• 1987

    The EPA recognizes the Delaware Estuary as an estuary of significance

  • 1988

    The Delaware Estuary becomes part of the EPA's National Estuary Program

  • 1996

    Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is officially incorporated as a non-profit organization

  • 1996

    Delaware Estuary Program publishes its first Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan (CCMP)

  • 1997

    DNREC assists PDE in establishing its first office at Bellevue State Park in Wilmington, Delaware

  • 1997

    Local illustrator Frank McShane creates PDEs first logo

  • 2000

    PDE moves to a new office at 9th and Orange streets in downtown Wilmington, Delaware

  • 2004

    PDE becomes the host of the Delaware Estuary Program

  • 2004

    The Schuylkill Watershed Implementation Grant is awarded to PDE, leading to the creation of the Schuylkill Action Network

  • 2005

    PDE launches the Delaware Bay Oyster Restoration Project and campaign

  • 2005

    PDE moves to its present office by the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware