Part of DNREC's open regulatory development process is to ensure that proposed actions are announced and all interested parties are notified so that people have the opportunity to become involved in the process and have their voices heard.
In 1978, the State of Delaware enacted the Natural Areas Preservation System (7 Del. Code, Chapter 73) for the purpose of establishing an inventory of natural areas statewide and a system of nature preserves. A "natural area" as defined by the law is an "area of land or water, or of both land and water, whether in public or private ownership, which either retains or has reestablished its natural character (although it need not be undisturbed), or has unusual flora or fauna, or has biotic, geological, scenic or archaeological features of scientific or educational value. This data set depicts the current Natural Areas as identified by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
Contains information about toxic chemicals in Delaware. It is based on annual reports from facilities that use or manufacture those chemicals. DNREC publishes annual state Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reports and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes national TRI reports. Annual reports are published at the end of each calendar year and cover the previous calendar year.
Connecting with Delaware's youth is so important for the future of the environment. A great way to get kids excited about learning is to go on field trips. DNREC organizes an extensive number of educational programs geared toward students of all ages and abilities, with many targeting specific grade levels to coordinate with school curricula.
The Green Energy Program provides grant funding to Delmarva Power customers through the Green Grant Delaware program for purchase and installation of renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic (PV), geothermal, wind, and solar water heater systems.