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We regret to inform you that – due to decreasing federal funding to the Aquatic Resources Education Program under which it operates - support for the Delaware Adopt-a-Wetland (AAW) Program has been suspended until further notice. That means that no new adoptions can be entertained and existing adopters will not be able to call on AAW support staff as provided in the past. Groups who wish may continue to carry on their good work in stewardship and monitoring of their respective adopted wetland sites (pending ongoing approval from landowners) through their own resources. For further information on this situation, please peruse the attached AAW status FAQS. Please tune into this website periodically for updates on any changes relevant to the future of the Adopt-a-Wetland program.









But how do I pick a wetland site to adopt?
It’s easy! First you and your group should ask yourselves the following questions:

1) Where do you live and how far are you willing to travel to care for your wetland?

2) How large and ambitious is your group?

3) How large and impaired of a site are you willing to take on?

4) What are the groups interests? What kinds of activities are you interested in participating in at your site?

Then, either choose a site you know that needs help and meets the criteria you've set, or contact us and we will match you to a site from our inventory.

For a complete list of guidelines click here.

For more information contact:

Marlene Mervine , AREC AWW Coordinator, 302-735-8660

Gary Kreamer , AREC Education Coordinator, 302-735-8665


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