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 6,364 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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Did you know…

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

Latest News from the Delaware Reserve

Communities are for critters (& science)

Communities are for critters (& science)

Reserves around the country transform this passion for wildlife into community science to support an ever-growing body of knowledge about these special estuary residents and how we can make …

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Reading the Tea Leaves

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 …

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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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