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.
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Latest News from the Delaware Reserve
Reading the Tea Leaves
Tea leaves aren’t just good for predicting our future, they also can help us predict the future condition of marshes. Exhibit A: researchers at Reserves across the System are using tea bags as part of an international experiment …
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.
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.