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Delaware Reserve

State

Delaware

State Partner

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Acres

 6,364

Est. Date

1993

The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve’s 6,206 acres are an oasis for many species, including great blue herons, ospreys, blue crabs, kingfishers, and scarlet tanagers. Using a combination of scientific information, access to technology, and skill-building, the Reserve helps local communities combat issues such as sea level rise, wetland restoration, coastal hazards, and flooding. The reserve also fights to preserve the land’s resources and promote its strength and resiliency.

Volunteer

Whether you are interested in education, stewardship, research, or administrative volunteering, there is something here for everyone. Visit dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov to learn more.

Be A Friend

This reserve currently does not have a formal friends organization. Please stay tuned for more information.

Volunteers from around the world participate in the Delaware reserve’s annual horseshoe population survey.

Latest News from the Delaware Reserve

Who You Gonna Call?

Who You Gonna Call?

Where will the marshes go? What will happen to the forests? These are questions that Lizzy Powell, Margaret A. Davidson Fellow at the Delaware Reserve, PhD candidate at the University of Maryland, and resident “Ghost Buster” for the Reserve is trying to answer.

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Catching up with Storm Stories

Catching up with Storm Stories

Reserves are always monitoring their estuaries and now, they’re using this data to tell a visual story about the impact of major storms to help communities plan for the future.

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Data Tells Storm Story

Data Tells Storm Story

For a community hit by a hurricane, recovery can be a long, traumatic process that begins with understanding the storm’s impacts, which helps communities to become more resilient in the future.

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Delaware Reserve