Recognizing public health, the environment, and the economy as key components in finding solutions to air pollution, DNREC has made significant progress in adopting effective and publicly-acceptable plans for emissions reductions at the lowest costs to the regulated community.
Ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter less than 10 microns, particulate matter less than 2.5 microns, and lead are considered criteria pollutants because of their impact on human health and welfare.
DNREC is always looking for better ways to provide citizens with the most accurate and timely air quality data. This moveable monitoring platform can collect data in areas without permanent monitoring stations.
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.
A major part of DNREC's mission is to provide educational opportunities to students on the historical, cultural, and natural significance of the environment. Creating a better understanding of the natural environment can inspire stewardship as well as protection and preservation of our historical and natural resources.