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Resilient and Sustainable Communities Summit

Nearly 200 people attended the first annual Delaware Resilient and Sustainable Communities Summit at the Del Tech Conference Center on November 27, 2017. The event drew a diverse audience from throughout Delaware, including representatives from 22 towns, 16 Nonprofit and Community Groups, 15 Federal and State Agencies, 14 professional services companies, six county and regional
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Resilient and Sustainable Communities League

The Delaware Resilient and Sustainable Communities League is a group of 14 member organizations that coordinate together to help assist Delaware’s communities as they adapt to the impacts of climate change and work towards a more sustainable future.

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Kelly Valencik Coastal Training Coordinator
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Past Projects

Delaware’s Coastal Management Program and the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve are energetic, evolving programs whose focus remains on the management and enhancement of Delaware’s coastal environment. But projects, opportunities, and areas of study change over time. This is an archive of information about some past projects. Delaware Bay Wave Buoys
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The Delaware Coastal Management Program

From the Delaware Bay to the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware’s coastal resources contribute to its economy, environment, and quality of life. The Delaware Coastal Management Program (DCMP) is a
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Stakeholder Interviews

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has invited a number of representatives of different Delaware groups to participate in an initial set of stakeholder interviews to help guide DNREC in developing the process it will use to develop regulations for Coastal Zone Conversion Permits.
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Green Eggs and Sand

Green Eggs & Sand is an innovative workshop experience and set of curriculum modules designed to explore the Atlantic Coast horseshoe crab (HSC)/shorebird phenomenon and management controversy.

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Maggie Pletta Education Coordinator, DNERR 302.735.3412

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The Delaware Coastal Zone Act

The Coastal Zone Act Program regulates existing heavy industrial activities, as well as new and existing manufacturing activities in Delaware’s Coastal Zone. Certain new activities, such as the bulk transfer of raw materials, are not allowed in the Coastal Zone, which runs the length of the state.
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Coastal Zone Conversion Permits

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) will develop regulations to implement a new permit process to allow industrial reuse of 14 existing sites of heavy industry use within Delaware’s Coastal Zone.
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History of the Coastal Zone Act

Then-Governor Russell Peterson signed the Delaware Coastal Zone Act (7 Del.C., Chapter 70) into law on June 28, 1971. The Governor and General Assembly of 1971 recognized that the coastal areas of Delaware are the most critical areas for the future of the State in terms of quality of life. The law is designed to protect Delaware’s
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St. Jones Reserve

The St. Jones Reserve component of the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) is located on the north shore of the St. Jones River, off Kitts Hummock Road, south of Dover in Kent County and includes a portion of Delaware Bay. The St. Jones Reserve is on the Delaware Bayshore Byway and includes a Visitor Center and a two-mile nature trail.

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