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Beach buddies: UD monitoring program helps Delaware achieve highest national ratings

Beach buddies: UD monitoring program helps Delaware achieve highest national ratings

Delaware’s beach waters are among the cleanest in the nation according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). That’s thanks in part to a partnership between the University of Delaware and the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). The UD Citizen Monitoring Program, run by Delaware Sea Grant and featuring the efforts of trained citizen volunteers, helps DNREC monitor the state’s waterbodies for signs of pollution. The program recently celebrated its 20th year serving the state.