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The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Works with county and local governments to help improve the lives of Delaware residents, and the state’s natural resources.

Wetlands, Flooding & Land Use

Learn about freshwater wetlands and view wetland maps with the Delaware Freshwater Wetland Toolbox. Find out which laws and regulations might apply.

The Delaware Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

Local governments can use a collection of map-based planning tools, including the Delaware Sea Level Rise Inundation Map, federal flood-risk maps (FEMA), and a collection of geospatial data resources provided by Delaware FirstMap.

The Delaware Flood Planning Tool offers an online map to help research flood risk for different properties in Delaware

An interactive Sea Level Rise Inundation Map offers guidance on areas that might be subject to flooding under different sea level rise forecasts

Track land use change reviews under the Delaware Coastal Zone Act

Assistance for Local Governments

Advanced Planning

Project Planning Advances

Sustainable Communities

The Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy offers grant programs, expertise and resources to help local governments, community groups, and partners develop sustainable programs to improve their communities.

The Division also provides model energy conservation standards for local government building and plumbing rules and regulations.

The Delaware Clean Cities Coalition is a collaborative group of transportation professionals, stakeholders, and Delaware state agency representatives that works to reduce petroleum use for transportation.

The Resilient Community Partnership helps communities prepare to respond to coastal hazards as part of their local planning efforts.
The Coastal Training Program offers training and assistance to local governments to help communities make informed decisions.

The Coastal Training Program offers training and assistance to local governments to help communities make informed decisions.

Delaware Database for Funding Resilient Communities

Sustainable Communities Planning Grants

Protecting Water Resources

Construction of Wastewater Facilities

NPDES Permits

Land Treatment of Waste

Wastewater Operator Licensing

Industrial Stormwater Runoff

Emergency Planning

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act (EPCRA) Reporting Program

The Delaware State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs)

Outdoor Recreation Planning and Assistance

Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

Delaware Outdoor Recreation Resources

Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Trails Program

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