Preserving land is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect our environment. Learn what we’re doing and how you can preserve your land.
Land preservation is effective
Preserving protects our water and air, provides natural wildlife habitat, and enhances the quality of life for the whole community. Studies show that time spent outdoors has real health benefits from improving short-term memory and lowering stress levels to improving your eyesight and living longer (Business Insider Apr. 22, 2016). Not only are these protected lands important to the environment and our communities’ health, but they are an important part of our historical and cultural identity here in Delaware.
A focused preservation plan
Delaware Nature Society’s Land Preservation Program focuses specifically on preserving land through the conservation of outstanding natural areas, stream corridors, woodlands, working lands, connectors between protected lands, and small sites with unique features to afford the best protection of the state’s biodiversity and water resources.
100,000+ acres protected and counting
Since 1964, Delaware Nature Society has been a major force in the protection of the state’s natural heritage and has helped to protect over 100,000 acres through coalition building and advocating for dedicated state funding. The organization manages almost 2,000 acres of land statewide and has protected more than 1200 acres through land acquisitions, conservation easements, and deed restrictions.
One of our citizen-involved land protection programs is the Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway.
If you live in the Red Clay Valley, you can join the Alliance by contacting Ginger North, Director of Conservation.
You can support funding for open space and clean water.