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  Category: Delaware Coastal Programs


DNREC, DNERR collaborate on new national study examining sea level rise in tidal marshes

Delaware Coastal Programs | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Date Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017

The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR), a partnership between DNREC and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), recently collaborated with 15 other National Estuarine Research Reserves in 13 coastal states on a first-in-the-nation research study that examined the capabilities of tidal marshes to keep pace with sea level rise. Results of the pioneering study, “Rising to the Challenge: Will Tidal Marshes Survive Rising Seas?” were recently published in Biological Conservation, an internationally-recognized journal of conservation and natural resource management. The study included a tidal marsh resiliency assessment of DNERR’s St. Jones Reserve in Dover.




DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs awarded NOAA grant to remove derelict debris from Delaware Bay

Delaware Coastal Programs | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Date Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016

DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs has been awarded $90,000 in funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program for a project that will remove thousands of derelict or “ghost pots” and other debris from the bottom of heavily-fished areas of the Delaware Bay.




9th Annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival to celebrate Delaware’s natural treasures Saturday, Oct. 15

Delaware Coastal Programs | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | New Castle County | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) and DNREC will showcase one of the most natural areas in Delaware – which includes autumn’s vibrant foliage within the lush landscape and pristine waters of the Blackbird Creek Reserve – with the 9th Annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival to be held Saturday, Oct. 15 on the Delaware Bayshore Byway.




DNREC, Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve celebrating National Estuaries Week Sept. 17-24

Delaware Coastal Programs | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Date Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016

The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) will host a variety of special events for National Estuaries Week at the Blackbird Creek Reserve and St. Jones Reserve on September 24




Online registration now open for 2016 Delaware Coastal Cleanup volunteers

Delaware Coastal Programs | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Online volunteer registration has opened for the 30th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held on Saturday, Sept. 17. The cleanup spans the First State’s 97-mile eastern coastline and includes river and ocean shorelines as well as wetland and watershed areas.







  Category: Delaware Coastal Programs


DNREC, DNERR collaborate on new national study examining sea level rise in tidal marshes

Delaware Coastal Programs | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Date Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017

The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR), a partnership between DNREC and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), recently collaborated with 15 other National Estuarine Research Reserves in 13 coastal states on a first-in-the-nation research study that examined the capabilities of tidal marshes to keep pace with sea level rise. Results of the pioneering study, “Rising to the Challenge: Will Tidal Marshes Survive Rising Seas?” were recently published in Biological Conservation, an internationally-recognized journal of conservation and natural resource management. The study included a tidal marsh resiliency assessment of DNERR’s St. Jones Reserve in Dover.




DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs awarded NOAA grant to remove derelict debris from Delaware Bay

Delaware Coastal Programs | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Date Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016

DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs has been awarded $90,000 in funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program for a project that will remove thousands of derelict or “ghost pots” and other debris from the bottom of heavily-fished areas of the Delaware Bay.




9th Annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival to celebrate Delaware’s natural treasures Saturday, Oct. 15

Delaware Coastal Programs | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | New Castle County | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) and DNREC will showcase one of the most natural areas in Delaware – which includes autumn’s vibrant foliage within the lush landscape and pristine waters of the Blackbird Creek Reserve – with the 9th Annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival to be held Saturday, Oct. 15 on the Delaware Bayshore Byway.




DNREC, Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve celebrating National Estuaries Week Sept. 17-24

Delaware Coastal Programs | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Date Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016

The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) will host a variety of special events for National Estuaries Week at the Blackbird Creek Reserve and St. Jones Reserve on September 24




Online registration now open for 2016 Delaware Coastal Cleanup volunteers

Delaware Coastal Programs | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Online volunteer registration has opened for the 30th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held on Saturday, Sept. 17. The cleanup spans the First State’s 97-mile eastern coastline and includes river and ocean shorelines as well as wetland and watershed areas.