The people of DNREC work in many ways to achieve a healthy environment where people can work, play, and enjoy Delaware’s outdoor resources. Research, management, stewardship, and education help reach those goals. Environmental Perspectives tells some of the stories of this work through the use of data and the knowledge and experience of our dedicated employees.
The Atlantic horseshoe crab is a keystone species supporting multiple important ecosystems and industries.
DNREC has made significant progress in adopting effective methods to reduce emissions at the lowest costs.
The Watershed Approach to Toxics Assessment and Restoration (WATAR) uses cutting edge science.
Delaware’s beaches are important for recreation, storm protection, and wildlife habitat.
Wetlands play a vital role in Delaware, but are being lost to development, storms and sea-level rise.
DNREC field trips teach about the historical, cultural, and natural significance of the environment.
Getting to Know Wetlands
Wetlands can be identified in many different ways and each area is important for its own reasons.