Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve
St. Jones Reserve
The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) is one of 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves across the country whose goal is to establish, protect, and manage natural estuarine habitats for research, education, and coastal stewardship. It was established in 1993, and is a cooperative program between the State of Delaware and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The DNERR has two main components, the Blackbird Creek Reserve in Townsend, Delaware, and the St. Jones Reserve in Dover, Del. These sites include both brackish and freshwater estuaries, and represent the diverse estuarine ecosystems found throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Our mission at the DNERR is to preserve and manage natural resources through coastal stewardship within the Reserve as a place for research, and for providing education and outreach programs that promote better understanding of Delaware’s estuarine and coastal areas, and to promote informed coastal decision-making. Please explore our website to learn more about research & monitoring, education, coastal training, stewardship efforts and volunteer opportunities at the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Blackbird Creek Reserve
Promoting the stewardship and understanding of Delaware's coastal areas through science and education.
Research & Monitoring
Education, Outreach & Training
Stewardship & Conservation
Who's Who at the Reserve
Please contact us for more information: Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve
St Jones Reserve818 Kitts Hummock RoadDover, DE 19901(302) 739-6377(302) 739-3446 fax
Blackbird Creek Reserve802 Blackbird Landing RoadTownsend, DE 19734(302) 378-5734