Environmental advocacy

Help us speak out for water, wildlife, and land conservation so wildlife and our communities thrive

For over four decades, the Delaware Nature Society has worked aggressively, through a scientific, fact-based approach, to be a leading voice encouraging conservation and protection of our region's natural resources. We have worked to gain funding for farmland and open space preservation, protect threatened and endangered species such as the red knot, and advocate for sound, environmentally responsible energy policies. As the state affiliate for the National Wildlife Federation, the Delaware Nature Society addresses more than 50 environmental issues on the federal, state, and local level.

We need your help! Contribute your voice and act!

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Clean Water Rally

3rd Annual Clean Water Rally | Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Rally 10:30 am – Noon | Legislative Meetings* (optional) 12:30 pm – 4 pm | Family | FREE for everyone | Meets at Legislative Hall in Dover, DE

Rally 10:30 am - Noon  |  Optional Legislative Meetings* 12:30 pm – 4 pm

All ages welcome, free for everyone.
Meet at the Legislative Mall in Dover, DE (directions)

Celebrate the amazing role water plays in your life with our community of Water Warriors while enjoying festivities like FREE food from local food trucks and presentations from our Alliance Members! RSVP now and get a FREE T-shirt at the event.

*Optional: In the afternoon, discuss why clean water is important to you with your state senators and state representatives and be heard!

Registration is required!
Register for our Clean Water Rally

Learn to be a Water Warrior

Wednesday, March 28, 6 - 7:30 pm

Learn what beneficial creatures you can support in your urban garden. Be a good water steward while keeping your plants, pollinators and wildlife happy. Led by Lori Athey and Laura Miller.

Members: $12, Others: $15
Meets at DuPont Environmental Education Center: 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 656-1490
03/28/2018 - 03/28/2018
6:00PM - 7:30PM
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Adult
Birding, Botany, Gardening/Farming, Insects, Water
Wednesday, April 11, 5 pm - 6 pm

Why does our water need protecting? How can I decrease pollution, improve drinking water quality, and protect our beautiful landscape? Get a deeper look into how additional funding for clean water initiatives can have a positive impact in Delaware. Led by Laura Miller and Chris Klarich

Pre-registration required. Register on-line or call (302) 239-2334
Meets at Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin DE 19707

04/11/2018 - 04/11/2018
5:00PM - 6:00PM
at: Ashland
age: Adult 18+
Advocacy, Free, Water
Wednesday, May 9, 5 pm - 7 pm

Learn simple, low-cost ways to improve water quality in your backyard and community. Equip yourself with knowledge on grassroots advocacy and put it to use by contacting elected officials and the media. Support efforts to clean up the waterways near you. Led by Laura Miller and Chris Klarich

Pre-registration required. Register on-line or call (302) 239-2334
Meets at Dupont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington DE

05/09/2018 - 05/09/2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Adult 18+
Advocacy, Water, Free

Support our Clean Water Campaign for Delaware's Future

We need your help

I Choose Clean Water Delaware Campaign

Join Delaware Nature Society in supporting the Clean Water: Delaware's Clear Choice initiative by signing the pledge.
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I Choose Clean Water Delaware Campaign

Clean Water: Delaware's Clear Choice

On March 4, 2015, Delaware Nature Society, along with our partners Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and Center for the Inland Bays, launched a statewide clean water campaign.

The Clean Water: Delaware's Clear Choice campaign will:

  • Build an alliance of Delaware stakeholders to support sustainable funding for clean water.
  • Support efforts to ensure that funding for clean water improvement projects places an emphasis on green infrastructure projects.
  • Lay critical groundwork to further educate and connect residents to their local waterways and empower them to take action to improve the quality of these waterways.

We believe that securing funding for clean water can lead to a cleaner environment, healthier crops and food sources, improved economy, and increased tourism. By securing support for clean water initiatives throughout the state, we are securing a better, stronger Delaware. Clean water is truly Delaware’s clear choice.

The campaign is funded by the William Penn Foundation .

To learn more about the campaign itself and show your support visit www.cleanwaterdelaware.org