DelNature Wants To Hear From You On Clean Water

Delaware Nature Society’s (DelNature) Clean Water Campaign is seeking the public’s opinion on the health, quality, and safety of Delaware’s water via a survey linked below. Respondents who complete the Delaware water survey here will be eligible for one of multiple drawings of a $10 Amazon gift card.

“Delaware, we want to hear from you. Your input informs our work to create a more healthy, sustainable environment for people and wildlife through education, advocacy, and conservation,” said DelNature Director of Advocacy and External Affairs Emily Knearl.

Delaware’s Clear Choice Campaign is a statewide education and outreach effort. The goal is to secure additional state funding to improve Delaware’s waterways and drinking water sources. Now more than ever clean water is essential to everyone. Contaminated water doesn’t just affect fish and wildlife living in our local waters, it impacts our everyday lives through the food we eat, the streams, rivers, lakes, and bays near our homes, our health, and our economy.

The Fiscal Year 2020 budget increased its investments in clean water up to $20 million and fully funded Open Space and Farmland Preservation at $10 million each, showing strengthened commitment from the General Assembly and Governor. Due to state budget challenges clean water funding was reduced in the current state fiscal year. DelNature and the Clean Water Campaign will advocate for clean water to remain an urgent priority in fiscal year 2022 . According to the Flood Abatement Taskforce, 90% of Delaware’s waterways are polluted, 100 miles of Delaware’s waters have fish consumption advisories, and Delaware faces an annual deficit of $100 million to address our water quality needs.

Delaware Nature Society and the Clean Water Campaign appreciates your participation and wants you to know that we respect your privacy. Your contact information will not be used for any third-party solicitation purposes.

Delaware Nature Society’s (DelNature) mission is to connect people with the natural world and improve our environment through education, advocacy, and conservation. Founded in 1964, DelNature is a state affiliate for the National Wildlife Federation. We provide the tools for communities to take action and promote the health of the environment through land preservation, wildlife protection, watershed stewardship, and more. We manage over 2,000 acres of land and operate four educational sites: Ashland Nature CenterAbbott’s Mill Nature CenterDuPont Environmental Education Center, and Coverdale Farm Preserve.

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