Delaware Nature Society Annual Reports Annual Report 2013 | Page 2

Discover Delaware Nature Society Delaware Nature Society, a nonprofit membership organization, fosters understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the natural world through education, preserves ecologically significant areas, and advocates stewardship and conservation of natural resources. Delaware Nature Society, headquartered at Ashland Nature Center, owns or manages more than 2000 acres of land for wildlife habitat and education preserves. A farm education program is taught at our 352-acre Coverdale Farm Preserve. Abbott’s Mill’s historic, water-powered gristmill is preserved and operational. Flint Woods Preserves in New Castle County and Marvel Salt marsh and Cedar Bog Preserves in Sussex County provide extensive field study opportunities. We operate the DuPont Environmental Education Center at the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge on the Wilmington Riverfront and offers programming at CoochDayett Mills in Newark. Unlike many nature centers with environmental education only, Delaware Nature Society has Natural Resource Conservation and Advocacy components. In addition, it is the Delaware affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), offering input on national issues that concern citizens in our region. Our nature centers and preserves serve as regional hubs for environmental activities in every season. Individuals, school students, teachers and community groups increase their awareness of the natural world through our programs. to discover. Learn more at There’s so much more 2 Administrative offices: Ashland Nature Center PO Box 700, Hockessin, DE 19707 > 302.239.2334 orFax us 302.239.2334. call 302.239.2473