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Community Ombudsman

The Community Ombudsman serves as a liaison between the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and communities throughout the state. The ombudsman helps communities identify and understand environmental problems. And helps the department understand the needs of communities.

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GEAC Environmental Justice and Energy Equity Workgroup

The Environmental Justice and Energy Equity workgroup of the Governor’s Energy Advisory Council (GEAC) will explore the impact of energy systems on environmental justice communities, societal benefit programs, the Justice40 Initiative, workforce development and other topics raised by members. Meetings of the council and its workgroups are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public

Título VI y DNREC

El Departamento de Recursos Humanos y Control Ambiental de Delaware (Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, DNREC) se toma muy en serio sus responsabilidades en virtud del Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, una ley fundamental que prohíbe la discriminación por cuestiones de raza, color o nacionalidad, y otras leyes


Depatman Resous Natirèl ak Kontwòl Anviwònmantal nan Delaware (Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, DNREC) pran oserye responsablite li yo nan kad Tit V nan Lwa Dwa Sivil ane 1964 – yon lwa istorik ki entèdi diskriminasyon sou baz ras, koulè, oubyen orijin nasyonal – ak lòt lejislasyon federal ki asire egalite ak jistis

Title VI and DNREC

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) takes seriously its responsibilities under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — a landmark law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin — and other federal legislation that ensures equality and fairness in programs and activities that

Data and Information

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control uses data tools, mapping resources and information technology to study the health and resilience of Delaware’s natural resources, manage programs and provide information to the public. These tools include detailed datasets, digital mapping tools (known as geospatial data tools) and a

Public Participation

Public engagement and participation is key to DNREC’s mission. Learn about public meetings and notices, secretary’s orders and other outreach initiatives in place across DNREC’s divisions to encourage public participation, as well as information on signing up for calendar alerts or other notifications. Permitting and Regulations DNREC

Community Resources

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has a range of community resources for Delawareans, including boards and commissions, committees and ombudsmen. Programs are also in place to assist residents with home weatherization, transitioning to clean energy and access to Delaware’s state parks. Community

Share Your Thoughts

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. Please include your phone number, your email, or both, so that we can reach

Environmental Justice at DNREC

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

Communities in Need

The state has developed a list of communities in need as part of the Delaware Clean Water Initiative for Underserved Communities. These are communities that have lacked technical or financial capacity to address demonstrated public health and clean water challenges.

Delaware Clean Water Initiative

The Delaware Clean Water Initiative for Underserved Communities (CWI) will help provide clean public drinking water and upgraded wastewater treatment for the state’s low-income and underserved communities. The Initiative is supported by a $50 million investment, the Clean Water Trust, created by the Clean Water for Delaware Act. [column md=”6″ xclass=”col-xs-12 col-lg-5

Environmental Justice

The new and expanded DNREC Environmental Justice web pages are found at