DuPont Environmental Education Center

The State of the Christina River

By Guest Blogger: Martha Corrozi Narvaez Associate Policy Scientist, Water Resources Agency, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware On an unseasonably warm Sunday in February I walked hand-in-hand with my 4-year old son along Wilmington’s riverwalk that parallels the magnificent Christina River. As we walked we passed by couples, families, runners, and people of all …

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Russet-tipped Clubtail of the Christina River

By Jim White: Senior Fellow for Land and Biodiversity The Christina River has been one of my favorite Delaware canoeing and kayaking destinations for many years. Cruising with the tide on a late summer day is about as relaxing as it can get.  However, if you are like me, the best part of the experience …

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Elderberries in Bloom

By John Harrod: Manager, Dupont Environmental Education Center Blooming right now in the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge is a great shrub of utility and beauty. The common elderberry (Sambucus Canadensis), also known as American elder, can be found throughout Delaware and along the Eastern U.S. from Canada to Florida. Elderberry is a pioneer …

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