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The Delaware Mosquito Control Section works to restore and enhance wetland habitats with our Northern Delaware Wetland Rehabilitation Program (NDWRP). NDWRP is a collaborative partnership between DNREC's Division of Fish & Wildlife and other natural resource agencies. Together, we're working to restore up to 10,000 acres of degraded urban wetlands along the Christina River/lower Delaware River corridor. Click here for more information.
Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge
NDWRP's current project is the marsh restoration at the Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington. The restoration has included the removal of phragmites, an invasive reedy plant that takes over an area and limits the native vegetation that provides habitat for native animals. The marsh was also dredged and tidal gates were installed to allow water from the Christina River onto the marsh. In addition to the re-construction of the marsh, native trees and shrubs have been planted in the restored upland and marsh areas.
Please call our Glasgow field office at 302-836-2555 for more information.