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Places We Protect

The Conservancy works at many scales to achieve its mission in Delaware. 

We work with government agencies, private corporations, conservation organizations, members and other Conservancy chapters to conserve the places – oceans & coasts, forests & wetlands, and farmlands – on which people and wildlife depend. This has resulted in the conservation of more than 30,000 acres across Delaware since 1989.

These efforts begin with looking at whole ecological systems that reach beyond Delaware’s borders. With a regional perspective, we get to work on the ground. We invite you to explore and support these places we protect. See you outside!

Whole Ecological Systems

Mid-Atlantic Seascape
Chesapeake Bay
Delaware River Basin & Bay
   - Delaware Bayshores
   - Brandywine-Christina Watershed

Nature Preserves You Can Visit

Pemberton Forest Nature Preserve
    Ponders Tract
    [NOTE: Although it is the only portion of the nature preserve open to the public, Ponders closes
    to the public for deer hunting season on Wednesday August 27, 2014 and reopens on
    Friday, January 15, 2015.
Edward H. McCabe Nature Preserve
NOTE: The Edward H. McCabe Preserve will be closed to public access on the following dates in 2014: September 5, 6, 19, 25, 27; October 3, 10, 11, 13, 25, 30, 31; November 6, 10, 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22; December 13, 16, 19, 20; and in 2015 on January 17, 20, 22, 24, 28, 30.

Partner Sites You Can Visit

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Delaware State Parks
Delaware Birding Trail
Marian R. Okie Memorial Wildlife Nature Preserve at Poplar Thicket
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Oversee Farm

Nature Preserves Closed to the Public

Bullseye-Ferry Landing Nature Preserve
Middleford North Nature Preserve
Milford Neck Nature Preserve
Pemberton Forest Nature Preserve, Pemberton Tracts
Sowbridge Branch Nature Preserve

We’re Accountable

The Nature Conservancy makes careful use of your support.

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