Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race, color, national origin or income, with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies; and the equitable access to green spaces, climate resilience, public recreation opportunities and information and data on potential exposures to environmental hazards.
At DNREC, environmental justice seeks equity for minority and low-income communities that may be disproportionately exposed – and vulnerable – to adverse environmental impacts. Simply put, practicing environmental justice ensures that everyone has an equal seat at the table where decisions are made.
DNREC staff want to work with local communities to find the best ways to serve them. We’re listening and you can help. Learn More
It is the policy of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) that: No person shall, on the ground of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all other related nondiscrimination laws and requirements.
The people who work at DNREC provide information and assistance across a wide spectrum of topics and for specific needs. Be the first to know about DNREC activities using the department’s array of outreach tools. Use the department’s Contact Us page to find immediate help with environmental issues, search for contacts by subject, or find contact information by division.
Environmental Complaints and Emergencies
Hunting, Fishing, and Boating Violations
Operation Game Theft
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is committed to working with community members throughout the state to develop pathways for meaningful dialogue. DNREC welcomes your comments and suggestions about environmental justice at DNREC.
No one knows Delaware’s communities as well as the people who live in those communities. DNREC will use input from local leaders and residents to find the data and information needed to focus state efforts.
Who are the leaders DNREC should reach out to when there are issues to explore?
What is the best way to reach people in your community in emergencies or when a decision is pending?
Where is a good place to hold community meetings?
Join the Community Assets Campaign and share your knowledge and experience. The DNREC team will combine your input with that of your neighbors to improve the tools that help guide its work.
DNREC provides human-translated versions of key documents on this site. These are documents that are not frequently updated. For pages that do change, we recommend using freely available tools such as Google Translate, which provides automated translations. Note that this is an external resource that is outside of DNREC’s control.
If you need additional translation or interpretation services to interact with DNREC, please contact us by email or at 302-739-9001.
DNREC proporciona versiones traducidas por humanos de documentos clave en este sitio. Estos son documentos que no se actualizan con frecuencia. Para las páginas que cambian, recomendamos usar herramientas disponibles gratuitamente como Google Translate, que proporciona traducciones automáticas. Tenga en cuenta que este es un recurso externo que está fuera del control de DNREC.
Si necesita servicios adicionales de traducción o interpretación para interactuar con DNREC, comuníquese con nosotros por correo electrónico o al 302-739-9001.
DNREC bay vèsyon moun ki tradui dokiman kle sou sit sa a. Sa yo se dokiman ki pa mete ajou souvan. Pou paj ki chanje, nou rekòmande pou itilize zouti ki disponib gratis tankou Google Translate, ki bay tradiksyon otomatik. Remake byen ke sa a se yon resous ekstèn ki andeyò kontwòl DNREC a.
Si w bezwen plis sèvis tradiksyon oswa entèpretasyon pou kominike avèk DNREC, tanpri kontakte nou pa imel oswa nan 302-739-9001.