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Protected: The Artsy Side of Wetlands

Written on: September 13th, 2022 in Outreach

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Protected: Delaware Tax Ditches: Getting Back to Nature

Written on: September 13th, 2022 in Outreach

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The Big Year at DNERR

Written on: July 13th, 2022 in OutreachWetland Animals

By Laurel Sullivan, DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs Attention! Calling all birders, experienced and newbies- the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) has a Big Year challenge for you! A Big Year is a challenge birdwatchers set for themselves to see or hear as many birds and bird species as possible within a single year. This […]


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Where Does the Trash Go?

Written on: July 13th, 2022 in Outreach

By Ashley Cole, Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program This summer I’ve had the amazing opportunity to work with DNREC’s Department of Watershed Stewardship, specifically their Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program. I was very excited to get outdoors, see wild places no one has seen before, and keep our wetlands healthy. I thought these wetlands would […]


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An Evolving Future: The Path of Environmental Justice

Written on: July 13th, 2022 in Outreach

By Olivia Allread, Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program Science and reality of our current times shows that certain groups in society carry unequal economic and environmental burdens. The food we eat, the air we breathe, our water sources, and indeed our overall health depend on a clean and sustainable environment. Unfortunately, the benefits of an […]


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Coastal Wetlands: More Than Just a Pretty View

Written on: May 25th, 2022 in Outreach

By Olivia McDonald, Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program As you drive through the coastlines of Delaware and roll down your windows, you’re greeted by a view like no other. You spot an expansive marsh on your right, opening to a vast bay filled with boats and glistening with sunshine. Most of us know that feeling […]


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Small Steps, Big Impact: New Resource Available for Waterfront Property Owners to Help Protect the Inland Bays

Written on: March 14th, 2022 in Outreach

By Caitlin Chaney, Delaware Center for the Inland Bays In the last 30 years, the population across the Delaware Inland Bays watershed has surged. The Inland Bays is a special place to live, but growing development brings challenges to the watershed and those who live within it. Climate change, sea level rise, and nutrient pollution […]


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What’s Beneath the Surface? World Water Day 2022

Written on: March 14th, 2022 in Outreach

By Olivia McDonald, Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program Finally, it’s here! The holiday we all have never really heard of. It might be true that only folks working in the realms of nature know of this environmental festivity. So I figured hey, why not spread the word on something that actually impacts every single one […]


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Exploring Low Marsh Ecology: The Three Contenders

Written on: March 14th, 2022 in OutreachWetland Animals

By Kayla Clauson, DNREC’s Watershed Assessment and Management Section If you’ve followed the WMAP blog for some time, there is no lack of evidence how important salt marshes and other wetlands are. Here, I will dive deeper on salt marsh ecology with a focus on the low marsh zone. First, here are some important fast […]


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Interview with a Wetland: Wading in a Critical Habitat

Written on: December 8th, 2021 in Outreach

By Olivia McDonald, Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program Get ready to get down and dirty as we wade into Delaware’s wetland habitats for an interview. No better way to get to know wetlands than by chatting with one. Today we’re interviewing Delaware’s wetlands. Thanks for taking the time to join us today for a chat! […]


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