The 3, 300 acres of Chesapeake Farms are devoted to the development, evaluation, and demonstration of advanced agricultural practices and wildlife management techniques, which are designed to be environmentally sound, productive, economically viable and socially acceptable.
DuPont recognizes that the Delaware River is a beautiful resource to our community. Because we strongly believe this natural treasure should be respected and appreciated, we have joined with the community to protect it. Clear Into the Future, a Delaware Estuary Initiative is DuPont’s ongoing commitment to maintain and improve the Delaware Estuary for the future.
DuPont has seventeen sites around the world certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council, a Maryland, U.S. based non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the quality and amount of wildlife habitat on corporate, private and public lands. The following five sites received international recognition at the Wildlife Habitat Council’s 20th Annual Symposium in November 2008 for their contributions to wildlife habitat conservation.
- Cooper River Plant - Moncks Corner, South Carolina
- DeLisle Plant – Pass Christian, Mississippi
- Fort Madison Plant - Fort Madison, Iowa
- Parlin Plant – Parlin, New Jersey
- Washington Works Plant - Washington, West Virginia
Land Legacy Program
DuPont has a strategy for land conservation that includes placing surplus property into protected status through the company’s Land Legacy Program, as well as lending support to activities in local communities aimed at preserving green space. In addition, DuPont manages as much of its company property as possible for wildlife habitat.