The goal of the Ecological Restoration and Protection Team is to restore and protect streams, drainage ditches, wetlands, and riparian corridors in a coordinated effort to ensure that the maximum level of environmental results are being derived to enhance water quality, provide stream-bank protection and reduce erosion, and establish wildlife habitat.
Wetland restoration is taking place in a variety of settings from marginal agricultural fields to school yards to create additional wildlife habitat, improve water quality and increase the efficiency of farming operations.
Stream restoration is being targeted toward existing tax ditches and degraded natural stream systems to provide long-term stability and improve ecological value by reestablishing natural flood plains and sinuous low-flow channels using geomorphological approaches.
If you are interested in assistance with ecological restoration on your property contact:
Stephen Williams, Ecological Restoration Program Manager
DNREC, Division of Soil and Water
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901Stephen.Williams@state.de.us