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Drainage and Stormwater Assistance

Each year thousands of Delawareans express concerns about drainage and stormwater. In many cases, residents don’t know who to contact if they have a problem. Several state and local agencies, including DNREC, DelDOT, conservation districts and municipal public works programs can help resolve drainage and flooding related problems.

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Drainage Programs

The Drainage Programs work with landowners, tax ditch organizations and federal, state and local agencies to improve drainage, stormwater management and water quality in Delaware.

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Drainage Program 302-855-1955
The Drainage Programs manage regulatory and non-regulatory programs, including educational
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Do-it-Yourself Phragmites Control Tips

The Division of Fish and Wildlife offers a phragmites control cost-share program to help landowners control larger stands of phragmites. There are steps landowners can take themselves to control smaller areas of phragmites. Herbicides That Can be Used
Sources for Aquatic Glyphosate
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Cost Share Program Questions and Answers

A list of frequently asked questions, and answers, about the phragmites control cost-share program offered by the Division of Fish and Wildlife.

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James Joachimowski Impoundment/Habitat Biologist 302-284-4916
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Facts About Phragmites

Phragmites has been present in Delaware’s marshes for a long time. In fact, research shows that Phragmites (Phragmites australis) has been a part of the wetland ecosystem of North America for over 11,000 years. However, in the 1950s, Phragmites was identified as problematic in North American wetlands as a non-native European hybrid began to wreak
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Private Lands Assistance

Delaware is a biologically diverse state with hardwood forests, swamps and coastal marshes that support over 400 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Despite significant strides in conservation, much of the wildlife habitat in Delaware remains isolated, degraded and unprotected as more land is converted to urban, commercial and industrial uses. [column md=”5″
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Reducing Flooding in Coastal Communities

DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs (DCP) office has partnered with a group of seven unique coastal municipalities on a comprehensive assessment of impervious surface coverage. The project will produce community-specific strategies for reducing existing and future impervious surface coverage and increasing stormwater infiltration. Local Leadership
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Information for Businesses

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control permits and regulates many business activities. It also offers assistance programs to help business and industry thrive in Delaware. Administrative Law DNREC Regulations Public Hearings Public Notices Secretary’s Orders Assistance and Advice
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Outdoor Enthusiasts

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control offers information and programs for hunters, anglers, bird-watchers, campers, bikers, hikers, swimmers and people who like to lie on their backs in the grass and gaze up at the clouds. Choose Your State Park Alapocas Run State Park
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Information for Government

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 and Land Use Learn about freshwater wetlands and view wetland maps with the Delaware Freshwater Wetland Toolbox. Find out
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Information for Homeowners

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has a number of programs for homeowners. The Department regulations onsite wastewater systems and asbestos. It provides grants and homeowner assistance. And it offers guidance on a wide variety of subjects of interest to homeowners. Your Property
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City of Newark Municipal Green Energy Program

The City of Newark offers grants to support photovoltaic, geothermal, solar water heating, and wind turbine renewable energy projects. Only customers who receive an electric bill directly from the City of Newark are eligible for this program.
Applications Photovoltaic Solar Hot Water Heating
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City of Milford Municipal Green Energy Program

The City of Milford offers grants to support geothermal, solar water heating, and wind turbine renewable energy projects. Only customers who receive an electric bill directly from the City of Dover are eligible for this program.
Applications Solar Hot Water Heating Geothermal
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Renewable Energy Assistance

Grant funds and incentives are available to promote the use of renewable energy in Delaware. The Green Energy Program includes several different types of green energy funding programs from the state’s major electric utilities.
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Weatherization Assistance Program

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) offers a free Weatherization Assistance Program to help establish comfortable, energy-saving homes. The program, run through the Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy, helps homeowners and renters cut their energy bills by weatherproofing and improving the energy efficiency of their homes. Many households spend a
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Business Assistance

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) provides free assistance to all new and existing small businesses in Delaware through the Small Business Ombudsman and the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program. They help businesses understand the requirements of Delaware’s environmental programs and help find ways to comply with them in the easiest and
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Community Environmental Project Fund

The Community Environmental Project Fund (CEPF) provides money to support the restoration of the environment in communities that were damaged by environmental pollution. The fund was created by the Delaware General Assembly in 2004 (74 Del. Laws, c. 203). The legislation authorizes the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) to establish a
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Community Involvement Advisory Council

The Community Involvement Advisory Council (CIAC) works to increase community participation and the flow of information between communities and the department. And it facilitates dialogue among all stakeholders during the decision-making process.
Council Members Chair William E. Pelham, A.I.A. Business/Industry Vice Chair
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Community Ombudsman

The Community Ombudsman serves as a liaison between the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and communities throughout the state. The ombudsman helps communities identify and understand environmental problems. And helps the department understand the needs of communities.

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Regulatory Advisory Service

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) offers a free advisory service to help businesses learn about, and navigate, the regulations and permit requirements that apply to new or expanding businesses.

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Michelle Jacobs Small Business Ombudsman
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Division of Community Affairs

The Division of Community Affairs (formerly the Office of Community Services) oversees enforcement of Delaware environmental laws and regulations, provides assistance to businesses throughout the state, helps facilitate communications between the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the communities it serves, and acts as a liaison between the department and the General
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Community Affairs Contacts

Patrick J. Emory Director 23530 Campbell Circle Georgetown, DE 19947 302-855-1915 patrick.emory@delaware.gov  

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Environmental Crimes Unit

The Environmental Crimes Unit investigates environmental crimes and enforces a wide variety of environmental laws and regulations for the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).
The Environmental Crimes Unit is part of the Delaware Natural Resources Police, which includes the Environmental Crimes Unit, the Delaware
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