7, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Member Days are Thursday, May 4, and Friday, May 5, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Admission is free... Read more »

Delaware Nature Society Hosts Earth Day Celebration and 52nd Annual Meeting

April 6, 2017

Delaware Nature Society will be hosting an Earth Day celebration open to the public along with their 52nd Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The annual meeting will be held for members from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Ashland Nature Center in the auditorium. Following the meeting will be several events in celebration of Earth Day free to the public from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM…Read more »

Delaware Nature Society Receives $10,000 Donation from Speakman

March 29, 2017

In celebration of World Water Month, Delaware Nature Society was presented a $10,000 donation from Speakman, the premier maker of high-performance shower heads and plumbing products for over 140 years, today at Speakman’s offices in New Castle, Del....Read more »