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Letter from our Executive Director

Dear Friends ,
After a mild but busy Winter , Delaware Nature Society is ready to welcome you back into our nature centers and preserves ! Just as the wildlife we protect thrives when properly cared for , so do we as a people thrive when we have natural spaces to enjoy and explore .
Starting this Spring and lasting through the Fall , our sites and natural areas will host educational programs and community events that are open to children , adults , DelNature members and the public . We take our role protecting and advocating for Delaware ’ s environment seriously , and one of the most effective ways to do that is to share and educate people about our natural , local wonders .
Board of Directors
President Eric J . Brinsfield
Vice President Dan Barbato Kevin Donnelly
Treasurer Adele McIntosh
In this guide you ’ ll find information about our upcoming programs and events . I encourage you to bring a friend or family member and come out to one of our events . Whether its bird banding with our resident Ornithologist , hiking the trails at Ashland or Abbott ’ s Mill , visiting the Market at Coverdale or learning about Wilmington ’ s biodiversity at the DuPont Educational Environmental Center ( DEEC ), I invite you to learn something new while feeling the joy of getting outside . We ’ re also excited to bring back our popular First Fridays at the Farm and Music at the Mill event series .
Secretary Nicki Taylor
Past President Dawn Rittenhouse So , whether you are joining us for a program or a party , we hope you ’ ll # GetOutside with DelNature this Spring and Summer !
Board of Directors Kristen Abessinio Michael Bard E . Bradford duPont , Jr . Margaretta S . Frederick Frederick deL Greenewalt Marcus Henry Doug Nickel Mary Y . Peck Dawn Rittenhouse Suzanne Smith Richard Stuckey Andy Wetherill Marian R . Young
Executive Director Jen Adkins Jen Adkins Executive Director

Who We Are Founded in 1964 , Delaware Nature Society ( DelNature ) promotes the health of the environment through land preservation , wildlife protection , watershed stewardship , environmental education , advocacy , and more . Together with thousands of members , volunteers , donors , and community partners , we work toward a healthy sustainable world .

Our Mission DelNature ’ s mission is to connect people with the natural world to improve our environment through education , advocacy , and conservation .

Contact Us P . O . Box 700 , Hockessin , DE 19707 302.239.2334 DelNature . org
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