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A listing of permit and lease applications to the DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section.
It’s Mother’s Day and American Wetlands Month. We thought we’d combine the two to bring you one article about some of the moms who raise their young in Delaware’s marsh areas – osprey, spring peepers and muskrats.
The DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section will conduct a public hearing on a Subaqueous Lands Lease application for Matthew Eisenmann to maintain a pier and build a pier extension, a floating platform, and a boat lift in Herring Creek.
Timothy and Cheri Gavin have applied to maintain and use a pier and dock and to build two dock extensions, two boat lifts, two PWC lifts, and three catwalks on Peppers Creek, at 120 Creekside Drive, Dagsboro.
A listing of recent applications for permits, leases and water quality certifications to the DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section.
The DNREC Secretary has issued an order which authorizes 204 Salisbury Exchange, LLC to build and use a pier, install two docks and three mooring pilings in Head of Bay Cove, Rehoboth Bay, at 204 Salisbury Street, Rehoboth Beach.
John and Catherine Yost have applied for a permit to build a wetland walkway in State-regulated wetlands, a pier, and a dock in Deep Hole Creek at 1501 South Bayshore Drive, Milton.
A listing of applications to the DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands branch for subaqueous lands and marina permits.
A listing of applications for permits and leases to the DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section, including proposed renewals of two Statewide Activity Approvals.
A listing of applications for permits and leases to the DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section.
A listing of recent wetlands and subaqueous lands applications to the DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section.
DNREC will hold a virtual public hearing on an application for a lease and permits to build a new 10-slip marina in Herring Creek near the end of Sisters Lane, in Millsboro.
Residences at River Place, LLC proposes to fill 1,982 square feet of non-tidal wetlands as part of a project to construct two apartment buildings with thirty six units each at The Residences at Riverplace Phase 3, Riverplace Drive, Seaford.
A listing of recent subaqueous lands permit applications to the DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section.
Diamond State Port Corporation has applied to conduct annual maintenance dredging in the Christina River during a 10-year period at the Port of Wilmington.
There are multiple opportunities for wetland education and field trips in Delaware. They include opportunities within the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and among our conservation partners. DNREC Opportunities The Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Aquatic Research Education Center (AREC) offers extensive wetland education materials for teachers, a field
Wetlands protect us against flooding and erosion of our shores.
A collection of wetland health reports from the DNREC Watershed Assessment Section. Wetland Publications Library Wetland Health Reports Management Plans and Monitoring Protocols Long-Term Wetlands Monitoring
A collection of long-term wetlands monitoring documents from the DNREC Watershed Assessment Section. Wetland Publications Library Wetland Health Reports Management Plans and Monitoring Protocols Long-Term Wetlands Monitoring
Whether your property is in a suburban, urban, or rural landscape you can adopt several watershed and wetland friendly behaviors that will reduce your impact on the waters and land downstream of you. Here are some of the simple changes, and the more dedicated changes, you can make each day
Here is a list of mapping and geospatial data resources related to wetlands in Delaware. Delaware FirstMap NOTE: To view map data while in the map viewer, hover over layers in the Contents section on the left sidebar and select the table icon.
Even with numerous federal and state level protection efforts, many nontidal (e.g., headwater tributaries) and isolated (e.g., flooded forests, seasonal ponds) wetlands are threatened because of gaps in existing regulations or are being impacted illegally due to limited enforcement activity. Legally, wetlands are permitted to be impacted on a small
DNREC and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays host an annual Water Family Fest at the James Farm Ecological Preserve, in Ocean View. The event highlights the work of each organization to improve Delaware’s wetlands, water, and recreational shorelines.
Plants are a key factor for identifying wetlands. The Delaware Wetland Plant Field Guide aims to make distinguishing wetlands easier by providing a transportable plant guide for use by the public, scientists, and practitioners alike.
Alison Rogerson Watershed Assessment
A collection of wetlands education and outreach materials from the DNREC Watershed Assessment Section. Wetland Publications Library Wetland Health Reports Management Plans and Monitoring Protocols
Long-Term Wetlands Monitoring
By understanding the health of our wetlands, we also can better understand how to restore them and protect them from actions that cause damage..
Alison Rogerson Delaware Wetlands 302-739-9939
The Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program, known as Delaware Wetlands, provides quality reports on the status, health and function of Delaware’s wetlands. It collaborates with other government agencies, businesses, non-profits and universities to further wetland research.
