Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
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.
Latest News from the Delaware Reserve
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.
Jennifer Holmes, who previously served as education coordinator at the Delaware Reserve, has rejoined the NERRS as a coastal training program coordinator. Please join NERRA in welcoming her back to the NERRd family!
A warm welcome to Laurel Sullivan, new education coordinator (and NERRd) at the Delaware Reserve. A Delaware native, she brings a love for her home state’s estuaries—and its horseshoe crabs!—to her new role.