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Delaware's Sussex Tech High School Builds Conservation Foundation

Dave Waters has been an active Ducks Unlimited member since the early 1980s, serving in a variety of positions from chapter delegate to Delaware state shoot chairman, but his biggest success may have been through his side job as a substitute teacher at Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown, Delaware.

DU Receives NAWCA Grant to Conserve Delaware Wetlands

Ducks Unlimited was recently awarded a $1 million North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to facilitate significant wetland protection, restoration, and enhancement efforts throughout Delaware. The award will be matched with more than $2 million in partner funds to ultimately impact over 2,000 acres of wetlands and associated uplands.

DU Participates in Chesapeake Bay Partnership Meeting

Ducks Unlimited recently participated in a Chesapeake Bay partnership meeting with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Nature Conservancy, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to discuss funding opportunities through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF).

DU and University of Delaware Partner in Waterfowl Research

Researchers at Ducks Unlimited and Dr. Chris Williams of the University of Delaware (UDEL) were recently awarded a generous grant from the Black Duck Joint Venture to assess the influence of wintering habitat quality on black duck populations.

Senator Chris Coons tours DU projects in Delaware

Sen. Chris Coons (DE) met with Ducks Unlimited staff and volunteers last week to tour two Ducks Unlimited projects near Middletown, Del.

DU Joins Senator Coons in Honoring Refuge System

In October, DU staff and volunteers joined Senator Chris Coons of Delaware at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week. Senator Coons introduced a resolution celebrating the refuge system and recognizing refuge week, which was unanimously adopted by the U.S. Senate.

Delaware: Great Cypress Swamp Phases I-II

Ducks Unlimited and its partners effectively rewetted vast portions of Delaware's Great Cypress Swamp through intensive restoration on 767 wetland acres.

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Briefing Statement

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge (Prime Hook) in Sussex County, Delaware, was established in 1963 under the authority of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act with the explicit purpose of providing habitat for migratory birds. It supports approximately 300 avian species and is a key stopover and wintering area for shorebirds, wading birds, and waterfowl in the Atlantic Flyway.

Great Cypress Swamp Restoration

The Great Cypress Swamp is located in the southernmost portion of Sussex County, Delaware.

Responding to waterfowl needs

What makes a good DU project in Delaware?

Delaware Landowner Incentive Program (LIP)

This project would increase high-quality foraging and loafing habitat for migrating waterfowl in the fall and early winter, as well as provide top-quality foraging habitat for endangered shorebirds such as the red knot during spring migration.

Longwood Foundation looks to DU

In December 2006, the prestigious Longwood Foundation awarded DU a much-needed grant to implement DU’s Delaware Bay Initiative.

The Welfare Foundation

Known for funding high-priority, highly successful environmental and educational programs in Delaware, The Welfare Foundation awarded DU a generous grant to survey, design and restore marginal agricultural lands within the headwaters of the Chesapeake and Delaware bays’ tributaries.

Fairplay Foundation continues to contribute to DU

In December 2005 and 2006, the Fairplay Foundation again proved that they believe in DU’s conservation mission in Delaware by providing funding for restoration survey, design and construction for projects within the Delaware Bay watershed.

DU dollars produce winter forage for ducks

In 2001, Ducks Unlimited (DU) began working with biologists from the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) on Muddy Neck Pond at Assawoman Wildlife Management Area in West Bethany.

Upper Chesapeake Bay Priority Area

The Upper Chesapeake watershed spans both the western shore of the upper Chesapeake Bay and the eastern shore of Maryland and Delaware.

Delaware Conservation Projects

Ducks Unlimited habitat conservation projects in Delaware. These projects benefit waterfowl, other wildlife and people. View sample projects, project map and more.

Blackbird Creek

Multiple Wetlands Restored on the Blackbird Creek With Delaware Costal Program Funds.

The Round Maple Project - Delaware

Ducks Unlimited has partnered with farmers in the Midwest to adapt a piece of equipment used to create waterway diversions on large agricultural fields to help reduce the costs of building dikes for wetland restoration in Delaware.

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge

DU and Delaware Wild Lands, Inc.

DU and Delaware Wild Lands, Inc. Partner for Wetlands.

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