Nearly 30 percent of Delaware is covered in wetlands, offering residents and visitors alike the opportunity to explore and enjoy everything wetlands have to offer. Whether it’s visiting one of the nature centers, or taking a hike through a park, wetlands are easily accessible across the state. So grab your friends and family and
Delaware’s Wetlands Status and Trends reports are based on the results of wetland trends analyses performed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) Program for Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Two reports have been published, one in 2001 and another in 2011. The
The Mispillion and Cedar Creek watersheds are located in southeastern Kent County and northeastern Sussex County. In Delaware this watershed includes the cities and towns of Milford, Houston, Lincoln and Slaughter Beach. Wetland Assessment Reports
The Appoquinimink River watershed is located within New Castle County and contains the Towns of Odessa, Middletown and Townsend. It drains into the Delaware Bay, encompassing 58,591 acres of land. Wetland Assessment Reports
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Wetlands provide many important economic, social, and environmental benefits.
The Broadkill River watershed in Sussex County encompasses 68,500 acres within the Delaware Bay and Estuary Basin. Twenty percent of the watershed is covered in wetlands. Wetland Assessment Reports Wetland Assessments Home
A collection of wetlands videos from the DNREC Watershed Assessment Section. All links below will open in YouTube. Wetland Publications Library Wetland Health Reports Management Plans and Monitoring Protocols
Unique and rare wetland communities surrounding the Inland Bays include Atlantic White Cedar swamps, sea-level fens, and interdunal swales providing habitat for numerous rare plants and animals. Wetland Assessment Reports Wetland Assessments Home
Living shorelines are a method of shoreline stabilization and protection for wetlands built using natural materials and native plants. It’s a new way of managing shorelines; below are some of the often-asked questions about living shorelines and answers you can use.
Delaware is a state rich with wetlands that vary from forested vernal ponds, to highly productive salt marshes, to unique Bald Cypress Swamps. As stewards of these great resources it is our responsibility to slow the loss of wetland acreage, improve the health of remaining wetlands and work together to better understand and share with
Located in Kent County, the Murderkill watershed covers 28,000 hectares (69,000 acres) within the Delaware Bay and Estuary Basin. This watershed contains many key natural heritage and wildlife habitats such as coastal plain streams and ponds, impoundments, wetlands and beach dunes. Rare wetland habitats including coastal plain ponds and bald cypress riverine patches are located
Over the past century, Delaware has experienced a sea level rise of more than one foot. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the rate of sea level rise will increase over the next century. This will lead to the loss of coastal wetlands in Delaware.
Located in the Coastal Plain physiographic region, the Nanticoke River watershed historically was very rich in wetland resources which covered an estimated 46 percent of the land area. Wetland Assessment Reports Wetland Assessments Home
The Delaware Wetland Warrior Award is presented to those who have demonstrated exemplary efforts to benefit Delaware wetlands in the areas of outreach and education, monitoring and assessment, or restoration and protection.
Alison Rogerson Delaware Wetlands
A living shoreline is a method of shoreline stabilization and protection for wetlands that is built using natural materials and native plants. They are a habitat friendly alternative to rip rap, bulkhead or stone revetments.
This page contains an archive of materials from past Delaware Delaware Wetlands Conferences. Each year, the conference grows and expand to meet the needs of attendees. Please share your thoughts, or questions, with Alison Rogerson, at 302-739-9939. 2020 Delaware Wetlands Conference – Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, Delaware
Located in Kent County, the St. Jones River watershed covers 57,643 acres of the Delaware Bay Basin. The St. Jones River is dammed at Silver Lake in Dover and then winds 10 miles through residential and commercially developed areas, the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the Ted Harvey Wildlife Area, before emptying into Delaware
Wetlands purify our water by removing sediments and other pollutants including chemicals. Wetlands also filter and process excess nutrients that may runoff from agricultural and development sites. Wetlands have been called “the kidneys of our watersheds.” Wetlands Purify
A collection of management plans and monitoring protocols from the DNREC Watershed Assessment Section. Wetland Publications Library Wetland Health Reports Management Plans and Monitoring Protocols
Long-Term Wetlands Monitoring
The Wetland Monitoring and Assessment program is tasked with the job of assessing the health of Delaware’s wetlands. To complete this task, each summer season a field crew assesses the health of wetlands on a watershed level.
The Christina Watershed is located in New Castle County, extending north and west into Maryland and Pennsylvania. In Delaware this watershed includes the cities and towns of Wilmington, Elsmere, Newark, and Christiana. Wetland Assessment Reports
The Smyrna River watershed encompasses 71 square miles and is composed of three sub-watersheds: Smyrna River, Duck Creek, and Cedar Swamp-Delaware Bay. It is located partially in Kent County and partially in New Castle County. The watershed is within the Delaware Bay and Estuary Basin, so all of its waters drain into the Delaware Bay.
Approximately 45 percent of all wetlands in the state are located on privately owned lands, with the remaining wetlands found on both state and federal lands. With nearly half of Delaware’s wetlands found on private lands it is important for landowners to recognize the benefits wetlands provide and work towards conserving and preserving them.