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Delaware Nature Society

Mission Statementto foster understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the natural world through education; to preserve ecologically significant areas; to advocate stewardship and conservation of natural resources.

Contact Information

Delaware Nature Society
PO Box 700
Hockessin, DE 19707-0700

Phone: (302) 239-2334
Fax: (302) 239-2473


Year Founded1964
Land Trust Alliance Member Since
Adopted S&P*Yes
Area of Operation
Number of Full-time Staff1
Number of Supporters2256
Land Protection PrioritiesOpen space, in general; Working farms or ranchlands; Important natural areas or wildlife habitats; Water resources, including wetlands

*Indicates adoption of the 2004 Land Trust Standards and Practices

Counties of Operation:

Pennsylvania: Chester   Delaware  
Delaware: Statewide
Maryland: Caroline   Cecil   Dorchester   Kent   Queen Anne's   Talbot   Wicomico   Worcester  
New Jersey: Cumberland   Salem  

Acres Conserved

State Total Owned Under Easement Other*
DELAWARE 1,043 604 439 -
MARYLAND - - - -
NEW JERSEY - - - -
PENNSYLVANIA 124 - 42 82

*This figure includes land that has been acquired by land trusts — whether through purchase, donation or by another means — and subsequently has been transferred to a public agency. It also includes land protected through other methods such as negotiating and preparing for acquisition by other organizations or agencies.

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