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.
What if I need help after I adopt my wetland site? Don’t worry, the Adopt-A-Wetland staff will be here to help you manage your site. We have created a guidebook that is loaded with information and ideas for on-the-ground projects that is provided to you when you adopt. And we have kits that you can borrow if you want to monitor macroinvertebrates, water quality, reptiles and amphibians, wildlife, and wetland plants at your site.
We also provide workshops and training opportunities each year to make sure every adopter is up-to-date on the newest methods and ideas to care for their site.
In addition to the guidebooks, kits, and workshops we produce an annual newsletter, profiling the activities and accomplishments of various adopters.
Past Newsletters: 2005-2012 Current: Spring 2013
For more information and to receive newsletters prior to 2005, please contact: Marlene Mervine , AREC AAW Coordinator, 302-735-8660 Gary Kreamer , AREC Education Coordinator, 302-735-8665
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