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and stewardship of the Delaware River Watershed.
Support from the Alliance brought about the
development of the highly popular NatureMobile,
River Days, and Watershed Fellowship.
The Watershed Fellowship provides critical
support for outdoor engagement on the
Wilmington Riverfront and is helping to create a
new youth development program for 2020 based
in Southbridge called Trail Ambassadors.
DEEC and the marsh trails are open year-round
from dawn to dusk.
Visit DelNature.org/DEEC to learn more.
In the fall of 2019, DelNature, along with RDC,
celebrated DEEC’s 10-year anniversary.
In addition to a fun run, crafts, music, and
canoeing, the Delaware Division of Natural
Resources and Environmental Control unveiled a
new upland trail system in the Russell Peterson
Urban Wildlife Refuge. The ribbon cutting occurred
just 1 year after opening the Jack Markell Trail.
DEEC 10 Year Anniversary Funders:
Artesian Water, Dogfish Head, DuPont Corporation,
EDiS Company, RK&K, and Pike Creek Valley
Programs at DEEC are provided by the generous
funding of numerous partners, foundations and
corporations including: Riverfront Development
Corporation, Chichester du Pont Foundation,
DuPont, BlackRock, SL Gimbel Foundation,
William Penn Foundation, Chemours,
and individual donors.
Advocate for Nature
DelNature advocates on wildlife and habitats,
land conservation, clean water, renewable
energy sources, climate change, and
protection of our region’s natural resources.
DelNature’s advocacy work in 2018 – 2019
remained as strong and impactful as
ever. We worked extensively with state
legislators, DNREC, New Castle County and
the congressional delegation on a variety of
We successfully advocated for millions of
dollars in State funding for Clean Water,
open space, and farmland preservation.
DelNature also became more active in
county and local environmental and land use
policy. We worked with 3,000 water warriors,
added climate change as one of our priority
issues, and fought for the passage of the
successful state plastic bag ban.
At our Clean Water Rallies, more than
300 Water Warriors and Clean Water Alliance
members flooded Legislative Hall in blue in
support of Clean Water Funding
To learn more, email us at
Photography by Nicholas Tonelli