Healthy Waters

Waterways fuel our economy, inspire artists, refresh our spirits, and shape our culture and history. Improving the health of our waterways improves our drinking water and benefits wildlife.

Working and Natural Lands

We are a powerful force in protecting lands for conservation and preserving agricultural lands. Delaware’s diverse ecosystems – including forests, abundant wetlands, and agricultural lands – fuel our region’s economic and cultural prosperity. Our regenerative and resilient land practices improve Delaware’s ecosystems, ensuring food and habitats for people and wildlife.

Protecting Habitats and Wildlife

From a meadow filled with native grasses to the rolling waters of the Christina River, we work to protect habitats and native wildlife of all types while facing the pressures of development and a changing climate.

Delaware Bans Plastic Bags

Plastic pollution is a hazard to public health, wildlife, and our environment. In April 2019, legislation was introduced in Delaware’s General Assembly that would cut back on the amount of plastic pollution by banning single-use plastic bags. This bill, House Bill 130 (HB 130), restricts retailers over a certain size from giving plastic bags to customers. Only under certain circumstances would plastic bags still be given, including for damp or loose food items, or for hazardous chemical items such as pesticides…

Run the Mill Trail 5K

Friday, September 13
Abbott’s Mill Nature Center
Race the trails at sunset. Awards, craft beer, chili, cornbread, ice cream.

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Farm to Fork

Saturday, September 21
Coverdale Farm Preserve
Join our delicious culinary experience set in the rolling farm landscape at sunset.

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Frontiers in Ornithology: A Symposium for Youth

Saturday, September 28
Ashland Nature Center
Discover avian research technologies for future careers.

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Harvest Moon Festival

Saturday, October 5
(Raindate October 6)
Coverdale Farm Preserve
Our annual fall festival for all ages – hayrides, music, beer garden, food, activities.

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