Although wetlands provide important ecosystem services, wetland management programs must compete with many other important issues for attention and funding from local stakeholders and decision-makers. Economic studies are often conducted to relay the value of services and resources provided by natural systems in dollar amounts.
Survey data from 1999-2018 which denotes peak spawning occurrences by day and lunar period, proportion of spawning in May (coinciding with shorebird stopovers), average water temperature, index values for female and male crabs per square meter by beach and baywide, the annual sex ratio, and index of abundance per beach.
Provides air quality data from monitoring stations throughout the state. Data available include ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter, temperature, wind direction, humidity and wind speed.
DNREC is full of opportunities to get involved in environmental activities throughout the state. The department is always looking for volunteer help to reach more people, take on large monitoring activities, and maintain Delaware's beautiful habitats.
Part of DNREC's mission is to inform and educate the public on natural, historical, and cultural resources in Delaware, as well as interact with communities and stakeholders to address environmental policies and regulations.