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Latest installment in “Wetlands 101” video series – “Restoring Wetlands: Restoration Stories” – on DNREC’s YouTube Channel
DOVER (Feb. 19, 2016) – The sixth installment of DNREC’s “Wetlands 101” video series – “Restoring Wetlands: Restoration Stories” – premieres this week on DNREC’s YouTube Channel. The series is produced by the Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program within DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship to educate Delawareans about wetlands, while promoting the idea that everyone can make a difference in the continuing challenge of wetland preservation.
Approximately 80 percent of Delaware’s wetlands are privately owned, and with the elimination of more than half the state’s original wetlands since the 1700’s, options for Delawareans to protect and rejuvenate their lands are vital. Part 1 of the “Restoring Wetlands” feature, titled “Restoring Wetlands: Facing Challenges,” addressed some of the common causes for wetland damage, degradation or loss. The new video highlights solutions for reversing that loss.
Part 2, “Restoring Wetlands: Restoration Stories,” focuses on some of the common problems wetlands are up against, and explores Delaware sites that have gone through the restoration process. The six-minute video features four projects that have increased the land’s ability to provide wildlife habitat, keep Delaware’s waters clean, and prevent property erosion through: a living shoreline in Lewes, two converted ditches in the Kent County communities of Sandtown and Felton, and a vegetated buffer in Dover.
In addition to the “Wetlands 101 Series,” the DNREC YouTube Channel offers more than 50 fun, interesting and educational videos, taking viewers from the unique steam car collection at Auburn Heights Preserve to the trails and pathways of Cape Henlopen State Park, and from the Delaware Bayshore to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and many of the First State’s great outdoors places and spaces in between. Most of these videos are written and produced by DNREC’s Public Affairs Section.
To view “Restoring Wetlands: Restoration Stories” and other DNREC YouTube Channel videos, please visit http://youtube.com/delawarednrec.
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