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DNREC Capital Plan

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Capital Plan lays out a series of key projects to achieve the Department’s vision. Each demonstrates that strategic environmental investments help drive economic prosperity and growth. By providing sustained funding for these critical infrastructure needs, we will help strengthen Delaware’s economy, while we improve the health
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Office of the Secretary

The Office of the Secretary provides leadership, overall policy guidance, and central administrative services to support the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). Secretary: Shawn M. Garvin Deputy Secretary: Lisa Borin Ogden  

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Secretary Shawn M. Garvin

Shawn M. Garvin joined Governor John Carney’s cabinet in March 2017 as Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, leading the agency tasked with protecting and managing Delaware’s natural resources, protecting public health, providing outdoor recreational opportunities and educating Delawareans about the environment. Secretary Garvin’s career in intergovernmental affairs spans more
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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
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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.

Contact

Maggie Pletta Education Coordinator, DNERR 302.735.3412

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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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Blackbird Creek Reserve

The Blackbird Creek Reserve component of the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) is located upstream from Delaware Route 9 at Taylors Bridge in Townsend, New Castle County. The Blackbird Creek Reserve is on the Delaware Bayshore Byway and includes trails, pavilion and canoe/kayak launch.

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Blackbird Creek Fall Festival

The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) offers a day of free family fun at the Blackbird Creek Fall Festival the third Saturday in October at the Blackbird Creek Reserve in Townsend. The Blackbird Creek Fall Festival fosters stewardship of the Delaware Bayshore by celebrating the richness of estuaries and Delaware’s cultural traditions at our beautiful scenic site at the Delaware National
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Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Spawning Survey

Citizen scientists and state researchers have surveyed the horseshoe crabs spawning along Delaware Bay beaches since 1990. The data they have collected has been key for scientists in monitoring changes in numbers of spawning crabs in the Bay.

Contact

DNERRhsc@gmail.com 302-739-6377

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