Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin welcomed Gov. John Carney, DNREC conservation partners and guests to the DNREC Building’s theater for the premiere of “Delaware Bayshore Forever,” a video produced for DNREC by Michael Oates and Jeanne Covert of 302 Stories Inc., on July 28 at the Delaware State Fair.

The 12-minute video takes viewers on a land and aerial tour of the Bayshore’s ecological, economic, cultural and historic resources, as well as featuring some of the people who care about the region’s natural and cultural heritage.

The video supports DNREC’s partner program, “Bayshore Forever — A 21st Century Land Conservation and Restoration Strategy for Delaware’s Bayshore Region.” This program establishes goals to protect and restore Bayshore habitats that will increase resiliency and adaptation, reduce erosion and flooding and protect wildlife through projects including habitat protection with interested landowners, enhancement of coastal impoundments and water control structures, restoration of forest buffers and tidal marshes and managing invasive species.

In addition to DNREC, program partners include The Nature Conservancy, Delaware Wild Lands, The Conservation Fund, Delaware Nature Society, Ducks Unlimited, Delmarva Ornithological Society, Delaware Greenways, Kent County Conservancy, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

To view “Delaware Bayshore Forever,” visit bit.ly/2tQ9PrX.