Under Executive Order # 61 the Green Infrastructure Conservation Committee (GICC) was formed to recommend strategies for conservation and management and to assist in the development of an interconnected network of green spaces throughout the state.
The current committee includes representatives from every DNREC division and from the Delaware Department of Agriculture, the Delaware Department of Transportation, the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) and the Delaware Economic Development Office.
The GICC developed the following goals:
- Preserve half of Delaware's remaining unpreserved commercially viable forest land by 2024.
- Preserve half of Delaware's remaining unpreserved cropland by 2024.
- Preserve 100 percent of the remaining natural resource and recreational priorities by 2024.