Biennial Report 2018-2019 | Page 12

Flowering Meadow in Coverdale Farm Preserve ’ s Burrow ’ s Run Photography by Christi Leeson

~ 4,300 pounds of Thanksgiving turkey

produced by conventional and heritage pasture-raised turkeys
The Market Gardener ’ s Masterclass . Extensive farm plans were made and input into a new agricultural software project management system called TEND .
Integrating new organic growing methods , hiring a new lead Vegetable Farmer , and training all farm staff in these methods made 2019 an important transition year . It also marked an important milestone ; adherence to our new business and operations strategies , planting plans , and economic drivers that could be tracked and evaluated through TEND software . These updates ensured that the 2020 growing season would have a strong foundation for success .
In July of 2019 , Coverdale Farm Preserve also began to advance the pasture grazing program with the installation of perimeter fencing along the pasture fields identified in the Coverdale Master Plan . Approximately 9,475 feet of perimeter fence was installed .
Approximately 60 acres of grazing pasture were enrolled in the New Castle County Conservation District ’ s Winter Cover Crop Program . This seeding of forage ( Continued on page 8 )

35,000 pounds of produce

at Coverdale Farm Preserve ’ s CSA
Honor Roll list of Donors nature to improve their quality of life and the environment. We extend sincere thanks to our many friends and donors whose combined commitment and loyalty make possible Delaware Nature Society’s ongoing work to connect people with nature and improve the environment through our mission through education, conservation, and advocacy. The following contributions reflect donations received by Delaware Nature Society in Fiscal Year 2018 (January 1 through December 31, 2018) and Fiscal Year 2019 (January 1 through December 31, 2019). We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of these listings. If there is any omission or a misspelling, please excuse our error and contact Joanne McGeoch, Chief Development Officer & Deputy Executive Director at (302) 239-2334 to update our records. Endowment Gifts Endowment Gifts are planned gifts that provide perpetual annual support for DelNature’s education programs, conservation stewardship, and advocacy initiatives. The following are endowment gifts received between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019. The Estate of Virginia Merryman The Estate of Robin C. Ruth The Estate of Edward Eugene Wilson Monarch Legacy Society The Monarch Legacy Society recognizes individuals who have made long-term provisions for DelNature through an estate planning arrangement. All known members of the Monarch Legacy Society are listed. If you have intentions to plan an estate gift or would like more information, please contact Joanne McGeoch at [email protected]. Paul Bechly & Elizabeth Wells Edna Bente Herbert & Yvonne Blades Barbara Borleske Donna Tait Coulson Harold & Mary Davis Brian & Helen Fischel George Fisher, IV Richard & Lorraine Fleming Peter & Karen Flint Nancy Frederick Dan Greenberg Ed & Diane Gulyas Gary & Ingrid Jackoway John & Janet Jones Phil & Betty Klabunde Renee Lett Ruth Marshall Violet Marvel Kathryn Massau Richard Morelli & Pamela Stephani June Peterson Elizabeth Poole Michael Riska & Angie Dunson Dawn Rittenhouse June Robbins Charles & Pat Robertson Ethel Sayre Thomas & Mary Shea Dale Stratton Kathleen Szczerba Ellis & Bonnie Underkoffler Mary Vane Karen Zeitler Special Campaigns and Fundraising Initiatives AMNC Events Abbott’s Mill Nature Center in Sussex County, DE, hosts a series of friend- and fund-raising events. The following donors were event or table sponsors. Anonymous Archology, LLC Bayhealth Medical Center Bella Terra Landscapes Chesapeake Utilities Delaware Electric Cooperative Deli Days, LLC. Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales Emory Agency, Inc. Gateway Subaru George Fisher Lavender Fields at Warrington Manor Lifecycle Jack Lingo Kathleen Lock M&T Bank Karlin Maull Courtney S. McKinley Penn Jersey Building Services Sara Pletcher Carolyn Price Satterfield & Ryan, Inc. Brenda Sharp Velo Amis, Inc. David S. Vezmar Bird Conservation & Research DelNature’s Bird Conservation & Research Program is comprised of on-going bird banding studies of the Red Clay Valley conducted by staff ornithologist Dr. Ian Stewart which includes bird hikes, bird counts, and the banding of nesting and migratory birds. Anonymous Edward Beacom Bird Watcher’s Digest Margaretta Brokaw Jeffrey & Beth Chambers Delmarva Ornithological Society Evelyn & Mike Fowles Longwood Gardens Starrett Foundation Susan Welles Clean Water Campaign DelNature, along with our collaborators Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and Center for Inland Bays, has been running a statewide clean water campaign to ensure sustainable governmental funding and citizen outreach and education. Anonymous Agents and Corporations, Inc Blue Blaze Associates, LLC BrightFields, Inc. Catherine A. Cloutier DRPR Strategies, LLC Duffield Associates, Inc. GreenWatch Institute Independence Seaport Museum Inland Bays Foundation League of Women Voters of Delaware, Inc. Milford Storage, LLC National Wildlife Federation, Chesapeake Mid-Atlantic Regional Office Pennoni Associates, Inc. Tidewater Utilities Inc. University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and Environment Coverdale Farm Preserve Master Plan DelNature is executing Phase I of the Coverdale Farm Master Plan which will expand our regenerative farming practices. Frances Bayard Eric & Martha Lynn Brinsfield Marion Brinsfield Calvert Retail - Kitchen & Company Harold & Mary Davis Margaretta Frederick & Michael Martin Barbara Greenewalt H. Theodore & Virginia Harcke Bill & Melinda Hardie Longwood Foundation, Inc. Marmot Foundation NextEra Energy Foundation Patagonia June Robbins Welfare Foundation DEEC 10 th Anniversary DuPont Environmental Education Center (DEEC) located at the Russell Peterson Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington is owned by the Riverfront Development Corporation and works in partnership with DelNature. DEEC’s tenth anniversary was celebrated in the Fall of 2019. Artesian Water Dogfish Head DuPont Corporation EDiS Company RK&K Pike Creek Valley Running Club Farm to Fork Sponsorships 2019 Gifts, Grants, and Contributions Farm to Fork is Delaware Nature Society’s premier fundraising event. Donors reflect event or table sponsors at Farm to Fork. Gifts received during FY 2019, January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 Adorn Goods Anonymous Peter & Kristen Abessinio Chef David Banks Bancroft Construction Banks Seafood Kitchen & Raw Bar Maggie Brokaw Calvert Retail – Kitchen & Company Corteva Agriscience Phoebe Davidson Frank & Alyce DeGennaro Payal & Amish Desai Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Nicki Taylor & Adam Gould Melinda & Bill Hardie Harvest Market Wendy & James Honaker Janssen’s Market, Inc. Dale & Barb King William & Melissa Lafferty Adele & Vince McIntosh Dana & Eric Monzo Lisabeth Moore & Andrew Homsey Hockessin Athletic Club Garrett & Christine Moritz Mutual of America Jeff & Lynn Pantazes Patterson Schwartz Foundation, Inc. Bret Snyder & Anna Quisel Dawn Rittenhouse Sanford School Karen Spring & Joseph Scharf Jennifer & Michael Steiner Wilmington Trust (M&T