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Women of the Wetlands

Written on: May 17th, 2024 in OutreachWetland Research

By Olivia Allread, DNREC’s Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program Behind every grant package and backpack full of gear stands a key agent of the natural resource world: a woman. We have long known that women play a crucial role in the management, provision, and safeguarding of natural resources across our globe. In recent decades, even […]


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The Scoop on Shellfish

Written on: May 17th, 2024 in Natural ResourcesOutreachWetland Animals

By Ashley Tabibian, DNREC’s Shellfish Program What do you think of when you think of oysters, clams, and mussels? For being so small, they are somewhat complex creatures with almost superhero like abilities. Do you think of how nutritious they are? According to WebMD, shellfish are low in calories, high in protein and contain omega-3 […]


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A Partnership Program: The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance Creekwatchers

Written on: March 13th, 2024 in OutreachWetland Research

By Caroline Kurtz and Beth Wasden, The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance Let’s dive into a fantastic program out of the most biologically diverse watershed on Delmarva. But first, who are we! The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance (NWA) is a non-profit environmental organization that includes partners from Maryland and Delaware including representatives from industry, agriculture, environmental agencies, and […]


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Wetland Pollinators: From the Wind to the Water and the Bees to the Butterflies

Written on: March 13th, 2024 in Natural ResourcesWetland Animals

By Alison Stouffer, DNREC’s Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program It’s that time of year again where the days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and life begins to return to our beloved wetlands. The sea of monotonous brown and gray will slowly make way for gorgeous greens, speckled with the purples, pinks, yellows, […]


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New! Providing Living Shoreline Design Assistance in Delaware

Written on: December 14th, 2023 in Living ShorelinesOutreach

By Alison Rogerson, DNREC’s Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program Hot off the press this month from the Delaware Living Shorelines Committee is a guidance document that aims to help landowners and professionals design and install nature-based shoreline stabilization projects. The Techniques and Application of Living Shorelines in Delaware guidance is the newest resource released by […]


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Take a Peek Into Parlous Plants

Written on: July 26th, 2023 in OutreachWetland Research

By Olivia Allread, DNREC’s Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program Imagine yourself at one of these places in Delaware: up a rooted trail in the Piedmont region, down a sandy path near the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, or along a pondside trail in a mature upland forest. You snap a few photos and stop along […]


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Delaware’s SAV: Species Spotlights

Written on: May 19th, 2023 in Natural ResourcesWetland Research

By Kayla Clauson, DNREC’s Watershed Assessment and Management Section When you think of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), Delaware may not be the first state that pops into mind (we can’t be the first state all the time!) When SAV comes to mind, you may first think about the world-famous seagrass, Eelgrass (Zostera marina). In a […]


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Going Worldwide with Wetlands

Written on: May 19th, 2023 in Natural ResourcesOutreachWetland Research

By Olivia Allread, DNREC’s Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program Celebrate good times, come on! Yes, it’s the holiday we’ve all been waiting for – American Wetlands Month. This May marks the 32nd anniversary of recognizing the vital importance and need of wetland habitats across the United States. Now our program is out here everyday living […]


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Status and Trends: Management Recommendations

Written on: December 19th, 2022 in Wetland Assessments

By Alison Rogerson, DNREC’s Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program (WMAP) In this sixth and final installment in my Wetland Status and Trends blog series, I’m wrapping it all up with management recommendations. We came, we mapped, we calculated, we reported, now what? What comes next for wetland management and conservation in Delaware based on this […]


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Status and Trends: In Summary

Written on: September 26th, 2022 in Wetland Assessments

By Alison Rogerson, DNREC’s Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program (WMAP) Over the past year plus I’ve written five blogs sharing the results of our 2007-2017 Status and Trends report which reviews many angles of Delaware’s wetlands based on analysis of the 2017 Statewide Wetland Mapping Project (SWMP). In this post I am focusing on final […]


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