Pages Categorized With: "Beaches"
The Coastal Storm Risk Management Study of the Delaware Inland Bays and Delaware Bay Coast (known as the Back Bay Study) will explore potential storm risk management problems and flood risk reduction solutions. It will recommend risk reduction solutions that increase community resilience to coastal storms.
The Delaware Inland Bays
A listing of permit applications and related documents for the regulatory programs that govern coastal construction.
Jennifer Luoma Pongratz 302-608-5502
Coastal Construction Permit Application — For construction activities
A collection of common questions, and answers, about the coastal construction regulatory program.
The Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Shoreline and Waterway Management Section has a series of maps that show the location of the Building
DNREC’s Adopt-A-Beach program is a partnership between the Department and Delaware volunteers, working in tandem to protect and enhance Delaware’s beaches.
Eddie Meade Environmental Scientist 302-739-9921
Volunteers are the backbone of Delaware’s shoreline stabilization. Every spring since 1990, except when pandemic conditions prevented it, dedicated volunteers have stabilized Delaware’s sand dunes by planting more than 5 million stems of Cape American beach grass along ocean and bay beaches.
Registration for the all 2023 Beach
There are several ways property owners and visitors can preserve and protect beaches and dunes.
Michael Powell Administrator Shoreline and Waterway Management Section 302-739-9921
The DNREC Shoreline and Waterway Management Section works to maintain and improve Delaware’s beaches, shorelines and waterways.
Shoreline and Waterway Management 302-739-9921
The section manages the shoreline through regulation of coastal construction activities
Coastal development adds stress to beach systems, especially to dunes. Dunes and beaches are the first lines of protection from wave action for coastal communities during coastal storms. Dunes also act as storage areas that supply sand to the beach during storms.
The Regulations Governing Beach Protection and the Use of Beaches (7 DE Admin. Code 5102) establishes a “building line” along the coast and stipulate that no construction may take place seaward of that without a Coastal Construction Permit or Coastal Construction Letter of Approval from the Department. The building line is mapped by the
The sandy beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay shorelines are valuable natural resources to the State of Delaware. The beaches were created by nature and continue to be shaped by wind and waves. The 1972 Beach Preservation Act (7 Del.C. Chapter 68) provides the authority to DNREC to enhance, preserve, and protect the