For more than 20 years, the Delaware Nature Society has owned and managed the 352-acre preserve, which is widely viewed as a model of best practices in biodiversity management. Set in the rolling hillside of New Castle County's Piedmont region, the preserve includes mature forest; floodplain meadows; early successional fields; and the stream valley of Burrows Run, a tributary of the Red Clay Creek.
We celebrate Coverdale and all that it offers the community. Through hands on programming; members, students, teachers and families, participate in seasonal programs to learn about the farm cycle of life, the origin of food, and our dependence upon soil, water, plants and animals for survival. Our teaching farm offers visitor interaction with resident livestock by hand milking a cow, collecting eggs, feeding sheep and pigs. In addition to animal husbandry, we utilize over an acre of organic vegetable gardens and a professional teaching kitchen.