February 25, 2015
New Castle, DE
October 06, 2014
National Park Service is in the process of initiating planning for the park Learn More
September 12, 2014
$100 Million in New Resilience and Restoration Investments to Strengthen Communities in Areas Damaged by Hurricane Sandy
June 16, 2014
The Nature Conservancy will work on nine projects to promote long-term coastal resiliency. Learn More
June 10, 2014
Dogfish founder makes a Delaware-to-Maine boat trip raising thousands for The Nature Conservancy Learn More
Chester, New Jersey
April 04, 2014
Part of $35 million investment in the Delaware River watershed to protect drinking water for 17 million people. Learn More
Federal and state officials, conservation partners celebrate two $1M grants benefiting Delaware’s Bayshore and beyond.
Bowers Beach, Delaware
April 23, 2014
Grants support adding nearly 750 acres added to Ted Harvey Conservation Area, and the protection and restoration of nearly 2,000 acres of wetlands and associated uplands. Learn More
The Nature Conservancy and the University of Delaware Partner on an Innovative Market-based Funding Mechanism for Brandywine-Christina
April 04, 2014
Part of $35 million investment by William Penn Foundation in Delaware River watershed to protect drinking water for 15 million people
July 09, 2013
The LEAF program enables summer interns to learn, work and play in nature. Learn More
May 29, 2013
A new program rewards outdoor recreation and Delaware exploration. Learn More
February 14, 2012
Richard I.G. Jones, Jr. takes on his new role in March. Learn More
Delaware Public Media
February 13, 2015
Environmentalists are seeking political support for a fresh attempt to give federal protection to water quality, fish stocks and recreational opportunities in the Delaware River Basin. Read more.
January 09, 2015
A key coastal wetland property, part of the Thousand Acre Marsh near Port Penn, will be conserved through a $731,399 federal grant awarded to DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2015 National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program (NCWCG). The grant will be used, along with matching state and private contributions, to acquire a 140-acre property, bringing a total of 528 acres of the Thousand Acre Marsh under permanent protection. Conservation of the property protects and expands access to globally-significant wildlife habitat within the Delaware Bayshore. Read more.
Rivers & Lakes
October 09, 2014
Wetlands, historically seen as the smelly armpit of American habitat types, have more recently been heralded for the flood protection and water filtration work they do. Today, after centuries of development that has severely decreased their size, they face a different threat: sea level rise. Read more.
Yale Environment 360
Rivers & Lakes
July 28, 2014
Along the Delaware River estuary, efforts are underway to restore wetlands lost due to centuries of human activity. With sea levels rising, coastal communities there and and elsewhere in the U.S. and Europe are realizing the value of wetlands as important buffers against flooding and tidal surges. Read more.
March 28, 2014
WHYY's program, First, features a segment focusing on the future of clean water in Delaware. The Conservancy's Delaware State Director, Richie Jones, weighs in.
March 12, 2014
Delaware State Director Richie Jones, and the University of Delaware's Water Resources Agency Director Jerry Kauffman, weigh in on why it's important for Delawareans to invest in clean water.
July 17, 2013
LEAF interns are putting academics to practice around the First State. Read it here
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