Statement From The Nature Conservancy in Delaware on Sen. Tom Carper’s Retirement

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Wilmington, Delaware A view of Wilmington Delaware from the Christina Riverfront. © Melisa Soysal/TNC

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Statement From The Nature Conservancy in Delaware on Sen. Tom Carper’s Retirement

On May 22, 2023, U.S. Senator Tom Carper of Delaware announced his forthcoming retirement from Congress in 2024. The Nature Conservancy in Delaware released the following statement:

"Thank you to Senator Carper for being a longtime champion of the environment. As governor, his administration significantly increased funding for the Delaware Open Space program resulting in historic investments to conserve natural lands at Cape Henlopen and the White Clay Creek," said TNC Delaware and Pennsylvania Executive Director Lori Brennan.

"As U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee chair, Senator Carper was a key architect of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and a strong voice for cleaner air and water and addressing both the causes and impacts of climate change. The Nature Conservancy will miss his advocacy for Delaware's people, wildlife and our natural world when he retires in 2024."


The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in more than 70 countries and territories, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.