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.
Bill and Roseanne Battista with their “backyard” wetland. Learn more in Wetland Restoration in Delaware: A Landowner’s Guide Part 1.
To increase the ease of protection, there are many voluntary programs available to landowners that offer monetary rewards for conserving and preserving their lands.
Learn more about programs currently available in Delaware:
Some additional helpful information for landowners can be found in these Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control booklets:
If you know of another program that could be listed here please contact Alison Rogerson, Watershed Assessment, at 302-739-9939.