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Joe Farrell
Delaware NEMO Coordinator

University of Delaware
Delaware Sea Grant Program
700 Pilottown Road
Lewes, DE 19958
(302) 645-4250




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Linking Land Use and Water Quality

Welcome to NEMO

Delaware NEMO is an educational program for local decision makers that addresses the relationship between land use and natural resource protection, with a focus on watersheds.

NEMO, the acronym for Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials, derives its name for its emphasis on educating local decision makers — elected officials, town managers, and community members who serve on local planning commissions — about how the land use decisions they make affect water quality and other natural resources. Delaware NEMO ’s goal is to arm community leaders with the knowledge and understanding that will help them make better decisions about development while minimizing the impact on water quality and other natural resources. How you protect your natural resources will affect your community for generations.

NEMO educational programs are designed around a community’s specific concerns about community character, unique features and natural resources. We offer workshops, web based tools, and technical support to best fit a community’s needs.