Accountability and Transparency

Delaware Nature Society 2020 Audited Financial Statements
Delaware Nature Society Form 990 for 2020

Policies for Members, Donors, Program Participants, Volunteers, and All Website Visitors

Cancellations and Refunds

Unless otherwise noted, requests for withdrawal 3 business days or more prior to the scheduled program date will be honored with no charge. Programs may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Full refunds will be issued for program cancellations.

Inclement Weather and Program Attire

Programs are conducted rain, snow or shine. Dress for the forecasted weather conditions and wear clothing to keep comfortable and dry. Boots or old gym shoes are recommended. In case of inclement weather, activities may be modified and moved indoors. Programs may be canceled and rescheduled or refunded due to severe weather at the discretion of our education staff.

Our COVID Promise

The goal of all our programs and camps is to ensure all our participants have a fun, informative, and safe outdoor experience.  DelNature is taking a conservative approach to relaxing our COVID protocols due to a significant portion of our program participants have not yet had the opportunity to be vaccinated.  To provide the safest environment possible, and in consideration of the state requirements for children’s summer camp programming, we are still requiring masks and social distancing in a variety of programs and delivery locations. Vaccinated adults may remove their masks for outdoor programming when social distancing is possible. We will continue to update these policies as circumstances change.

Privacy and Youth Protection

We respect the privacy of our members, donors, volunteers, and others who support the mission of DelNature. To learn more about our policies and processes beyond the below, call 302.239.2334.

General Browsing Information

If you visit our site to read or download information, we may collect and store general information in order to analyze trends, gather broad demographic information, and monitor site traffic patterns that can help us further develop and improve the design and usefulness of our site.


Your privacy is important to us. Therefore, we will keep your email address and phone number strictly confidential. Periodically, we may share your name and mailing address with our family of business partners to market their services to you. If you prefer us not to share this information, you must notify us in writing. Outside of our family of business partners, we will not share your name or address with anyone.

Personally Identifiable Information

We will explicitly notify you before we collect any personally identifiable information about you (e.g.: your name, email address, contact information, credit card number, etc.) and will not collect any information unless you choose to provide it to us. This information may be shared within our organization for the purposes of responding to any comments or questions you submit and/or providing follow-up information about our organization. In addition, DelNature does not sell, trade or share information about its members, donors, and volunteers without the special permission/decision of the Board of Directors. From time to time we may share this information with other organizations that our Board deems to be of interest/benefit to you.

Other Security Measures

We want to provide our members and supporters with a secure experience whether they are ordering memberships, making a donation, or purchasing nature education merchandise. Our technical security measures include using a service that provides industry standard encryption to secure the transfer of data between your browser and our server. Although we will use all reasonable means to safeguard the privacy of your personal information, transmissions made via the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure.

Online Forms

When our forms ask users to enter sensitive information such as credit card number, that information is encrypted and is protected with the best standard method in the industry. We maintain records of all contributions to DelNature. Personal information is private and confidential and is stored in a secure location accessible only by authorized staff.

Youth Protection

DelNature places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for its youth participants and guests (under age 18). To maintain such an environment, we have adopted the following policy for staff, volunteers and long-term contractors:
View the DelNature Youth Protection Policy (PDF) »

Individuals participating in a program and/or renting a DelNature facility, the following applies to you, please read:
View the Delaware Nature Society Youth Protection Requirements (PDF) »

DelNature has been awarded the Beau Biden Foundation Shield of Protection for protecting youth within our organization.


DelNature reserves the right to use any pictures of program participants to promote our programs unless otherwise notified in writing.

Golden Tomato Flex CSA Market Card Policy

Thank you for investing in the 2021 farming season. I understand as a Delaware Nature Society (DelNature) Golden Tomato Flex CSA Farm Share Market Card holder I am making a financial commitment upfront for access to farm grown produce, eggs, and regional/local fare over a 32-week period, May – November.  My investment is actualized by DelNature/Coverdale Farm Preserve when I actively shop at The Market at Coverdale.  It is my responsibility to come to The Market at Coverdale for the items of my choosing during the market season and hours, no food or fare will be reserved for me and special market hours will not be available.  I understand that the Golden Tomato Card is not a credit/debit card and has no implied warranties. DelNature/Coverdale Farm Preserve is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged cards or any unauthorized card use. The Golden Tomato Card is redeemable for The Market at Coverdale Farm Preserve merchandise only. Unused value remains on card and cannot be redeemed for cash. I recognize that the variety and quantity of produce, eggs, and local fare available depends upon growing conditions that vary from season to season and vendor availability. By participating in this Flex CSA, I am supporting local agriculture, a healthier environment, a healthier citizenry, and ensuring my money stays in my community.