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YourDNREC YouTube channel premieres “Living Shorelines” video
DOVER (April 28, 2014) – “Living Shorelines” is the newest offering from YourDNREC’s YouTube Channel on improving the state’s water quality with emphasis on how we can better enable cleaner water for Delaware’s future.
Living shorelines stabilize wetland areas, provide habitat for wildlife, protect shorelines from erosion, and enable wetlands to continue cleaning Delaware’s water. While installing a Living Shoreline at the Indian River Marina, Danielle Kreeger, Ph.D., science director for the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, took time out to explain for YourDNREC how a living shoreline works and how it benefits the environment.
This effort supports Governor Markell’s Clean Water for Delaware’s Future initiative – a comprehensive plan for cleaning up Delaware’s bays, rivers and streams so they meet water quality standards for drinking, swimming and supporting fish and other aquatic life. The plan accelerates a wide range of clean water projects that protect public health and safety, improve water quality, increase the resiliency of Delaware’s communities to storms and flooding, support our multi-billion dollar tourism and agriculture industries, create jobs and bolster the economic revitalization of our towns and cities..
Vol. 44, No. 128