SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
This edition is brimming with fresh information and interesting facts provided by a variety of contributing authors. Although I love fall I’m never quite ready to let summer go. This summer has been a formidable one with stretches of hot humid weather in the middle book-ended by intense rain events. During these intense events we watch nervously as roadways become rivers and our coastlines seem to disappear. We also marvel at how resilient our coastal and riparian wetlands are!
Wetlands work quietly and humbly to our benefit IF we avoid them and give them space to function. We are fortunate to have two strong estuary programs (
) in our small state and they each play a role in conserving and understanding wetlands. As they both update their comprehensive management plans please exercise your right to comment on and support their wetland goals. Likewise, now is the time to comment on
Sussex County’s Comprehensive Plan
as updates are proposed for wetland protection and planning decisions.
Late summer is when we hustle to finish our sampling before the grasses turn brown and the bird songs are replaced with crickets. Our field work takes us into some beautiful and unique places around the state that are far from the beaten path. We love to share our field finds with our followers on
so be sure to look us up @de_wetlands.
Thanks for reading & happy fall!
DNREC's Wetland Monitoring & Assessment Program