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Protected: Status and Trends: Wetland Gains 2007-2017

Written on: September 15th, 2021 in Wetland AssessmentsWetland Restorations

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Protected: A Homerun for Living Shorelines

Written on: September 8th, 2021 in Living ShorelinesWetland Restorations

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Protected: Confessions of a Seasonal: Wetland Olympics 2021

Written on: September 8th, 2021 in Outreach

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Protected: Senses in the Salt Marsh

Written on: September 8th, 2021 in OutreachWetland Animals

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Status and Trends: Stormwater Ponds

Written on: May 27th, 2021 in Wetland Assessments

By Alison Rogerson, Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program (WMAP) In March we shared some results about the status of wetland acreage in Delaware between 2007 and 2017. This time we’re taking a closer look at the increasing number of stormwater ponds popping up across the state. Is this a good trend or something to be […]


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WATAR you up to?

Written on: May 17th, 2021 in Wetland Restorations

By Maggie Pletta, DNREC Coastal, Climate and Energy Delaware is known for many things… like being first, Joe Biden, and horseshoe crabs. However, there are a few less flattering things that Delaware is known for, and one is a history of polluted waterways. A large number of Delaware’s waterbodies have a fish consumption advisory, with […]


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American Wetlands Month: 5 Reasons to Love Wetlands

Written on: May 17th, 2021 in Outreach

By Olivia McDonald, Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program (WMAP) Happy American Wetlands Month! During the month of May we celebrate the incredible importance of wetlands to the environment and humans alike. Wetlands are ranked as one of Earth’s most productive ecosystems, supporting an incredible amount of biodiversity, and are considered a nature-based solution to climate […]


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Chesapeake Adventures: Exploring Wetland Condition in the Chester-Choptank Watershed

Written on: May 17th, 2021 in Wetland Assessments

By Erin Dorset, Wetland Monitoring & Assessment Program (WMAP) Here at the Wetland Monitoring & Assessment Program (WMAP), most fieldwork is done in the Delaware Bay and Inland Bays drainage basins, where waters move east to the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. But, in 2018, WMAP had the opportunity to perform wetland assessments in […]


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Living Shoreline Permitting Do’s and Don’ts

Written on: March 22nd, 2021 in Living Shorelines

By Kenny Smith, Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program (WMAP) When discussing living shorelines, you might not think the hardest and most unclear part would be getting your permits to accomplish this work. The permit process is sometimes difficult to navigate and can be confusing to someone not immersed in the environmental field. We decided to […]


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Updating the Delaware Wetland Program Plan for 2021-2025

Written on: March 22nd, 2021 in Wetland Assessments

By Alison Rogerson, Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program (WMAP) What is a state wetland program plan? Delaware creates five-year wetland program plans to serve as a guide that identifies and prioritizes areas where information or action is needed to advance wetland management statewide. It is created using the goals of many different wetland players across […]


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