Delaware Wetlands logo
WMAP Blog



  Category: Outreach

Delaware Wetland Monitoring & Assessment Program


Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Pinterest  YouTube  RSS Feed

uncategorized

Piedmont vs. Coastal Plain Wetlands: A tale of two regions

Written on: September 16th, 2019 in Outreach

If you spend a lot of time traveling around Delaware, you’ll notice that northern Delaware is very different from the rest of the state. That’s because Delaware is made up of two distinct geologic regions. The northernmost part of Delaware is within the Piedmont region, while the rest of Delaware lies within the Coastal Plain region.


Read More

uncategorized

Wetlands are Magicians of Water Quality Improvement

Written on: May 15th, 2019 in Outreach

by Alison Rogerson, Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program In our Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program we speak so often about the ecosystem services that wetlands provide or the beneficial functions wetlands perform daily.  We rattle them off in varying order “provide vital habitat for plants and wildlife, improve water quality, protect our coasts, act like […]


Read More

uncategorized

Wetlands are like sponges, how?

Written on: March 11th, 2019 in Outreach

by Brittany Haywood, DNREC Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program One part of our job is going out into the public and explaining simply our research and the benefits of wetlands.  We often use the saying, “wetlands are like sponges” to describe their ability to absorb water, but recently we’ve been asked exactly how that is […]


Read More

uncategorized

Realtors & Wetlands: What you need to know to help clients purchase and build wisely

Written on: February 27th, 2019 in Outreach

by Brittany Haywood, DNREC Wetland Monitoring & Assessment Program Wetlands are a part of our everyday lives.  They are in the landscape silently helping to control flood waters, clean our drinking waters and protect us from damaging storms. Knowing what wetlands are, where they are, how they work, and what can and can’t be done […]


Read More

uncategorized

I Can Smell the Marsh, Blinding Me With Science

Written on: December 4th, 2018 in Outreach

by Brittany Haywood, Wetland Monitoring & Assessment Program Working in wetlands takes a certain breed of people, the kind that has to have a sense of humor.  You have to deal with interesting smells, sticky conditions, and bugs that manage to find their way into unwanted places (such as your eye or nose). But if […]


Read More

uncategorized

Clean Water Act changes and what it means for Delaware

Written on: September 12th, 2018 in Outreach

by Mark Biddle, DNREC Watershed Assessment and Management Section States and tribes across the nation are scrambling to assess how waters are protected within their jurisdiction under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). Specifically, a recent U.S. District Court ruling to CWA Section 404, which is the federal program that regulates dredge and fill activities […]


Read More

uncategorized

Wetland Plant Adaptations

Written on: September 12th, 2018 in Outreach

by Erin Dorset, Wetland Monitoring & Assessment Program Wetland plants live a tough life. They are often under water for significant periods of time, meaning that they are frequently deprived of oxygen. Wetland plants also need to remain stable in the soil if they deal with fast moving water that ebbs and flows. Those that […]


Read More

uncategorized

Changing Perceptions: What’s your definition of a beautiful landscape?

Written on: March 7th, 2018 in Outreach

by Brittany Haywood, DNREC Wetland Monitoring & Assessment Program What is your version of a naturally beautiful area? Is it this? Or is it this? We as humans tend to want things orderly and precise, I know I do. But when it comes to natural environments, nature has a way of organizing itself. It can […]


Read More

uncategorized

What Can I Say? Tips for Talking about Climate Change

Written on: March 7th, 2018 in Outreach

Guest Writer by Caren Fitzgerald, DNREC Division of Energy & Climate Climate change. Odds are, you already have thoughts and feelings about those words. You may know people whose thoughts and feelings about climate change differ from your own. But our thoughts and feelings don’t change the truth: that climate change is happening now, that […]


Read More

uncategorized

Survey Says: Delaware Wetlands now has New Year’s Resolutions

Written on: December 12th, 2017 in Outreach

by Alison Rogerson, DNREC’s Wetland Monitoring & Assessment Program (aka Delaware Wetlands) Curious as to what Delawareans think about wetlands? In September of this year we polled 600 Delaware residents across our three counties to find out.  We wanted to see if people knew what wetlands are, their benefits, if they think they are good […]


Read More

Delaware Wetland Management & Assessment Program
+