Exelon Corporation

Dewey Beach Distribution Right of Way

Dewey Beach, Delaware, United States

Certified through 2022

Project Name
Project Type
Dewey Beach Right of Way - Wetland & Water Bodies Habitat
Wetlands & Water Bodies
About the Program

Exelon Corporation's Dewey Beach Right of Way is located on Rehoboth Bay in Delaware, about 120 miles south of Philadelphia. The 1-acre property is maintained as an important wetland and tidal marsh habitat. The habitat includes salt-tolerant grasses, maritime forest, and an area planted with native vegetation to attract pollinator species.
 
Practices and Impacts
  • To restore the wetland on-site, the team manually removed invasive grasses and 5 tons of debris to allow native coastal grasses to recover.
  • The team relocated an osprey nesting platform and installed live webcams to allow team members and the public to monitor osprey nesting activity in the habitat.
  • In 2018, a filter sock seeded with native wildflowers was installed upland on the site to control erosion and increase plant biodiversity.

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