Bank) The Guardians Reaching & Engaging with Nature to Empower Wilmington (RENEW) Program RENEW is a community engagement program focused on connecting Wilmington youth and their families to Guardians provide leadership support of $1,000 or more to advance organizational priorities in fulfillment of our mission. Guardians $100,000 and up Longwood Foundation, Inc. New Castle County Riverfront Development Corporation of Delaware State of Delaware Welfare Foundation William Penn Foundation Guardians $50,000- $99,000 Delmarva Power National Wildlife Federation Guardians $25,000-$49,000 Maggie Brokaw Thomas & Margaretta Brokaw DuPont Corporation S.L. Gimbel Foundation Starrett Foundation Guardians $10,000- $24,999 Ashland, Inc. Frances Bayard The Chemours Company Chichester DuPont Foundation, Inc. Corteva AgriScience Delmarva Ornithological Society Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales Marshall Reynolds Foundation National Audubon Society NextEra Energy Foundation Patagonia Peter & Karen Flint REI June Robbins The Estate of Robin C. Ruth Shrieking Meadow Foundation The American Gift Fund Richard & Jessie Benjamin Steve & Barbara Borleske Eric & Martha Lynn Brinsfield Harold & Mary Davis Delaware Electric Cooperative George Fisher Nancy Frederick Henry Greenewalt Harvest Market Inc. Independence Seaport Museum M&T Bank Ray Mortenson & Jean Wardle Dawn Rittenhouse RK&K Schagrin Gas Nicki Taylor & Adam Gould US Department of Agriculture White Clay Watershed Association Guardians $2,500- $4,999 Artesian Water Company Inc. Marsha & Allen Barnett Charlotte & Max Barus BlackRock, Inc. The Christmas Shop Foundation, Inc. Leslie & Larry Cook Gerret & Tatiana Copeland Delaware DNREC - Division Fish & Wildlife EDiS Company Ellason Downs Perpetual Charitable Trust Richard & Lorraine Fleming Rebecca Frederick & Trina Tjersland Barbara Greenewalt GreenWatch Institute H. Theodore & Virginia Harcke Bill & Melinda Hardie Lisa Laffend & Charles Nakamura Mark Lannan & Marian Young Lifecycle Michael Martin & Margaretta Frederick Bonnie Matthaeus Mutual of America Kenneth & Kathryn Nachbar June Peterson Charles & Patricia Robertson James & Patricia Seif Bret Snyder & Anna Quisel Guardians $1,000-$2,499 Peter & Kristen Abessinio Adorn Goods Agilent Technologies Bina & Steve Allen Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River Daniel Barbato John Bare & Kim Townsend Bayhealth Medical Center Karl & Kristin Bennett Bird Watcher’s Digest Georgina Bissell Jeffrey & Carter Bowersox Phoebe Brokaw Dave & Ann Burton Warren Butt & Elaine Schmerling Steve & Peg Castorani Gary & Judith Charles Chesapeake Utilities Ellen Clarke Ellis Coleman & Wilhemina Austin David & Kathleen Craven Frank & Alyce DeGennaro Delaware Bioscience Association, Inc Delaware Community Foundation Payal & Amish Desai Marie-Eve & Joe DeSantis Donald & Sally Dewees Barbara & Francis Dinsmore Kevin Donnelly Henry B. du Pont, IV Pierre & Tina du Pont Hayward Paul & Mary Ehrlichman Festival of American Spirituals Roy & Pamela Finkelman Dr. Thomas Ford Joseph Francis & Gale Rutan Peter Frederick & Marilyn Spalding Steven Freilich & Kathryn Pearlstine Rodney & Shelly Galentine Catherine & Chris Gaul Stasia & Frederick Greenewalt Helen Griffith Jill & Jeffrey Haas Hank Davis Photography David Harrison & Carol Clement Stephen & Susan Herrmann Hockessin Athletic Club Carol Hoffecker Clifford & Kim Hunter Charles Ingersoll & Richard Jolly William & Barbara Jaffee Eileen & Joe Janssen Janssen’s Market LLC Maureen & Bob Jarvis Phil & Betty Klabunde Carol Larson & Peter Compo Renee Lett Gordon & Sue Lipscy Holly Lissner & Richard Angiullo Jennifer & Stephen Llewelyn Longwood Gardens Richard & Jean May Carol McCormack Robert & Diane McGovern Karen McLachlan Emil & Phyllis Mikity Lisabeth Moore & Andrew Homsey Terry & Sally O’Byrne Christine & John Odom Patterson Schwartz Foundation, Inc. Mary & Kevin Peck Penn Riverfront Management Pennoni Associates, Inc. Beth & John Peoples TIger Swallowtail Photography by Jim White 150+ Certified Wildlife Habitats created Stephen & Lauren Petersen Pontoon Express, Inc. John Reader Michael & Mary Rice Lynn Herrick & Rodney Sharp Nancy & Scott Sherr Suzanne D. Smith Karen Spring & Joseph Scharf Richard & Linda Stat Dee Stevens Elisabeth Stoner Dale Stratton David & Susan Stratton Rick Stuckey Sussex County Council Richard & Janice Taylor The Nor’ Easter Foundation Laura & Eric Thompson Ellis & Bonnie Underkoffler University of Delaware Mary Vane Don & Regina Von Schriltz Weaver Electric John & Aubree Wellons Wildlife Information Center Wild Birds Unlimited Evelyn Williams Katharine Wiseman Aleph Woolfolk & Douglass Kwart Jamie Wyeth The Wyeth Foundation Karen Zecher Patrons $500 - $999 Anonymous Agents and Corporations, Inc Thomas & Ann Marie Akana Robin Andreasen & Milo Aukerman Bank of America John & Susan Bartley Edward Beacom Roger Braun & Dale Louise McCarter David & Kathleen Brownlee Lisa Brubaker Laura Campbell Certified Lock & Access Jeffrey & Beth Chambers Walter & Jeanne Ciecko Commonwealth Trust Company Stacy & Doak Conn Daniels + Tansey Lisa Daudon DRPR Strategies, LLC DuPont Retired Managers Society Brian & Elizabeth Engler Kimberly & Richard Facciolo Family Campers & RVers Sally & Todd Feeley First Unitarian Church Jeffrey & Barbara Garland Hardy Plant Society Christine & John Hastings Gary Hindes Peter & Su Horty Carol & Patrick Ireland Jonathan Jaffe John James & Sandra Dennison-James Paula Janssen & Greg Greene John & Janet Jones Chris Kane Fred & Lynne Kielhorn Ellen Kohler Dr. and Mrs. Edward J. Ledden Claire & Jeremy Love Eileen Lynch Adele & Vince McIntosh Andy Miller Garrett & Christine Moritz National Wildlife Federation, Chesapeake Mid-Atlantic Regional Office Austin Okie Mohan Pandit Jeff & Lynn Pantazes Chris & Mary Patterson James & Kathleen Patton Pike Creek Valley Running Club Richard & Jan Potter Rich & Maribeth Przywara Red Tail Restoration & Land Management LLC W. Eric & Judith Roberson William & Alice Roe Seth & Dorothy Ross Rotary Club of Wilmington Sarah Ryan & Robert Wieman Satterfield & Ryan, Inc. Fritz Schumann Peter & Kathryn Scudera Richard & Sharon Struthers Sustainable Energy Utility, Inc. Richard & Violette Sutton P. Coleman & Susan Townsend Lowell & Lois Underhill Velo Amis Inc Beau & Sharon Vinton Bruce & Jennifer Vrana W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. Roland Wall & Kate Tyler Wall Constance West Dorothy G. Whitmore Protectors $150-$499 Anonymous Frederick & Elly Alexander Charles Allen & Linda Snyder Allen Ryan Amlin Marvin & Kathryn Andersen Scott & Melanie Arnold Meredith & Berton Ashman David & Barbara Augustson David & Margaret Aument Leonard Avdey Mary & Louis Aviola Awakened Heart Spiritual Center Julia Bell Bella Terra Landscapes Paul & Henrietta Bente Sandy & David Beswick Students Catching Autumn Insects Photography by Courtney McKinley Nature discovery lessons taught to nearly providing food, water, cover, and baby animal spaces for birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife 12 Richard & Jessie Benjamin BlackRock, Inc. The Chemours Company Chichester DuPont Foundation, Inc. Delaware Futures DuPont Corporation Barbara Hearne & Ziggy Mielnikiewicz New Castle County S.L. Gimbel Foundation Ziggy’s Wood Floor Mechanics Guardians $5,000-$9,999 80,000 students 12 during fieldtrips, school outreach, and onsite overnights. 13 13